Yeah, those both look nice. I'm going to have to try your recipe for lactic cheese sometime.
One thing though: what did you use to pierce the top cheese? It was my understanding that the hole were supposed to be very narrow, about a mm in diameter, so that they would quickly close up again from the mold. I heard that larger holes were prone to infestations.
But that's just something I think I remember reading somewhere, so has anyone else heard the same thing?