Well here is the fruit of my first hard cheese adventure. Only about 1 month old.
I don't have any pictures of the process but the recipe is pretty much verbatim from Ricki's book with store bought whole milk. I didn't add calcium chloride however.
The cheese is well for lack of a better description...damn good! Maybe a little dry but I've never had a farmhouse cheddar to compare it to. It has a nice mild cheddar flavor and certainly gives context to the efforts. I vacuum packed the other half and will try it again in a month or so... If I can wait that long!