Tag: Little Squirrel

Little Squirrel In A Jar: Semi-Lactic Cheese Experiment

I am constantly on the look out for new techniques to try with my cheesemaking, so when I heard of David Asher’s blog and his upcoming book, The Art Of Natural Cheesemaking, I just had to check things out.  He recently posted his version…

Twisted Squirrel = Twisted Mess!

It is often said that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, the same could be said for cheese.  This is the case with my experimental “Twisted Squirrels“.

Twisted Squirrel – Things Are Blooming!

You probably know that I decided to make another batch of Little Squirrels (Twisted Squirrels), but this time using PLA instead of Geo 17.  It is now day 10 and things, they are a blooming! I was quite surprised to see that the bloom was an…

Twisted Squirrel – Tweaking The Little Squirrel

All “Little Squirrels” I made last time are now gone, it was time to make some more.  The last time I mused about using PLA (a Geo/Yeast/B. Linens mix) as the mould for the cheese. It was time to get everything ready and make…

Refreshing Canada Day Sparkling Wheymonade!

Happy Canada Day!  This is a day that in many Canadians, symbolizes the start of summer, time for BBQ/Grilling and refreshing drinks.  I have one that I just made and I thought it would be good to share.  Especially given the fact it is made with whey!…

Flowers Have Boomed And So Have The Little Squirrels!

Almost a month ago I started a new batch of “Little Squirrels“, by using 2% milk and adding heavy cream to bump up the creaminess.  In that time the cheeses have bloomed, wrapped and sampled several times. I was pleased with the progress of…

Return Of The Little Squirrels!

A while back I mentioned that I thought I had finally cracked the recipe for my Little Squirrels, a semi lactic bloomy rind made from cows milk.   It was time to try again, but being me, I wanted to tweak the formula.  I…

Tenth Time’s A Charm – Finally Cracked The Little Squirrels!

Anyone who has followed this site knows that I have worked on my “Little Squirrel” Semi-Lactic cheese, for almost two years now.  I think that after countless litres of milk, several ounces of cultures and molds, the tenth version has met the bill!  I…

Much To Do About Cheese on The Little Green Cheese Podcast

Yesterday I had the pleasure of sitting down and talking to Gavin Webber from Little Green Cheese and The Greening of Gavin, via Skype, for his Little Green Cheese Podcast.  I was honoured to be asked to be part of his wonderful podcast about…

It was a Dark and Cheesy Night – First Meeting Of The League of YEG Home Cheese Makers

On a frozen evening at the beginning of December the first meeting of the League of YEG Home Cheese Makers was hosted by our member Rick and his wife Lorrie.  We were gathering to share our first cheeses that we made and to talk…

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