OC Mini Maker Faire team member James has been learning how to make cheese, here he talks about some of his successes and failures.
Saturday April 7th Joe and I made cheese all day long. Some of the cheese worked and some did not.
Batch 1: Farmer Cheese from buttermilk. This came out fantastic! The curds came out soft and tasty. I made the buttermilk from a half gallon of milk and about a 1 1/2 of butter milk with cultures and 12 hours for the cultures to work their magic.
Batch 2: Mozzarella from Home Dairy with Ashley English. This batch turned out to be a failure. I know now that the curds never set. Its in the trash now.
Batch 3: Again the Mozzarella recipe, with a critical eye to details of time, temperatures and measurements to no avail. Heating up these little tiny curds did not result in Mozzarella. It tasted like disappointment.
Batch 4: Cheddar Cheese curds from the Cheese Making website. This cheese will not be rushed! When…
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