I’m going to attempt to make some cheese… very simple cheese. I’ve never made cheese, but I’ve thought about it. At one point I purchased a book on how to make cheese, read much of it and was overwhelmed by what I read.
You have to have starters and packages of this and that and everything must be super sterile. You need cheese presses and depending on the type of cheese, you need a cool place to let it age. Hmm… I thought I would go buy a old refrigerator any put it in the garage so I could age my cheese in it. Well as always, my ambitions are much bigger than my ability to follow through.
So tonight I was reading Mark Bittman’s book, “How to cook everything Vegetarian” and found a recipe for Fresh Cheese, the Easy Way.
I’m going to make it sometime in the next few weeks. All I need is 1/2 gallon of milk, 1 quart of buttermilk, salt and cheesecloth. Let’s see how it goes. I will put it in my next omelet.
Edit – 6/10/08 – I made it tonight… Nancy wasn’t around and I’m waiting for her to come home to try some. I’m not impressed at this point. I used low-fat buttermilk which may have something to do with it. I may be too critical as well. More to come.