Thursday, October 4, 2012

Cheese Making

Yippee, it's the spring school holidays at last. I spent this afternoon making cheese with a couple of friends. Fortunately Mary had some experience with the cheese making process and she had the equipment, ingredients and recipe ready. Unfortunately we made a mistake in the first step! However we continued on with the process and hopefully we'll have some edible brie cheese in a couple of weeks. The photo below shows the the partially finished product.  It still needed to be turned a few times, soaked in brine and left to mature. We also made some ricotta cheese with the leftover whey. It was quick and easy to make and tasted good with crackers for afternoon tea.


A Prunepicker's Posting said...

Where are you going to age the Brie? Have a great Spring vacation.

carolynknz said...

Hi Diana. Thanks for your comment. I've just removed the need for word verification as a few people have mentioned they have difficulty with that. I think the 'prove your'e a human' words have become too difficult for humans to read!
The cheese is maturing at my friend Mary's house. After I left she was going to find somewhere cool for it to spend the next couple of weeks.

Dave said...

That brie cheese making sounds like fun. Hope it is successful. Keep us in touch about it please Carolyn. I'd like to know how it turns out - Dave