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Old 01-22-2008, 12:11 PM   #11
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My GF and I have also tried the soft cheese route. I was at my LHBS when I noticed the cheese kit and I asked them about it. Turns out all I need was the rennit tablets, so I bought a 10 pack of those (makes like 40 pounds of cheese). We've made it twice so far, it was actually quite good.

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Old 01-22-2008, 02:38 PM   #12
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I've made mozzarella, but that's it. I've read a book about cheesemaking, and I need to get off my duff and start doing more.


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Old 01-22-2008, 10:08 PM   #13
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Nope. He had a bit of a blowout with the site admin and moderators, and he's not allowed around these parts anymore.
I did a search. nuff said.

There is a link to Cheese's board on cheese's profile. Seems like the admin would want to remove that.


Sorry did not mean to be off topic. My wife makes yogurt all the time, and it is the same process. She adds heavy cream to add more solids. You get a better yield and creamier cheese.
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Old 01-22-2008, 10:26 PM   #14
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There is a link to Cheese's board on cheese's profile. Seems like the admin would want to remove that.
To what purpose? He's banned from the board, not erased from memory or history. I think it's nice that they've left the link, so his friends have a means of reaching him.

Back on topic:

My girlfriend and I made three attempts at making mozzarella, with little luck. What we came up with each time was more like chewy ricotta, grainy and not smooth. We got tired of filling our shopping cart with milk only to end up with a few lumps of grainy cheese!
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Old 01-22-2008, 10:46 PM   #15
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Making cheese was what got me into brewing. Well kind of, the wife had bought me a beer kit about 7 years ago and when I started making cheese she reminded me that I had a beer kit as well.

Anyway, I have made a few dozen different cheeses hard and soft and it takes a bit of practice. I really recommend the cheese press Ricky Carrol has. I have tried a few and hers is the best. I keep hoping that I can find a good fresh milk supply but the only place I have seen was selling fresh milk at $5 per half gallon!

I have a parmesan that I have been aging for over a year now and I can't wait to try it.

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Old 01-25-2008, 03:45 AM   #16
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You guys suck.
I read this thread on Tuesday and now im obsessed with making cheese.

My wife is going to beat me.

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Old 01-25-2008, 05:13 AM   #17
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Found a series of basic youtube videos

I think the guy should have been wearing hair nets on his arms
This is looking like a long process for a few pounds of cheese. I might be making cheese curds at first

[YOUTUBE]YPqdVW-QAk8[/YOUTUBE]

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Old 01-25-2008, 05:35 AM   #18
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Okay, i'd like to do it but with the price of milk I think I could buy cheaper and we have some good cheese makers in the UK so I think the commerial stuff may be better. That plus the fact it's almost a days work and takes months if not years to mature, I need a little more convincing.

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Old 01-25-2008, 05:42 AM   #19
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I just got to ask. Does this not make your house smell like total crap? One grocery store in town makes their own cheese and I about threw up last time I walked by the cheese making area.

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Okay, i'd like to do it but with the price of milk I think I could buy cheaper and we have some good cheese makers in the UK so I think the commerial stuff may be better. That plus the fact it's almost a days work and takes months if not years to mature, I need a little more convincing.
The reason I looked into it (other than "just because" ) was I hope to have a milk goat or two in the future...maybe...
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