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Mozzarella, mozzarella, why dost thou fail me? Part 2

Watch out high school science teachers…here I come! My Hypothesis:  The higher the pasteurization temperature of grocery store purchased cow’s milk of four different available 1/2 gallon varieties with similar expiration dates will negatively affect the outcome of homemade mozzarella. … Continue reading

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Mozzarella, Mozzarella, Why Dost Thou Fail Me? Part 1

I have, to date, taught over 500 people to make mozzarella in The Goat Cheese Making Class. (See Annie below stretching raw goat mozarella).  In EVERY SINGLE CLASS, I tell students that you can make mozzarella with any kind of milk, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Joy of Cheesemaking

As I pore through cheesemaking books during the low milk season (1/2 gallon per day…high milk season is 5-6 gallons per day) and have not enough to make cheese, I am filling my brain with cheesemaking information.  One can (and … Continue reading

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Recipe: Honey Fig Ricotta

Ricotta is a lot like ice cream.  WHAT???  Yes. When it is drizzled with honey and speckled with sliced figs, it actually ranks up there with ice cream.  OK, you might need to be a cheese loving adult to appreciate … Continue reading

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Recipe: Apple Almond Agave Chevre

We made a version of this at the custom Cuban Hard Cheese, Feta and Chevre class I taught last week.  After the class, I made it again…like this.  I ate most of it in one sitting. By myself.  First, if you … Continue reading

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What kind of vinegar should I use for cheese?

That would be the kind of thing I would google if I were making cheese acidified by vinegar and was not getting it to curd. So, if you did google that and it brought you here…welcome.  I used to think … Continue reading

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What To Do With Whey: Sauerkraut

In every single cheese making class I’ve ever taught, I am asked:  “What can you do with the whey?” Whey is the byproduct of making cheese, it’s the yellowish liquid that separates out from the thick, white curd.  And, my … Continue reading

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Recipe of The Day #14: Chevre Truffles

Sometimes you just have to make something out of chocolate.  If it were me, I’d make things out of chocolate allthetimes, but I make goat cheese so much that there’s not enough extra time to make all the chocolate stuff … Continue reading

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Recipe of the Day #12: Homemade Goat’s Milk Caramel Sauce

For some reason, I got the urge to make caramel yesterday.  Oddly, though, I don’t even like caramel.  And, I’ve never made it.  So, really, I’m surprised I’d ever have a craving for it.  But, the craving was worth it. … Continue reading

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Recipe #11: LOCAL FOOD WEEK

You can’t get much more local than what we ate for lunch today…prepared and served by The Animal Whisperer himself.  (Before he slaughtered Dinner.) Trout that our 7-year-old caught in Tim’s pond in Cripple Creek yesterday. Peaches grown and delivered … Continue reading

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