A cheesy revelation

A cheesy revelation


Cheese is one of my favorite things. Belief in the greatness of cheese is (almost) one of my guiding moral principals… and, in general, I don’t trust people who don’t like cheese (I make an exception now and again). The point – I love cheese. And, as you know from reading this long-form ramble, I also love making things from scratch…

Years ago I bought Ricki Carroll’s great book “Home Cheese Making” and read it from cover to cover (twice) with great intentions. That was four years ago.

About two months ago I realized there was an Oberweiss Dairy store about five minutes from my house  - what amazing milk they have! (www.oberweis.com)

This month for my birthday a friend, knowing of my urban sustainable bent, bought me a cheese making kit. That was the final planet that needed alignment… We made fresh ricotta.

FOLKS! This is easier than making a pan of brownies. Almost as easy as making an omelette… I kid you not. DEFINITELY easier than making pie (someone needs to change that expression, by the way).

Get good milk – put in salt and citric acid – stir – warm to 195 degrees – drain in cheesecloth

THAT’S IT. The taste is great but the sense of accomplishment is even greater…

So I’ve gone back to Home Cheese Making for round three… I’m afraid a Pandora’s box has been opened. But what better way to spend the winter when the Yarden output and activities are so limited?

Mozzarella is on deck next.

One comment

  1. Thank you so much for everything especially Cheese making.

    My mom used to make it when I was little.



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