I found a source for raw milk about 30 minutes from our house. Yesterday Jeff and I went in search of the dairy. We had a nice drive and easily found the dairy. The milk was $5.50 a gallon so we bought two gallons. You could see clearly at least three inches of cream on the top. I almost jumped up and down. When we got home I tried to pour off the cream from both gallons. I am going to buy a good turkey baster for next time.
Then I made a half a gallon of yogurt using Yolanda's recipe for the crock pot, you can read the directions here: http://simplyhomemaking60.blogspot.com/2011/02/easy-yogurt.html
There was enough cream left in the milk that the yogurt looks so rich and creamy. I put about half of the yogurt in containers in the fridge and put the rest in a damp cloth lined colander to make cream cheese.
This morning I am making 30 minute ricotta cheese using this recipe: http://www.theartofdoingstuff.com/homemade-ricotta-cheesein-30-minutes/
Later after church I will be making some bagels to eat with the cream cheese. Here is the recipe I will be using from Tammy's recipes.
Yesterday I ordered the cultures so I can begin to learn cheddar cheese making. Oh the possibilities.