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First Cheese! Havarti
« on: August 31, 2017, 10:08:46 PM »
Hi all! I've been lurking (and learning) on this site for awhile now and figured it's time for me to start posting! I've been wanting to make cheese for a long time coming now and finally worked up the courage to start this summer. I've made plenty of fresh cheeses, but this is my first attempt at an aged cheese! I made it with raw cows milk (lucky, I know) about a month ago, and the recipe used was from Gianaclis Caldwell's Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking book (same temperature light brine washed curd cheese). The flavor profile didn't turn out exactly as I wanted, but I was a dummy and forgot to calibrate my pH meter before the make (realized after the fact). It's still very edible and actually pretty tasty though, so I count it as a win    ;D^-^


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Re: First Cheese! Havarti
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2017, 11:51:37 AM »
Any time you can eat it, it counts as a success. You can always claim that you were inventing a new style of cheese!

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Re: First Cheese! Havarti
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2017, 05:43:16 PM »
I too say that that any eating worthy cheese is a success.

Welcome to the forum.  A cheese to from me.

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Re: First Cheese! Havarti
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2017, 11:49:21 AM »
Looks great and have a cheese from me.  You are lucky to be able to buy raw milk that is produced in facilities that are inspected by the Feds.  I can buy raw milk in my state but it is labeled 'for animal consumption only' and come from dairies that are self monitored. 
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Re: First Cheese! Havarti
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2017, 04:07:09 PM »
Hi  Scarlettbri12!
That cheese looks great! I'll give you a cheese too! Congrats!!
Rain

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Re: First Cheese! Havarti
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2017, 10:39:36 PM »
Thank you all for the kind words and cheeses! Just trying to learn and make cheese as well as all of you do :)

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Re: First Cheese! Havarti
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2017, 03:07:17 AM »
Hello, nice cheese, it looks like the Turkish Feta or Hallumi, good start bravo, we want to see the Gouda, Camembert, soon :-) I offer you a cheese to motivate you, good weekend
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Re: First Cheese! Havarti
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2017, 03:30:24 PM »
Edible cheese is good cheese! Well done it looks great. Have a cheese on me too!!

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Re: First Cheese! Havarti
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2017, 09:03:48 PM »
Thank you everyone! I really look forward to the 2 month version in 8 days!   ;D