Bob-White Systems Lab now provides complete milk testing services for dairy farmers including raw milk producers, cheese and dairy food producers and processors.
South Royalton, VT — Bob-White Systems, leader in the Micro Dairy and Cheese making industry, announces the opening of a new state-of-the art laboratory for dairy farmers: the Bob-White Systems Dairy and Food Testing Lab. The facility is scheduled to open on February 18. “It is the only private milk and food testing facility in the northeast that primarily services dairy farmers and dairy food producers and processors,” said Bob-White Systems President Steve Judge. “And it is conveniently located in central Vermont, right off of Interstate 89 at Exit 3 in Royalton.”
The Bob-White Systems Dairy and Food Testing Lab will provide a full range of testing services to the region's dairy industry including dairy farmers, raw milk producers, cheese makers and other dairy-food producers.
Services will include:
· Standard plate and coliform count
· Milk component analysis
· Antibiotic residue testing
· Somatic cell testing
· Environmental testing
· ALP (pasteurization effectiveness) testing
For Information on the new labcontact:
Steve Judge, BobWhiteSystems@gmail.com, 802-763-2777
About Bob-White Systems
Bob-White Systems is bringing the cows back home by creating the technology, manufacturing the equipment, and generating the knowledge for the local, farmstead, and homestead production of pure, farm fresh milk and cheese. Located in South Royalton, Vermont, Bob-White Systems is committed to making it possible for every small or rural community to enjoy safe, fresh, and delicious milk and cheese produced by local, micro dairy farms. By designing, equipping, and helping to manage small micro dairy operations, Bob-White Systems reduces dairy start-up and operating costs, helps farmers enjoy more profits and enables communities to produce and purchase their own local milk. More information is available at www.bobwhitesystems.com. Receive up-to-date information online at Twitter: @FarmsteadDairy and on Facebook: FarmsteadDairy.
South Royalton, VT—For the past 45 years, Bob-White Systems founder and CEO Steven Judge has worked as a dairy-farm hand, farm owner, farm manager, and farm consultant. He has run small and large dairies across New England and gained an encyclopedic knowledge of how to raise cows for milk. Recently, he has noticed a resurgence of do-it-yourselfers within the food community interested in taking control of their food supply. These folks are establishing small homesteads or Micro Dairies, growing their own food, baking their own bread, smoking their own bacon, and canning. Many also want to learn how to make cheese at home.
Wanting to meet the needs of this growing DIY community, Steve harnessed his knowledge and introduced a line of cheesemaking kits for the home cook. He partnered with experienced cheesemaker and Bob-White Systems employee Ryen Leach, who designed the kits and developed the cheese recipes. “We are a company of dairy farmers and cheesemakers,” says Steve. “I still milk cows every day, and so does Ryen. We both know how satisfying it is to grow our own food and to drink milk from our own cows. The cheesemaking kits are meant to reconnect customers with the land and to help them experience a taste of the Vermont farm life right in their own kitchens.”
Think cows lumbering outside the kitchen window, sweet farm-fresh milk topped with cream and knowing where your food comes from. Bob-White Systems wants to help customers reclaim their kitchens and reconnect with pure, local and homemade food. Ryen, who previously created farmstead cheeses at Prodigal Farms in North Carolina, adds: “Our kits are designed to be easy and educational and to encourage anyone with a source of fresh local milk and a do-it-yourself attitude to be able to make cheese at home.”
The company will introduce eight to ten kits for homemade cheese over the course of this year that can be used with milk from cows, sheep, goats or water buffalo. Steve and Ryen have carefully chosen three basic cheeses—Mozzarella & Ricotta, Feta and fresh Chèvre—as the first three kits available for sale on their website. They will introduce a Gouda and Cheddar kit later this year. In addition, they offer all of the supplies needed to make cheese at home including cheese clothes, drying racks, cheese molds, cheese presses, and books that feature a variety of cheese recipes.
“Bob-White Systems’ kits deliver what no other at-home cheesemaking kit can,” says Steve. “They come straight from the hands of experienced farmers and cheesemakers. We share our knowledge with our customers via these kits so that they, too, can experience the simple satisfaction of making cheese at home.” Look for more cheese kits to be introduced throughout this year available online at BobWhiteSystems.com.