Meet the Cheese Brothers at First Light Farm and Creamery
The story of these two brothers who make cheese at First Light Farm and Creamery in East Bethany, NY, is far from conventional. It's inspirational to boot. Andrew Z. Galarneau at the Buffalo News has the story:
Before that night in March, Trystan Sandvoss and his younger brother Max did everything a couple of college boys could dream up to prepare for the challenge of making cheese.
They did apprenticeships with veteran goat farmers and prize-winning cheesemakers in the Pacific Northwest. Bought the best Nubian and Alpine goats they could find. Consulted with experts about the fine points of pasteurizing, vat construction, bacteria-resistant air-handling systems and custom-designed milking parlors.But for all their strategizing and calculating, there was no way to get completely ready for the March night when Cadence, one of their favorite Nubians, hugely pregnant, was failing to give birth.