Category: DYI

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…

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…

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,…

Secret Squirrel Friday

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

Cheesepalooza Posts Of The Month For Ricotta Challenge

First off I would like to apologize for the lateness of this post, but unfortunately real life gets in the way of Cheese Life!  First I will recap the criteria for our selections, all met them, but I will post the comments from each of us…

Hung my Chèvre on a lever, until the Chèvre dripped dry – #Cheesepalooza Challenge 2

September is upon us and now is the time for new beginnings, the start of school, returning to work from vacation and in Cheesepalooza land it is time for a new Cheese Challenge.  If you could not tell by the title it is Chèvre,…

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