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sazemisery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:23 PM
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Farm fresh milk + 30 minutes = mozzarella
Here is the end product:


Now onward to cook the rest of the meal. :thumbsup:
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:32 PM
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1. Oh, yum!
Looks wonderful. You don't waste any time, do you?
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:32 PM
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2. It's cheese.
Oh man -- that looks perfect.

I'm gonna have to try this. I've been seeing too many recipes for it lately.
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:30 PM
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3. Thanks for posting the pic! You work fassssst!
:D
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The empressof all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:35 PM
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4. Looks like you did a great job
I do Mozz and Ricotta several times a month. It's super easy and worth the extra effort.

This site has a wealth of info and a great little video on how to make the cheese.


http://www.cheesemaking.com /


I got started with one of their kits.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:12 PM
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6. I went to elementary school with Ricki's daughter
It's such a small world. I have her book. :hi:
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:01 PM
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5. Gee, it looks like a Republican's....
Shut up, Warpy.
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:35 PM
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8. lol
You just voiced what I was thinking. :D
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Tab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:07 PM
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9. Yeah, maybe, seems big at first but they squish instead of clang.

All, right... let's not take this subthread any further...


Although, wait (I can't resist) they also represent the bugeyed expression they have now when the reality of their situation is now setting in.

Okay, I'll shut up too.
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Tab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:29 PM
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7. And you did it how?

I love cheese, and a good fresh mozzarella, but I never invested the time into learning how to make it. I can make butter from fresh milk in a few minutes with a jar and an arm that hopefully outlasts the process, but the few times I've looked into cheese it just was more involved than I wanted to deal with at the time. None of them, though, implied it would be within 30 minutes (I don't think).
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Tab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:09 PM
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10. I found the downthread link

Ordered me a set.

I love cheese and would love to make it, but just haven't chased it down, and would love to make a variety of flavored and unflavored cheese, both soft and hard. It looks like this can help me pull it off.

Now all I need is a cow or a goat.
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Tab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-11-09 03:28 PM
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11. I ordered the kit
Just got it today.

Theoretically I shouldn't need it, but it just seemed easier.

I won't be making it tonight, but I will in the next day or so...

Ah'm a gonna-be a mozza-man!
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-11-09 03:49 PM
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12. You are so gonna get it if I cant get that ditty outta my head!
:rofl:

Cant wait to hear how it turns out! :)
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Tab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-11-09 08:08 PM
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15. Come and get me, Lucinda....

I'm waiting for you, chickeepoo!

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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 07:50 PM
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22. I'm too tired to attack tonight. So you get a pass on this one.
Didyoumakethecheese?
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The empressof all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 12:06 PM
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17. I needed the Kit to do it too Tab
Yes we could have just gone out and bought the supplies...But we would have done that already if we were gonna do it at all ..right? The kit made it easier for me too. I made the financial committment and I needed to follow through.

Helpful Hints....Measure carefully...My first cheese was the texture of Silly Putty... The Cheese is really hot during the streatching phase....I found it really helpful to have really good gloves....AND---Don't give up! If your first attempts is less than perfect....keep trying...It's worth it!


PS: Make sure you use Organic Milk that is not ultra pasturized!
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LaydeeBug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-11-09 06:33 PM
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13. Can Someone post a thread to this "kit"?
I'm very very interested, but could not find it. :hi:
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-11-09 06:39 PM
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14. See post #4. n/t
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LaydeeBug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-11-09 09:22 PM
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16. thanks. it's bookmarked now. nt
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 06:29 PM
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18. How did you do that?
This weekend, I made ricotta. I thought I was going to test the latest CI recipe, which called for making ricotta. I started with 1.5 gallons of milk, some salt, and 1/2 - 3/4 cup lemon juice.

Heat milk and salt to 185. Add 1/2 c lemon juice. Wait 5 minutes to see if the whey is clear. If milky, add more lemon juice and wait another 5 minutes. Drain on double thickness cheese cloth.

It came out great. Only now, I have about 3 pounds of ricotta. I'll have to throw most of it out. From now on, I'm making my own with a quart of milk and 2T lemon juice.
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 06:33 PM
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19. I'm betting you can freeze ricotta.
I've never done it because I usually only have enough for what I need at the moment, but I'm betting you can do it if it's in a container and then wrapped very well.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 06:36 PM
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20. I think I'll try that and see what happens
:hi:
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 06:39 PM
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21. I would.
I mean you're talking about throwing out anyway, right? Hope it works for you.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-13-09 03:24 AM
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23. The handbook that came with my cheese kid agrees on the freezing n/t
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