Well - this past weekend, I tried my hand at making cheese - something I love almost more than any other food. Ask any of my siblings about what our favourite snack is - and invariably it's crackers and cheese, or cheese-on-bread LOL.
I ordered a kit from www.leeners.com and it came as advertised (plus a nice little extra tax from Revenue Canada - pricks). I digress...
The cheese turned out much better than I ever imagined. I made a batch of feta using goat's milk - remarkably available at my small town Independent Grocer. I also made a batch of mozzarella. The end result - 1 US gallon of whole milk, made just under 1 lb of delicious mozzarella. I pulled it quite a bit at the right stage, and once cooled, had a nice firm texture - suitable for grating for pizza. The only change I would make, would be to add a little more flaked salt next time - just a personal preference.
The feta turned out wonderful - nice firm texture, perfect for crumbling over my next Greek salad (even though I was positive I cut the curd too soon.).
Next step - cheddar!!