Sunday, December 20, 2009

Makin' CHEESE!

One of the little things we brought back with us from our trip was a little cheese making kit. So the girls & I tried it out. We heated the milk and added the rennet. Then we used this nifty little stirrer to break up the curds.
Next we scooped out the curds into the little mold.
After it sits for a while you take it out of the mold to dry. Isn't it cute?
We rubbed salt water on it every day for a few days, and this is what it looked like.
This is what it looked like when we cut into it. It tasted all right but could use a little more salt or longer time doing the salt rubs. We also needed a cellar.
It was a long process for a little tiny cheese. If I were to do it again I would want a bigger amount for the work put into it. I hear mozzarella is easy to make.....

1 comment:

Familie May said...

That really looks delicious! A lot of work but you made it!
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Good luck!