Saturday, January 01, 2011

Christmas Cheesemaking


What...you mean when your family made a list of fun activities to do over Christmas break, cheesemaking wasn't at the top? I guess that's the difference between us and most people.

Jeremy had picked up the cheesemaking kit as a family present, but he mostly did it himself. Eventhough I often tell folks that it is impossible to gross me out (really, try me), there is one things that gives me the heebies, and that's curdled milk like this...
Bleck. I can hardly look at that picture. Bleck Bleck.


BUT, one you've cooked the milk, added a bunch of other stuff and then stretch it and form it...by God it's mozarella cheese! It only took about 30 min from start to finish to have a fresh mozerella log, using milk we already had in the fridge.


Then we used our bread machine to make some homemade dough as well and ta-da, pizza night!


Even though parts of it grossed me out, I thought it was a really cool thing. And now that we have the kit we can do it whenever. I asked Jeremy if he really thought it was worth the work and he said ocassionally....like maybe in the summer when we have fresh tomatoes and basil to enjoy with it.

2 comments:

phasejumper said...

That is really neat!

Abbie said...

That is FABULOUS Laura! And that pizza looks Delicious! But of course, I did forget to add cheesemaking to our winter break to-do list. ;-) But there is always next year!