I refer to myself as an experiential learner.
It’s just unfortunate this was the experience (in a nutshell):
Our extra refrigerator is in my husband’s woodworking shop. Over the summer, the milk jars took over the house refrigerator so I had to move the jars of brining, aging feta to the workshop refrigerator.
Last week, the workshop refrigerator froze the feta (aged-6-months-pièces-de-résistance-that-I-was-planning-to-entice-restauranteurs-into-buying-when-the-creamery’s-open) into its brine resulting in the aforementioned learning experience.
Frozen feta, when thawed, shatters into a million shards when touched in the brine. Poof. Gone. Just Like That.
Yes, I can strain the shards out and put them to some edible use, but for now, I’m leaving them there because I’m just mad.
– The Goat Cheese Lady