We took a barely passable mountain path (called a road here) way up in the hills by Cartago outside of Turrialba where there are 375 dairy farms and the famous Turrialba cheese is made. We had our friends along for the tour given by Carla who milks by hand twice a day and makes cheese. They have a small farm but very good artisan cheese is made here.
Yes indeed that is Steve milking that cow. And some of the milk went in the bucket too! Carla was the true milkmaid filling the bucket in no time. She milks 9 cows by hand in an hour and a half.
The cheese is made with animal rennet and salt. They add basil or sweet pepper and cilantro to some batches. She was kind enough to let me try my hand at it and we got to take our cheese with us. It will be ready tomorrow, but still tasted good today while warm.
The horse appeared to be lost….