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Sep 06

[ARCHIVED] Butter and Cheese Making in the 1890s

The original item was published from September 6, 2018 4:01 PM to September 6, 2018 4:08 PM

Ever wonder how butter and cheese were made back in the good old days? You can get a glimpse of this in the 10th Biennial Report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture (1895-1896) online at the State Library of Kansas' KGI Online Library.

We've pulled out a section of the 1895-96 Biennial Report on butter and cheese and are providing it separately for your reading enjoyment. The section consists of several articles:

A Butter-Makers "Disconnected Notes"
Butter-Making On The Farm
More About Butter-Making On The Farm
Methods Of Creaming Compared
Points About Salting Butter
Coloring Home-Made Butter
Butter-Making Experiments
Decreasing The Cost Of Butter
Making The Prize Butters
Butter Direct To Private Customers
Which Is It More Profitable To Make, Cheese Or Butter?
Making The Prize Cheese
Relation Of Fat In Milk To Cheese Produced
Cheese-Making On The Farm
Popular Basis Of Payment For Cheese Milk

Besides the articles on butter and cheese, you'll find drawings of a home-made cheese press and several breeds of dairy cows within the articles.

You can view this document in the KGI Online Library at:

FROM THE 1895-1896

You can view the full 1895-1896 Biennial Report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture HERE