Kate Johnson of Longmont, Colo.

Published on Tue, 08/08/2017 - 8:15am

Farming and food go hand in hand, or maybe like a hand and a glove, which FarmHer Kate Johnson knows firsthand. Kate moved from suburbia to a hobby farm on the outskirts of Longmont, Colo. with her family years ago and got started in farming when her daughter showed goats for 4-H. Finding herself with plenty of extra milk from the family’s goats, Kate started making cheese. That cheese led to more cheese and she didn’t stop there. Soon Kate found herself in the role of teaching others about her craft and formed The Art of Cheese, a school in which she teaches regular classes on creating all kinds of cheeses, from all types of milk.  

 On the day that I visited her farm, Kate finished milking the goats just as the Cheesemaking 101 class members began arriving, bringing an excited buzz from the kitchen. From pasteurization to homogenization, and from Chèvre cheese to Ricotta, Kate shared her expertise. Behind The Art of Cheese is a FarmHer who’s passionate about the farm-to-kitchen experience.