Category: Cheezapalooza

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…

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…

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. …

Secret Squirrel-Semi Lactic Cheese Success

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have worked on a Semi-Lactic Cheese that has the nickname of “Secret Squirrel” and this is its story. First off I feel I should explain what a Lactic or Semi-Lactic cheeses are, they are cheeses that…

Cheesepalooza Challenge #3 – Favourite Feta/Halloumi Posts

We the time has come to announce our favourite post for the Feta/Halloumi Challenge for this month.  I have to say that the quality of cheeses impressed us greatly.  I big pat on the back should go to everyone! Now to get to the…

The Demon Cheese has been shackled…or quieting the Mozzarella Monkey

So to say that a have a mozzarella monkey on my back is an understatement , here is the proof

Semi-Lactic Cheese #2 – First 37 hours of Secret Squirrel

Part of my reasoning behind helping/joining Cheesepalooza is to get out of my comfort zone as well as resetting my cheese making.  One branch that I have been interested in, but have been too busy or too chicken to try has been “Semi-lactic” cheeses. …

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…

Cheesepalooza Challenge #2 – Chèvre Favourite Posts

It is that time for us to list our favourite posts from the previous challenge, this time it was Chèvre.  There were a few participants  asking for help and and the same amount who seem to nail this cheese.  These are our favourites as decided by Valerie,…

%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this: