Good evening! I have a couple of issues I have run into and would cheerfully take help on either or both. First, when I started out making cheese, I started with Labneh (yogurt cheese). I made 5-6 batches that came out great. However, I suddenly can't seem to make a single one come out properly. The first two batches, the yogurt simply wouldn't become yogurt! The next two set up fine, but when I tried to put it through the draining/aging section, the first one simply stayed liquid-y and the second one looked and smelled fine but tasted horrible. So I cannot figure out why all of a sudden nothing seems to be going right. Secondly, I am trying a hard cheese and I followed the instructions and it seems to have come out okay so far. So now I am trying to wax it and the wax cracks instantly. I have tried doing several thin layers (as the wax suggests) and have tried turning it a number of ways, but nothing seems to help. I think I have more wax at this point than cheese!
Thanks for any help you can give!