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Monday, August 17, 2009

cheese wizard


The cheese I started way back in June is as ready as it will ever get. I have to be honest - I am disappointed. I made two and ate the other one after a month and it was far better. It was a cream cheese style of base I began with and it was a better cheese after it aged.



This one was a mozzarella style of cheese I innoculated with mold and it did not work as well. It didnt mold enough internally and the flavor is not as pronounced. Live and learn-from now on its the cream cheese base that works and its the one I will do from here on out!
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I should clear this up a bit - the cheese came out fine its that I was expecting it to be a lot stronger than it is. The mold was definitely not as permeated as in the cream cheese variety but the flavor still has a little bite to it. I may not like to fold my socks but I have very exacting standards when it comes to flavor!

27 comments:

KennyT said...

Cheese making sounds so difficult and advanced for me, Christo, I think you've already done a great job ^_^.

♥peachkins♥ said...

awww..I'm sorry the mozzarella based one didn't turn out quite as good but hey, we learn from experience. The cheeses looked good,though.

girlichef said...

Well, I wouldn't have known if you hadn't have said...because the first thing I said was "ooooohhhhh"! It look fabulous...bummer, though. But that's how we learn, right! I'm sure you'll use your lesson wisely :D

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

that cheese is a little scary looking, and I'm sorry it didn't work out like you wanted, but I'm super impressed that you tried!!

Jenn said...

I'm with Girlichef, I wouldn't have know if you hadn't mentioned it. Sorry this one didn't turn out the way you had hoped. That's the nice thing about foods, you can make them over and over until you get them right.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I've never attempted to make cheese - good for you. Sounds difficult. I'm also with Girlichef, I wouldn't have known if you hadn't said. Keep trying. Food is supposed to be fun, right?
Sam

Danielle said...

wow - I am thoroughly impressed!!! Even if the 2nd one didn't turn out as good as you wanted...still!

doggybloggy said...

kenny: thanks ...I try

peachkins: learning is the best part

girli: you know its not bad its just not as strong as I was hoping

lk: moldy and delightful

jenn: thats exactly right!

my carolina: it sounds more difficult than it really is..

danielle: well thank you very much

Chef Fresco said...

You made your own cheese?! I'm impressed! I was just listening to a segment on NPR the other day about cheese making & was totally intrigued!

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

I've seen a show before where they were making artisan cheeses and they can be so temperamental!

Too bad it wasn't as good as you liked, but great effort!

I don't think I could be so patient!

Pavithra said...

Wow u have done great job the cheese is really looking so good.

Anette said...

That is one fierce looking cheese! It's far beyond my cheesability I'm afraid!

Donna-FFW said...

I like your choice of word innoculated. Can have many twists to it.

5 Star Foodie said...

It's still impressive that you tried, I'm sure next time will be a lot better.

Leela said...

Wow. Kudos to you for the courage alone. Although I have to say ... this doesn't look bad at all.

buffalodick said...

I'm impressed you even tried to make that stuff, and learned something you could share- thanks!
P.S. Still need your mailing address!

Jill said...

Regardless of the outcome, I'm impressed by the effort.

Marjie said...

Live and learn, indeed. You perform some fine food experiments, no doubt about it!

Pam said...

Sorry you didn't like this batch as well. I am still impressed that you made cheese. Pretty cool.

The Duo Dishes said...

Still very much an accomplishment. Well done. It's not too often folks are making cheese at home like this.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

The fact that you tried to make your own cheese is impressive enough. Your so talented:)

TavoLini said...

well, it sure looks darn pretty.

The Diva on a Diet said...

Bummer ... but I'm still hella impressed that you're making your own blues. Remarkable!

lisaiscooking said...

Too bad about the second one, but it looks like it should be delicious.

Stacey Snacks said...

At least it looks pretty.
You are being way too hard on yourself. I would happily eat that cheese!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Perhaps a slight disappointment, but the fact that you made cheese "from scratch" is pretty amazing.

Zen Chef said...

Your cheese looks like a mean motherf*cker!

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