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Old 06-15-2011, 10:11 AM   #1
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Cheese Making?

Is anyone making their own cheese? Do you have any easy starter recipes? I would love to get into making my own since I love it so much!


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Old 06-15-2011, 11:40 AM   #2
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I basically do the beginner cheeses which are super easy one is ricotta basically bring a pot of milk to around 180 with a splash of vinegar in it and when it seperates you turn it off let it rest 10 mins and strain the cheese let it hang in cheesecloth for a few hours and its good. other is mozzarella but i havnt made in long time you can look up they have kits to make it its pretty easy as well

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Old 06-15-2011, 04:09 PM   #3
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Thanks Kronlyn, I will give it a try and welcome to DC!
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:44 PM   #4
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My DH thinks we need a dairy cow--I'm not quite ready to commit to milking 2x/day. I tried ricotta last summer--it didn't work for me, but I probably didn't do it right. It didn't thicken. I have to go to NY this weekend to p/up mail from folks in the US (asked that the mail be sent to the UPS store instead of to my P.O. Box in Canada since Canada Post is on strike--a pain, but there is a side benefit--I can go grocery shopping while I'm there). Milk is a lot cheaper in NY. I can bring back $20 of dairy products, I think I'll buy a couple of gallons of milk and try making ricotta and moz. again. A friend of mine used to make goat cheese (she had goats). It was so good.

I guess I better clean out the fridge so I can squeeze two gallons of milk in...
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:25 PM   #5
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Kathleen has done some cheese (and I think she posted about it).

Mozzarella and ricotta.
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:18 AM   #6
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I have always wanted to try this. Looks really interesting whenever I am in an shop or artisan cheese store where they make it.

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