What does one normally do on a gorgeous Easter Weekend? Let’s see…go bike riding? Walking? Paint adorable creative eggs? OR go to a cheese making class. Cheese Please!!!
My daughter-in-law Daiya and I had registered for this class ages ago and finally the big cheese day arrived. We donned on our gumboots and our aprons and our ever so fashionable hairnets and boldly went where neither of us had been before.
The first thing we learned is that cleanliness is paramount. Lots of hand washing and rinsing of utensils. Secondly, we learned that with a few simple ingredients (milk, citric acid and rennet) we could be off to the races.
The down and dirty is that you pour milk into a pot, heat it up add your acid and rennet and Bobs your uncle. Ok maybe it is a bit more of a deal than that but essentially it is a simple process. At the end of the day we had three cheeses, ricotta, mozzarella and feta. Plus we were very proud of ourselves. I am already thinking tomato and mozzarella salad for dinner tonight.
Maybe the next time you would like to do something fun and worthwhile, grab a friend and take a stab at making cheese.
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