Saturday, November 12, 2011

My cheesy birthday

So it's been a while since I have wrote in the blog.  But that doesn't mean I have stopped making cheese or not much has happened.  First I had my birthday and I got a lot of good stuff for my birthday to help my my cheese making hobby. 

So for my birthday I got many good things.  I will try to describe them starting from the lower left hand corner.  First I have a new cheese book that I am really enjoying.  It is called Artisan Cheese Making at Home by Mary Karlin  it is a great book that it a little more intermediate but has a lot of good recipes in it.  I hope to eventually do every single recipe (or variation) that is in the book.  Next you can see a a zip lock bag that has some ingredients. It contains some bacteria one is penicilliam and the other is Geotrichum   next I have cheese cloth and above that I have a food scale so I can see how much my cheese weighs, going right from that I have some cultures the two there are thermophyllic and proprionic gas.  Next I have a cheese board with 4 cheese knives/forks so I can make some good cheese plates.  Then in the back you have my cheese press. The press came with two cylinders.  Depending on how much cheese I am making at the time.  2 gallons of milk or 4 gallons of milk.  On either side of the press you can see some cheese mats that are good to use when drying out the cheese or when aging it in your fridge.  With these supplies I will be able to make cheeses from Brie, to Cheddar, to Parmesan.

All in all you can see I got a lot of good stuff.  I was very happy with what I got, hopefully for Christmas I will get a few more things, like maybe a cheese slicer, or a good thermometer/barometer that I can put downstairs to make sure I keep my cheese at the right temp and humidity.

1 comment:

The Nicholes said...

Sounds like we will have plenty of cheese to sample when we next visit the beautiful state of Kentucky.