Category: cheese

Mozzarella: The Demon Cheese – November Cheesepalooza Challenge

If a person could have a nemesis and if that nemesis could be a cheese, then for me it would be Mozzarella!  I have struggled in vain with this cheese, with little or no success.  Currently as I type this I am 4 for…

Smoky Valley Thanksgiving Cheese Adventure

Well better late than never should be the title of this post or Ian gets to play cheese maker part II, but in reality it is Addie, Diana and my Excellent Cheese Adventure or bringing Callingwood into existence.  It was a cool morning when…

Secret Squirrel Friday

Here is a little something I am working on. For now it is called my Secret Squirrel Cheese.

Cheesepalooza Feta (Ian cops out on a challenge), Crescenza, Caerphilly, Chèvre Honey Ice Cream, Oh My!

What a month, a trip out to Smoky Valley Goat Cheese to make Feta, making another Crescenza, a secret squirrel cheese (that is a post for later), and a Caerphilly lesson for Valerie and Addie.  Also there has been various cheese making opportunities that…

Cheesepalooza Optional Cheese – Crescenza (Pg 57)

First off I want to say that this is not the Challenge Cheese for September, but it is one of the ones listed for that month.  Secondly this is my first real attempt at making a cultured fresh cheese.  So here we go. I…

The Caerphilly Caper

If I was asked what my favorite cheese is, about 5 years ago I would have to say Cheddar.  I know how pedestrian! Well now I have several cheeses that rank in my top 5 cheeses.  Right near the top has to be Caerphilly,…

Home Cheese Making Record Version 2.0

I posted an update earlier for the sheet that I use when I make my cheese. Again after using it I noticed another error when using Acrobat 9, so here is Version 2.0.  I hope this will be the last time I have to…

Cheesepalooza – A year in Cheese Making Begins 1 August 2012!

Do you love cheese?  Have you ever wondered how they make it?  It is not as hard as you think! The time has come to join the cheese revolution my friends, put down that plastic wrapped supermarket cheese, step away from the processed cheese-in-a-can…

Ewes & Moos – Father’s Day Cheesemaking and Cheesepalooza Pre-Announcement!

First off I would like to say I have the best wife and kids in the world, for Father’s Day this year they gave me two awesome gifts.  The first was eight litres of Wooly’s Sheep Milk by Vital Greens Farm, purchased at Earth’s…

Special Projects and Cheesapalooza 2012

Well it has almost been almost three weeks since I created my little special project cheeses. So far they are progressing as I expected them to. I personally think they smell wonderful, but my wife disagrees. She actually asked me if something went off,…

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