Dreams of Cheese

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Group active since Thu, Jul 21, 2011

"For less than the cost of a Big Mac, fries and a Coke, you can buy a loaf of fresh bread and some good cheese or roast beef, which you will enjoy much more." - Steve Albini

"Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese." - Billie Burke

"Cheese - milk's leap toward immortality." - Clifton Paul Fadiman

"How can you be expected to govern a country that has 246 kinds of cheese?" - Charles de Gaulle

"Dessert without cheese is like a beauty with only one eye"
— Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Heidi Hoerman
Mar 18, 2016

A use for all that ricotta! Gnudi are delicious!

Gnudi are "naked ravioli" -- the filling without the pasta -- big cheesy balls of ricotta! They are easy, company worthy, and delicious. I made these last night and just have to share the recipe!

Spinach Ravioli Gnudi in Balsamic Mushroom Sauce

Heidi Hoerman
Nov 5, 2015

Just found a "guilty secret" stash of cheese recipes to work through

While perusing recipes for a butternut squash & cheddar soup, tripped over the Cabot cheese website. I want to try ALL the recipes! What fun!


Connie Brannen
May 25, 2015

Buttermilk Continued.

Buy a pint of buttermilk and freeze in ice trays.Put in good freezer baggie.freeze. Put three cups of whole milk into a tupperware container and add in four icecubes of your buttermilk culture(That you have made).Shake it up.Let sit out on counter for three days.The acid in the buttermilk will NOT let this spoil.Cool and drink.Sorry I forgot where I found this at.I will not be buying buttermilk for a long long time.Cubes in freezer last six months.This will be very lumpy and great tasting!

Connie Brannen
May 25, 2015

Homemade Buttermilk

How to make your culture to use to make buttermilk.

Connie Brannen
May 6, 2015

Homemade Sour Cream

Well folks,I decided to do sour cream instead of cream cheese for this month,s project. It was very easy and Oh so tasty! Not sure how to navigate to recipe,so here it is,use a medium bowl and put one cup of half and half($1.18 walmart pint).Then for your culture use 2 ice cubes of buttermilk that you have put into an ice tray and froze.Store other cubes in good freezer bag for up to six months.Cover bowl and sit out on counter for 24 hrs.The acid in buttermilk will not let anything bad happen to your sour cream as it is sitting out on counter.Now enjoy and refridgerate!

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Connie Brannen
Apr 28, 2015

How to make cream cheese

Here are two good links to check out. www.madmillie.com on U-TUBE. some soothing music to listen to also. The other is www.chickensintheroad.com As soon as I get a ride to the store,I will be making cream cheese and will post results on here.I am going to buy buttermilk and use a pints worth in a quart jar that is filled with half and half.And let this sit out on the counter for a day---to use as my metapholic culture as do not want to wait on shipping time.I already have animal rennet.My milk comes from Walmart as I have no wheels to get to the dairy farms that I would love to go to for the good stuff.Boy I,d be in Heaven to get my milk from the dairy!Will order the calcium chloride to make firmer curds for cheddar cheese when I get to making that one again,which will be soon,this year.

Millie Johnson
Mar 29, 2015

Using your whey

I found a recipe for Norwegian Goat Whey Cheese, by Homestead Kids on youtube. You make it by cooking down the whey. I can't wait for the goats to kid so we will have milk to make this !

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