I don't know if we will ever be completely satisfied but as long as today's cheese is better than yesterdays then progress is being made.
I told my dad over the weekend that I'm working towards one simple goal:
Once I reach retirement age (about 20 years from now) I'd like to set up a small building on our property and begin to produce an artisan cheese for sale.
At that point I don't want to experiment with dozens of different cheeses. I want to make one and make it well.
I don't want to turn it into a "business" and I don't want to be committed to it every day of the year. I simply want to make cheese when I feel like making it and see customers that are satisfied, (okay, blown away), when they taste it.
Guys, I have had so many hobbies over my lifetime that I can't even begin to count them all, but this is one that has held my interest for 3 years now.
I also realize that, only now, am I beginning to crack the surface of all that's involved in this hobby so I see it as one that will hold my interest for several years to come.
I've said it before but it's the honest truth. I really love doing this.