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.