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Dairy turns isle milk into butter, cheese

By Joan Namkoong

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 07, 2012

~~<p>When Oahu's last dairy was closing, Monique van der Stroom decided to continue her career in the dairy business and started Naked Cow Dairy in Waianae. She'd been running dairies for more than two decades, so milking cows and getting fresh milk to the consumer was routine. But Naked Cow Dairy is a boutique dairy, focused on producing butter and cheese from island cream and milk.</p>
<p>Van der Stroom produces cheese (cream cheese and feta) in small batches. Cream from Hawaii island, rich with butterfat, is churned in 12-gallon batches, producing about 50 pounds of butter. The process is repeated several times each week.</p>
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When Oahu's last dairy was closing, Monique van der Stroom decided to continue her career in the dairy business and started Naked Cow Dairy in Waianae. She'd been running dairies for more than two decades, so milking cows and getting fresh milk to the consumer was routine. But Naked Cow Dairy is a boutique dairy, focused on producing butter and cheese from island cream and milk.

Van der Stroom produces cheese (cream cheese and feta) in small batches. Cream from Hawaii island, rich with butterfat, is churned in 12-gallon batches, producing about 50 pounds of butter. The process is repeated several times each week. Login for more...



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