Guys!!!! I made CHEESES!!!!!!!!!
Sorry about that. I’ll try to contain my excitement. I was so proud of myself for this one though!
I came back to my house after spending Christmas at my parents’. I had planned to return before new year but plans changed. I came back to discover a litre of milk about to go off… this seemed awfully wasteful! I was racking my brain trying to come up with something to do with that much milk that would keep and remembered an ill fated attempt at making cheese previously. It seemed like an excellent time to take another crack at it!
Turns out, making cheese is actually brilliantly simple! You need:
~ 1 l Milk
2 1/2 tbsp Lemon Juice
1 tsp Salt
So, from one litre of milk you get two types of Cheese and a whole lot of Whey! I will be sharing some recipes for what to do with your cheeses if you need some inspiration! As for the whey, I’m told it makes an excellent addition to soups and risottos in place of stock but I haven’t tried it. It’s an interesting cheesy kind of stock and I’m sure any cheese fanatic will go nuts for the addition of a subtle cheese flavour in other dishes. I’m a bit picky about cheese so I confess, I’ve been giving it to Darcy to encourage him to eat his biscuits! Two weeks of being spoiled at Granny and Grandpa’s has made him a very picky eater!