Another Year Without Groceries has set up a cheese challenge for 2012, making home made cheese.
I'm not sure why, with all of the odd ball old fashioned stuff I do, why oh why, are cheese and soap making such difficult concepts for me. It's like everybody's doing it, and I can't wrap my head around it. Like it's just some difficult foreign process that requires more prep and and consideration than I'm willing to devote to it.
Well, that needs to change.
So, here I go, following her blog. Sounds simple enough. Is it too simple? Is that the problem? Am I just not willing to believe that something so good could be so simple?
I'm perusing a couple of books and a kit from amazon. I've downloaded the complete book of cheese for kindle (free, public domain).
The January challenge- Nothing but Curdled Milk
I did the Queso Blanco, cause it seemed the easiest. I don't have a cheese press, so I just squeezed the excess whey out through the cheesecloth as best I could.