After finally settling down after our move from Canada to Belgium, my wife and I are ready to get back to some cheesemaking.
We took some of our cheesemaking supplies with us in the move (we still need to put together a new press), minus our cultures and rennet since we weren't sure if we could bring them into Belgium (we probably just should have). Oh well, too bad.
Through Brouwland in Belgium, we can get hold of some new cultures (and in fact it was a bit of a surprise to see that they distribute cultures and rennet to most pharmacies), but their selection is a little limited. Evidently their product manager is planning to reassess the whole range of dairy products they sell.
One of our problems is finding a goat milk supply close to us, and since we are not speaking Dutch just yet (we start our course tomorrow), this might continue to be a problem. If anyone on the forum has some advice on farms in Belgium that have gate sales, that would be appreciated. We have our eye on a cheesemaker in Alken http://www.puurlimburg.be/info/infodocument-de-levende-aarde-schiffeleers-geitencoperatief-
who has a regular stall in the markets in Leuven on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. It appears that they have farm gate sales, but we would like to find some goats a bit closer to us, in the end I think that we may just have to raise our own
Hopefully we can get back into it and make some nice cheeses, we can't wait!