Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I have been wanting to learn to make cheese for a while.  I checked this book out of the library.  It has you start by making butter, then yogurt, and eventually cheese.
We have made butter before but I decided to follow the directions in the book.  First we put the cream in a jar.  Our jar was too small.  Next time I will use a pint of cream and put it into a quart jar.  Then you shake, shake, and shake some more.  This is where it is very handy to have many children.
Within about 10 to 15 minutes the buttermilk separated from the butter.
We placed the butter in cheese cloth and placed it into a strainer.  Then we ran water over it until the buttermilk was washed away.  Then we stirred in a little salt.
Oh, my!  It was delicious! 

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