I was lucky enough that my sweet friend Leanne invited me and some other friends to her house a few years ago for a cheesemaking party! A delightful time was had by all! We made fresh mozzarella and then baked the most delicious pizza. The thing I was most surprised about, though, was not how wonderful the cheese was (I expected that) it was how easy it was to make!
Leanne recommended a cookbook that has become a favorite of mine. It is called Home Cheese Making and it basically has the information you need to make every cheese, or other dairy product, you can imagine. I quickly ordered the book as well as a mozzarella and ricotta cheesemaking kit.
I am having a blast making cheeses with my fresh goat and cow milk. I buy my cheesemaking supplies from Ricki the Cheese Queen at New England Cheesemaking Supply Company. She has everything you need from beginner to someone way beyond my skill level.
She even posts recipes and instructions on her website. Here is the link to her 30 Minute Mozzarella, which is what I made today. See? It’s not hard! Why not give it a try!
What about you? Have you ever made cheese?