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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Cheesy Goodness

I made a new type of cheese today. Black Pepper-Rosemary Queso Fresco. It's good. It's really, really good. That brings to four the kinds of cheese I can make (well okay, really it's flavors, not kinds so much:

Chevre, with or without herbs
Queso Fresco, ditto
Regular Cheddar
"Smokin' Goat" Chilpotle Cheddar, which seems to be the hands down favorite.
I will keep on trying new combinations and ideas. I just remembered the Pepper Thyme combo was pretty darn delicious. I think oregano would be nice. I'd like to get some grape leaves from my neighbor and try wrapping some soft chevre in them.

My kid is hanging off my arm and it's hard to type, gotta go.


AnyEdge said...

I can't help but notice that there's never been any cheese in my mailbox.

Aimee said...

I would love to send you cheese. I think, though, that I should invest in a vacuum sealer before I do. Maybe a ziploc would work just as well. I'll try it. Expect cheese soon!

Olive said...

If I ever move to the US, I think I'd like to live next door to you.

Maybe I should have a go at making some cheese.

Aimee said...

Thank you Olive, what a delightful compliment! What city in Australia do you live in? My brother has been to Australia but I never have.
Cheesemaking isn't actually very hard at all. You can buy the basic necessities (rennet and culture) off the internet quite cheaply and if you have a source for raw milk around you're good to go. You can make cheese even with supermarket milk but I don't know about the results as I've never tried it.

Olive said...

Hi Aimee, We live in the hills surrounding Adelaide. South Australia. 75 acres of beauty. Very hot and dry in the summer though. We try to grow most of our own food like meat, veg and fruit. It was only yesterday that I heard of a source of raw milk, locally, so maybe I'll give cheese making a try.It seems a trip to the Library would be a good place to start, as I don't have any cheese recipe books.