Originally Posted by Brew-Happy
Hmm, putting jalapenos in the hot milk would add some good spice to the cheese. Great idea! i may try that next.
Well, I am reporting back on the cheese that we made this weekend. We ate the Italian herb seasoning cheese just a few hours after we made it, and it was pretty good.
As mentioned on the same site as the acid cheese instructions, one of the folks in the comments section talked about baking the cheese. I figured that since we were not going to eat the jalapeno cheese that night, that I would give it a try.
We tore into that cheese today, and it was really awesome! It was not hot/spicy from the jalapenos, it had very good jalapeno flavor and aroma, and was dense and easily sliced for putting on crackers. It had a slight smoky taste from cooking it in the oven (300 degrees for an hour, then 375 degrees for 15 mins). All in all, very good for first time cheese making, and the fact that it requires few ingredients makes it even better!
We are having some friends up from across the state this weekend, so we are going to make it again on Wednesday.
A few more ideas about what to make cheese with:
1. Roasted jalapenos
2. Habaneros (roasted vs plain)
3. Sun dried tomato and basil (with a nice balsamic vinaigrette)
4. Jalapeno Bacon (oh yeah)
5. Roasted garlic
Just a few thoughts, will let you know what else we come up with!