Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cheese Glorious Cheese

I have been making cheese about twice a week. Sometimes it averages out to 3 times for 2 weeks. It has come in handy. We have not bought cheese in quite some time. I have priced what my cheese would cost us if we had to buy it. It is from a grass fed Jersey cow and is raw milk cheese. Let's just say we are blessed. I have given some of it away as gifts. We have taken it with us to pot blessing meals as well. Here is a picture of my "cheese cave". The white bucket at the top is a heavy brine that I brine some of the cheese in. The other is yogurt and eggs. :)

I have 2 rounds sitting on my counter. They have sat until they have a nice rind on them. I am now applying the first coat of wax to them. This is Monterey Jack. It sort of looks like the leaning tower of Pisa. :)

This is a round of Colby.

I make Cheddar, Colby, Monterey Jack, Feta, Mozzarella, and Ricotta. I just found a recipe for something that is supposed to be like Provolone. I am anxious to try it.

I went to visit my Dad on Sunday. My brother and his family were there. I had taken my Dad a half of a round of cheese. My 12 year old nephew asked me if I had made that cheese. I told him yes. Then he must have asked me about 4 times if I would teach him how to make cheese. I told him I would love to. So tomorrow, he and his sister are coming to make cheese with me. :) I will take pictures.


Farmer's Daughter said...

That's awesome! How nice you're sharing cheese making with your nephew and neice!

Sharon said...

That is so nice that your nephew is interested in cheese-making. You are certainly blessed!

Teresa said...

You're making me hungry! Btw, how are your dad and brothers doing now?
best wishes, t.

Nancy said...

Wow! What a blessing! I am impressed and encouraged to try it!

Jenna said...

I REALLY need to learn how to make cheese like that!! We have a Jersey as well and milk all over the place...

Just maybe, I can work it into my school schedule?!:)