I am so excited to be a part of this forum. I have been interested in making cheese for quite some time and have been following Ricki Carroll and her web site for a little over a year. We recently were in New York in the finger lakes area and I picked up a cheese making brochure at one of the wineries. They were offering a cheese making class the following day. My husband and I signed up and I'm so glad we did. The class was at First Light Farm and Creamery and it was so helpful. When we got home, I had my milk source located and purchased, and my first successful attempt at 30 minute mozzarella completed before we had even finished unpacking. We have a small vineyard (planted our first acre last Feb and have another acre in the works for planting next Feb) and my husband is learning to make wine, so my desire to make cheese will be a nice compliment.