Category: DYI

Cheese Making Session of Smoky Valley Goat Cheese Is FULL

Hi Everyone, I wanted everyone to know that Smoky Valley Goat Cheese is hosting a Feta and Haloumi making session on 9 September 2012 at their facility in Smoky Lake Alberta,  as part of their partnership with the Cheesepalooza Project  There is a maximum of…

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,…

Lotsa’ Ricotta – Cheesepalooza Challenge Post #1

When I started to make cheese I jumped head first into semi-firm cheese.  When I got my first kit from Danlac for Father’s day several years ago I had no clue what I was doing, I tried making “Ricotta” but it was a hard…

“Whey”ing your options – Finding your own way to use Whey!

Not making Cheese this month is making me antsy so it was reading a nursery rhyme to my daughter made me think of something cheese related I could post about. Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet, eating her ‘curds and whey’. Yes the…

No Cheese Making for you July! Make do with what you have.

With the Cheesepalooza project starting next month, I decided that July would be a good month to take a break from Cheese Making.  Partly because we are entering a busy time at my work and I could have to work evenings and weekends if…

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…

Making Cheese = Happiness

I think I posted on this subject before, but after three years of making cheese at home I think my perspective has changed on why I do it.  At first it was about I can make this cheaper and better than the plastic wrap…

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…

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