Author Topic: RadioFlyer's (Kim's) Feta#2  (Read 1200 times)

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RadioFlyer's (Kim's) Feta#2
« on: November 25, 2009, 12:07:18 AM »
I only have pictures of the finished product but I followed the recipe from Margaret Morris' cheesemaking video to the letter and brined it. The other half of my little wheel is now marinading in olive oil with fresh Basil, crushed garlic, and Rosemary. I used small butter containers and burned holes in the for the molds and kept turning them and alternating setting one on top of the other to lightly press. Nothing fancy but at least it turned out better than my first one.
Added: I used fresh, raw goat milk.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2009, 01:49:02 PM by RadioFlyer »
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Re: RadioFlyer's (Kim's) Feta#2
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2009, 12:34:26 AM »
Radio,

Could you add more detail about the olive oil process.  Does it soak or just brushed on etc.

Thanks.

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Re: RadioFlyer's (Kim's) Feta#2
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2009, 08:21:41 AM »
I cubed up half the wheel and put it in a jar making layers with the garlic, Basil, and Rosemary. When it was full I just poured the oil until it covered the cheese, cap and refrigerate.
Next time I will soaked the cheese in milk first though because it is still very salty from the brine.
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Re: RadioFlyer's (Kim's) Feta#2
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2009, 12:29:24 PM »
Your fetta looks nice.
I would recommend you to mix the olive oil with 20-30% vegetable/canola oil to prevent solidification of the pure olive oil when refrigeraterd.
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Re: RadioFlyer's (Kim's) Feta#2
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2009, 01:29:56 PM »
Alex thanks for this, I will try it next time.


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Re: RadioFlyer's (Kim's) Feta#2
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2009, 01:47:15 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion Alex. Would safflower oil be ok?
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Re: RadioFlyer's (Kim's) Feta#2
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2009, 08:28:43 PM »
Looks very nice RF. Good job!

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Re: RadioFlyer's (Kim's) Feta#2
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2009, 03:48:16 AM »
Thanks for the suggestion Alex. Would safflower oil be ok?

Any type of vegetable oil is OK, it's a matter of personal taste, I don't like it. I'll prefere Canola or Soya Bean to delute the olive oil.

On a second thought, olive oil is the best for this purpose and it shouldn't be refrigerated. It is a good room temperature preservative.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2009, 10:52:40 AM by Alex »
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