I almost hate saying that. California. I'm a South Carolina native, relocated to Wyoming, then California.
Anyway, I'm Trey. I have always had interest in making things. Any things. I started with making beer. But then I quit drinking. Rolled my own cigars, quit smoking. Did some metal working and wood working, and still enjoy both. I've always wanted to give cheese a try, and as long as I don't quit eating, this should be enjoyable!
My first attempt was a few days ago. I tried the "30 minute Mozzarella." After reading around, I had the same experience as many others. Ricotta. I'm glad it didn't work out. I hate it when things go right the first time, it takes the challenge away! I probably won't try it again. Seems like many people have the same issue, and I don't want to drive myself to frustration.
I picked up the "Home Cheese Making" book. I am reading it, and trying to choose my first real recipe.
I look forward to learning from all of you, and thanks for having me!