Saturday, February 13, 2010

Just say 'Cheese'

I have a new obsession: cheese.

Actually, it's an old obsession, I mean who doesn't love cheese? Even lactose intolerant peeps can enjoy all of the fab goat and sheep's milk cheeses out there.

So, Mr. Peanutbutter and I have decided to do more than eat our way through our cheese craze. Yep, we're going to MAKE cheese. I've made mozzarella before which was really fun, good and easy to do. Why not take it to the next level?

We don't have cows, goats or sheep (maybe one day says Mr. Peanutbutter) but we do live near multiple farming communities and I've managed to find a way to buy raw milk. I'm so excited! We'll start with more mozzarella this week, and maybe try setting a hard cheese. In the meantime, I'm waiting for my new books to arrive from amazon.

The Cheese Chronicles by Liz Thorpe

If you're curious about making cheese yourself, I highly suggest getting a starter cheese making kit. We bought Ricki's Cheese Making Kit which is a great buy, and is how I made my first batch of mozzarella.
Photos of our cheese extravaganza to follow soon...


  1. I'm interested to see how this turns out... I've toyed with the idea of cheese making, but have never felt that brave :)

  2. That's funny, I just come from a day course on "how to make cheese at home"! Now I need to give a go and see what I can make...

  3. Agnes, that's awesome! Be sure to send me some photos :)

  4. Ooh! That does sound like fun. I remember seeing a segment on making fresh cheese at home & sounded great, but I never followed through. Did you write about your mozzarella-making? Send the link if so, I'd love to see it!!