Month: December 2012

Cheese Genesis – Smoky Valley Artisan Cheese Trip – 27 December 2012

It was a balmy -24C when I met Rick(from Explorations with Sailor Rick and part of Cheesepalooza) at the Tim Horton’s Parking at 5:30 AM on December 27.  We were meeting to head out to Smoky Valley Artisan Cheese (our partner in Cheesepalooza) to help…

Past present future- Much To Do About Cheese Holiday Update

So as the year winds down I have not had too much time to write anything let alone make as much cheese as I would like to.  That being said I have some quick updates on Tomme(y) and a few other cheeses that I…

Drum Roll Please….Much To Do About This Cheese-As Decided By The Readers

Well my little experiment was a success in my books,people actually voted.  I had asked you, the readers, to decide which cheese I would make next.  You had to choose from various washed curd cheeses and the poll closed last night.  The tally was…

Cheesepalooza Mozzarella Challenge Favourites – Traditional Mayhem

Once again it is time to announce our favourite posts for this past challenge.  It is getting harder and harder to pick our favourite posts as everyone is rising to the challenge of cheese making.  I am really impressed with the level of success…

Tomme(y) comes marching home Hurrah!

Last weekend Addie and I made the trek out to Smoky Valley Goat/Artisan Cheese to help out with a Cheese Making Session. Leslie and Alex run sessions where you get to learn how to make cheese and help with the day’s make.  There is…

Getting my Asiago On!

I have made hard cheese before, Parmesan and my Ewe’s milk basket cheese ended up being a great hard cheese for grating, but I like Asiago and I thought I would try  the recipe in Mary Karlin’s book gives you two options for the…

Do you want to help choose the next cheese I make? – Voting is done

I am trying to get ahead on a few projects, so I was thinking that I would ask for help choosing the next cheese I make as I am stumped.  I have chosen a few “Washed Curd” Cheese and from that list you could help…

Quick Improvised Mini-Cave

I often speak of ripening boxes or mini-caves.  I thought I would share a little photo essay on how to make a quick, cheap, but temporary fix until you can get a container that fits your cheese better.  Again this is just my opinion…

Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking By Gianaclis Caldwell: Perfection in Paperback

I collect information.  Yes I said it I collect information.  I am not a person who collects information to crush my enemies; wait I do try to crush the evil Mozzarella Monkey, but that is another story.  I try to collect information about things…

Cheesepalooza Challenge #5 or These are the Caerphilly of our lives

We have all reached the point in Cheesepalooza where we have entered the land of making Aged Cheeses. Some of them will take several months to age before you will get a decent cheese, but others will be ready in a matter of weeks. …

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