Before I show you the fun, why make your own cheese? Frankly, because it's pretty darn cool. The more hobbies I have, the better. I don't need my mind rotting while I'm on "summer break." Learning is fun. Trying new things and succeeding makes a person feel good. The flavors of cheeses made at home are going to be on par with the cheeses you might pay big bucks for at the grocery store, but will be infinitely better than the cheap cheeses you buy there. I'm all for yummy cheese. The ingredients for this cheese cost me about $12, mostly because the heavy whipping cream was so expensive (and Soopers didn't have regular old heavy cream, time to shop elsewhere for milk). Keep in mind that I live in Colorado, where milk is not cheap.
|Almost 2 gallons of milk, 3 cups of heavy cream, bring to 180 degrees F while stirring (BORING!)|
|Remove from heat and add a little over 1 cup of vinegar, stir for 10 minutes as curds form. So cool!|
|Throw the curds back into the pot and stir in 0.9 oz. salt|
|Press. Here's my ghetto cheese press. Turns out, it didn't work very well and after letting it sit over night, I made another press in a cake pan and put 35lbs of weights ontop of it to try to get more whey to drain.|