10/7/09

Cheese Experiment #1

My oh my!
I was cleaning out the fridge a while back and happened to notice that the cheese I put away for storage
had now aged a full six months!
I took a break from cleaning and made a pot of tea, and sliced into the cheese.
This particular cheese was made with raw milk, and a maple yoguhrt starter.
I was so thankful that I had made the tea ahead of time and had something to drink quickly after I tried the cheese!
I am one that does not particularly care for sharp cheese, or a very strong flavor, although there are exceptions like Limburger...I'm German, you gotta love Limburger.
The cheese I made tasted very sharp with a hint of blue cheese.
Sharp might have been alright, but I most certanily do not like blue cheese.
If I wanted mold I can grow some on the window sill not in my cheese!
For those of you who like blue cheese, you might have loved this cheese, but not I.
I have a few more wheels of cheese to try and will post my results when the wheels are fully aged for six months. At this point, I like the cheese best after allowing it to age for one week.
Aging for one week makes for a mild creamier cheese.
When all my experimenting is done, I will post all the pics and directions for cheese making on Frugality 101
Needless to say, I went back to cleaning the fridge.
© Monika Hardy

4 comments:

Conny said...

I'm German too ... but I don't like Limburger cheese - nor blue cheese. I do like some of the "soft" French cheeses like camenbere (which is somewhat stinkier than most) - but I love German Butterkaese and (Dutch?) Edamer ... mmmmmm!!!!!
Ein Gruss von
Conny

Miss Jen said...

Can't wait for your recipes and tips!! I LOVE to make homemade cheese too!!!! :)

Love~ Jen

Domestically Inclined said...

Ach Ja, danke Conny! I have forgotten about the German Butterkase, und Edamer, the are also wunderbar! I will have to try for textures and flavors as those.

Domestically Inclined said...

So you make homemade cheese Jen! I hope to see some of your recipes and tips as well, I will have to search your blog.

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