National Dairy Month Is Here!


PrintWhat started out as National Milk Month in 1937 to promote milk consumption and stabilize the dairy demand has turned into a month-long celebration and tradition that acknowledges the dairy industry. So with that in mind, why not celebrate National Dairy Month with dairy fun from Nasco?

Would you like to give a try to making your own butter? It’s a breeze with Nasco’s 2-1/2 Gallon Electric Butter Churn (C33741N) that turns out delicious homemade butter in only 20 minutes. If you prefer to churn by hand, adding your own herbs and spices, try the 1-Gallon Manual Butter Churn (C26345N).

Making your own cheese is a popular hobby for dairy and cheese enthusiasts. First you want to read about the process, and Nasco has plenty of instructions for you to peruse. Homemade Living: Home Dairy (All You Need to Know to Make Cheese, Yogurt, Butter & More), C33756N, provides a feast of information for dairy-loving foodies! Offers need-to-know facts, troubleshooting tips, profiles, and recipes for making such dairy staples as butter, sour cream, and cheese from scratch. Or how about Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking (C32071N)? This comprehensive user-friendly guide offers a deep look at the history, science, culture, and art of making artisan cheese on a small scale.

Instructions and recipes combined can be found in Home Cheesemaking: Recipes for 75 Homemade Cheeses (C24958N). Includes more cheesemaking recipes than any other book on the market, along with sections on other dairy products such as butter, yogurt, sour cream, crème fraîche, and mascarpone. Nasco even has an informational DVD that helps you with all the basics. Cheesemaking 101 (C25409N) covers what cheesemaking expert Ricki Carroll does in a workshop, including the basics of what cheese curds are supposed to look like. 30 minutes.

We also carry cheesemaking kits to ready you for your cheesemaking tasks. Our Mozzarella & Ricotta Cheese Kit (C19125N) makes up to 20 lbs. of mozzarella and 10 lbs. of ricotta. Our Basic Hard Cheese Kit (C11506N) includes everything you need to make eight delicious, homemade cheeses, including cottage cheese, Gouda, Colby, and Parmesan.

What celebration of National Dairy Month would be complete without a chance to make homemade ice cream?

Our Hamilton Beach® 4-Qt. Automatic Ice Cream Maker (WA28628N) makes delicious ice cream, frozen yogurt, or sorbet in 20-40 minutes. Just add ingredients, ice, and rock salt – this maker does all the work and stops when ready. No stirring needed! We also have the Aroma® Traditional Ice Cream Maker that combines old-fashioned fun with modern convenience. Hand-crafted wood bucket and die-cast hand crank harken back to ice cream makers of the past, while electric motor makes it easy to quickly make a batch.  Try your hand with a 4-Quart Maker (WA33120H) or a 6-Quart Maker (WA33121H).

And just to bring your National Dairy Month theme home, scoop your ice cream with our Udderly Cows Ice Cream Scoop (C27373N), serve ice cream or yogurt in our wonderfully whimsical 12-oz. Friendly Faces Cow Bowl (C33573N), drink from our Friendly Faces 10-oz. Cow Tumbler (C33578N) or our Udder Cows Collector’s Mug (C27371N), and make chocolate milk in our battery-powered Moo Mixer Supreme (C25979N).

Nasco salutes dairy farmers and producers during National Dairy Month – and every month! Come shop our dairy and farm products at our Farm and Ranch website,


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