Anyone make cheese?
I got a cheesemaking kit last year for my birthday and have made several batches of mozzarella, but have not had time or energy to explore further. The batch I tried to make yesterday would not quite finish, so either the milk was too pasteurized or my rennet is too old (about a year). I will buy some fresh rennet and switch milk brands, and in the meantime I am trying to turn my failed mozzarella into something like ricotta salata. Next up will be to get my hands on a cheese press and try my hand at things like traditional cheddar.
Anyone else fooling around with this? Seems like a pretty inexpensive hobby and my kids go through cheese so fast that I always have an eager audience for my efforts. With milk at 2 bucks and change turning out about a pound of fresh mozzarella I think I come out ahead pretty well, too.
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