Wow! It's great to know there are so many aspiring artisan cheesemakers out there.
I've been making cheese in my small apartment in Vancouver, Canada for the past 5 years. Started with the soft cheeses and feta and really didn't experiment too much outside these wonderful cheeses.
This year I decided to semi-retire and focus on learning more about cheesemaking. I call it "following your bliss" and blissful it has been.
In the early spring I spent 6 weeks working with the fabulous cheesemakers Julia and Susan Grace of Moonstruck Organic Cheese on Saltspring Island. Loved, loved, loved it! Learned so much, especially not to be afraid to try something new and that even a mistake can turn out to be a really cool cheese.
Also realized there is a whole lot more to cheesemaking than just sticking my hands in those gallons of lovely curds. So, instead of the potential business venture, I'm just having fun, much to the delight of family and friends.
I'm looking forward to participating in the forum!
Betty in Kits
Many's the long night I've dreamed of cheese, toasted mostly. R.L. Stevenson