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Sunday, February 5, 2012

A Cheese Cave

A big thank you to Freecycle. Today I picked up a wine fridge which as a teetotaller will serve me as a cheese cave. In the past my cheese making efforts have involved juggling of ice bricks and eskys(coolers) to keep the temperature in the right zone. Now with my new FREE aquisition there shouldn't be anything to hold me back on the home cheese production front.

Why make cheese at home? It is fiddly, I don't save any money doing it and possibly the cheese doesn't always taste better than a good artisan cheese but I do like doing it. I get to be scientist and cook all at once.No two cheeses come out alike and it does feel like a bit of an achievement when it all goes to plan. So my aim will now be to make more of the hard cheeses which my family like to eat.
Tracy





8 comments:

Kim said...

What a great freebie, tracy!
You are so brave making real cheese, I have had a go at feta ,but that is it.
You are right, often these things don't save us money, but gosh it is good being able to say you can do it!

Chookyblue...... said...

wonderful this will make things easier for you.........goodluck in the hard cheeses......

Bec - Farmers Wife said...

We look forward to your future posts about cheese making. What a find!

Kimmie said...

Fantastic!!

Jeanette said...

Fantastic. I love to make cheeses to & have been looking at ideas for a cheese cave.

africanaussie said...

oh I can see goats or a cow in your future so that you can make cheese with your own milk! I often dream of making cheese, and soap, and so much else, whenever I get the time. :) I look forward to seeing your results.

Mrs Bok - The Bok Flock said...

what a great find and even better use! cheese cave!

Paola said...

What a great free find! I did a cheesemaking course in 2010, and I have to admit fiddling around with eskies etc put me off - that, and accessing unpasteurised milk. What will you be using?