Cheese has long been one of our delights, hobbies, interests, indulgences. Stephen decided to try his hand at cheesemaking, so he ordered a starter kit off of Amazon. Early in September he gave it a go, following this tutorial.
Cheese curds were a lot of work! He used one gallon of milk, and created a fun homemade snack for us. Since I wasn’t really involved in the process, I’ll just give you a rough outline of how it goes:
- Heat the milk.
- Add the culture and let it ripen.
- Stir in the rennet and allow the cheese to coagulate.
- Cut the curds.
- Boil down the whey.
- Drain the curds from the whey through a cheesecloth while forming cheese into a ball.
- Slice the cheese.
- Salt and eat!
Mozzarella is next on his list to make. I wholeheartedly approve of this new hobby.