Saturday, June 22, 2013
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Friday, June 21, 2013
Happy First Day of SUMMER everyone! I hope you all enjoy the longest day of the year! It's a warm one here in Oklahoma, but it's nice.
Posted by Good Goats at 10:28 AM
Monday, June 17, 2013
Posted by Good Goats at 10:30 AM
Friday, June 14, 2013
Okay, so it's not done... but it's in the making! For a long time we've wanted to make hard cheese such as cheddar, colby, etc. Last year we finally bought the extra supplies needed for hard cheeses - a press, wax, and a few various items. This year I finally had the courage to jump in and try it. After years of making ricotta, feta, mozzarella, cream cheese and butter, it can't be THAT much harder, right?
I found a recipe for Farmhouse Cheddar. It was so very simple. Cheese recipes don't vary that much - they require a culture and rennet. There is more hurry up and wait with cheese making than there actually is stuff to do.
I made the Farmhouse Cheddar Wednesday afternoon. The final step with the cheese press was the cheese had to be pressed for 12 hours. So Thursday morning I took it out of the press - a pretty 2 lb wheel of cheese. It is now drying on bamboo mats, which takes 2-4 days. Once it has a rind on it, it will be time to wax it and then wait for it to age. Thankfully, Farmhouse Cheddar only takes about 4 weeks :).
Posted by Good Goats at 2:00 PM
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Posted by Good Goats at 10:34 AM