Why is our book Home Cheese Making : Recipes for 75 Homemade Cheeses so popular? Perhaps because it’s authored by home cheesemaking superstar Ricki Carroll. In Seattle, local artisan cheese is readily available at farmer’s markets and grocery stores. A cheese festival takes place each year, even though we are far from Wisconsin. It’s highly likely that some Seattleites have chosen to take their adoration for cheese a step further and make it themselves, with milk from their own goats. If you haven’t already heard, last September the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to allow miniature goats to be kept as pets. They are an urban sustainabilist’s dream: they can mow a lawn or eat a blackberry bush and produce milk without use of fossil fuels. So yes, Seattleites can now make cheese with milk straight from their own backyards!