Like I said yesterday, I am now a cheese maker. I would like to take this time to formally apologize to Barber's milk company for blaming them for the lack of curdling in the cheese making process. It was my fault, I didnt stir fast enough.
So it starts like this, I called Healthwise Foods because I was convinced that I needed local milk. They said that a gallon of milk from Dothan is $8.99! Can you believe that? After hearing that I gave up until I walked into Costco... $2.50 for a gallon of milk! So right then and there my spirits were lifted. I figured their milk is from Nashville which is local for someone so it worked for me.
On with the story. I came home and got to work and 30 minutes later I had some great tasting mozzarella cheese. I don't have any pictures because this, again, was a late night project and my ball of cheese was not pretty. I have got to work on that.
Mozzarella is so easy to make and you don't have to sit around while it ages either. I used this kit from http://www.cheesemaking.com/. I'm really glad I ordered it because it has everything you need in it along with some great directions and recipes but now that I kind of know what I'm doing I will probably just buy the ingredients since that is a bit cheaper. Tonight is pizza night with my homemade pizza crust ( I will share the recipe later) and homemade mozzarella. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by and I'll give you a sample just like they do at Costco!
Please go out and try it and let me know how it goes. Montgomery could become the new Wisconsin after all!