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Anyone making cheese out there?
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allisb48    Posted 01-11-2003 at 20:29:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I would like to hear from people making cheese at home. I have gotton the idea of making some thios winter and would like some pointers. I have a good sorce of gurnsey milk I can get to make cheese. Any tips, help, ideas, oranything would be very helpful. thanks


RayP(MI)    Posted 01-13-2003 at 16:01:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Back when we were shipping milk in cans, and I was a kid, we had a can returned - inspector said there was "blood in the milk." Well it looked OK to us, but we couldn't very well send it back. so we kept it in the milk-room, thinking it would change to cheese - well, it was a week before it even started! As far as we're concerned, the only blood was the bloodshot eyes of the inspector!


Tom A    Posted 01-12-2003 at 16:49:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We make cheese from our goat milk. I think the best advice I can give you is to get a starter kit with instructions and carefully follow them for the first few times. After you've made a few batches you can experiement and it'll seem like you can't mess it up anymore. But the first few times, if you aren't careful, you can get stuff that doesn't taste all that good...or else has lousy texture (I made some Feta one time that tasted great, but had a texture something like rubberized plaster.)

Good luck.

Tom


Spence    Posted 01-12-2003 at 13:33:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If you get your own cow, get ready to have a lotta milk. Say 5gal a day. So if your the kind that likes to watch television, take a holiday
than cheese making isn't a good sideline.

Jerseys will supply you with slightly less milk and it will be richer giving more of a yellow cheese, sides, if you want a pet too, they're the
friendliest. They'll follow you everywhere thinking there's some fun in store.

The best cheese is made of the mornings milking and some of the previous days.

I'm too much of a curd junkie to start making cheese. I'd have to go to a curd re-hab for a year or too before I start making.

Drop me a line if you want a cheddar recipe.


Kat in NJ    Posted 01-12-2003 at 09:20:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I haven't tried it yet, but this is on my list of things to learn! There is a good website for supplies and recipes, The New England Cheesemaking Supply Company. I'd also be interested in reading any "hands-on" accounts!

Kat


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