The Oravets family is the fifth (or sixth) generation to farm their land in Kent, Ohio. When Rebecca and John took over the farm they knew they wanted to bring cows back to the land. There is no better way to constantly improve the fertility of your farm while also providing steady, year-round work & income than dairying. However, it’s not easy to make a go of it as a small dairy farmer. The Oravets ‘decided to turn to cheese making as a way to make dairy farming profitable. Their raw milk cheeses are made with the milk from their small herd of Ayrshire cows. All of the cheeses are aged on beechwood boards, cut from their own woods, & have an earthy, edible natural rind, whether it be clothbound or brine washed.
Learn more about Old Forge Dairy here.