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Cheese and sourdough

April 13, 2011

This weekend, I had a mad cooking rush… I made cheddar cheese, cheese curds, soft cheese and a bunch of sourdough things. I made 4 loaves of sourdough bread, sourdough waffles and sourdough English muffins…We are still eating off all the yummy things I made this weekend.

Now, I am not usually that motivated, but I have been working on my master’s and I haven’t had the time to do much of anything other than write. I did manage a little time with my beautiful daughter and husband šŸ™‚

Well, back to the cheese… I am doing the e-course from gnowfglins. Love it! Anyway, the night before, I added cheese culture to a 1/2 gallon of milk in a 1/2 gallon glass jar (thanks to Christy for the jars!) Then I let it sit on the counter. The next day, 12 hours later, I poured the concoction into cheese cloth, let it drain until it didn’t drip anymore whey. I then scraped it out and tried it.

Sadly, we were not fans šŸ˜¦ I stirred in some herbs and tried it with crackers and it was pretty good. It tasted like a herb-y dip. But, neither my husband or I eat much of that kind of food, so I brought is over to a friends house. I figured that it would get eaten over there…

Next post…cheddar cheese!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 14, 2011 5:09 am

    wow I’m impressed, that’s a lot of cooking in one weekend! I made yogurt cheese before, that sounds pretty similar to what you described but is probably a lot easier >< it's such a shame to let all that chees go to waste! you could try putting it into cooked dishes maybe?

    • April 14, 2011 7:14 am

      I think it would be really good in eggs or used like cream cheese. But, I gave the batch to a friend of mine that I thought would appreciate it. Plus, she has a big family and I knew it wouldn’t go to waste.

  2. April 14, 2011 10:13 am

    I’ve had cheese making on my list of things to learn for ages now. I can’t wait to see the cheddar cheese experiment! Are you up in Alaska BTW? I looked like it from the picture on your banner.

    • April 14, 2011 11:22 am

      Yep, in AK…I had fun making the cheese, so much so that we will definitely planning on making lots more!

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