Sunday, November 1, 2009

"Eat Cheese or Die"

Making Feta Cheese

This is after I've done the heating up of the milk and then let it sit over night. All curdled!

Then I put it in a cheese cloth and let the whey drain off for a few hours. I actually left it for a long while and still had to squeeze some more whey out.
After it's drained I put the curd into a bowl. Put a little salt w/ it and I added garlic and a little garlic salt. So my feta will be garlic feta.
Wrap it in a cloth and put it into a "mold," that being a tin can:)
put the top back on (sort of) and then put a weight on it and put it in the fridge
You save some of the whey to make a brine out of, that's what that is on the left. And then my cheese ready to come out of the mold
there it is, before I take the towel off
and then after I unwrap it and am ready to cut it
All cut up and ready to go into my brine for a few days
Into this big jar and then.....

And then in the brine and ready to do it's thing. They say the longer it sits the more dry and crumbly it'll be.

My kitchen helper. Pretty boy!!!


Outside the Line said...

I can't believe it, you MADE cheese.


Tami said...

No wonder it is so expensive. That is a lot of steps. It looks great, you'll have to let us know how it tastes.

Anonymous said...

Once again - u r incredible!! Kristi