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Kate Johnson

The Art of Cheese
Longmont, CO
Kate Johnson is the founder and owner of The Art of Cheese.  She got her start as a cheesemaker as the director of Briar Gate Farm, her local family farm where she offers creative learning opportunities centered around animals and farmstead arts.   She raises Nubian, Mini Nubian and Nigerian Dwarf Dairy goats which gave her access to delicious farm-fresh goat’s milk when she began learning how to make cheese at home.  After dabbling with a variety of cheese recipes for several years and taking a few classes here and there, she eventually took an Advanced Cheesemaking Course from Larry and Linda Faillace of the Three Shepherds Farm of Vermont as well as a course from Luella Hill in San Francisco.  She has won many blue and champion ribbons for her cheeses at the Boulder County Fair and has taught cheesemaking  classes through Colorado State Extension Services, the City of Longmont, Front Range Community College, Boulder Valley Lifelong Learning, and Cheese Importers as well as in private homes, schools and businesses. After years of toting cheesemaking supplies and samples up and down the front range, Kate decided to pursue a brick-and-mortar location for her cheesemaking classes. In October, 2014 The Art of Cheese opened in a shared classroom space within TinkerMill in downtown Longmont.  When that location closed, they moved to another shared space within Launch Longmont.  In November of 2015 The Art of Cheese moved to a dedicated space in the Cheese Education Center within Haystack Mountain Cheese‘s new creamery.

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Wednesday, July 26