About four months ago I started making my first cheeses. I decided to go with a Cotswold since I can't buy it where I am currently and miss it from when I was little. I ended up making three Cotswold wheels as a way to get the hang of cheesemaking. I lost no 1 shortly after I sliced it. I placed it into the fridge and went on a week long trip. I came home and my fridge had died. My cheesecave was fine, though. I cut no 2 a couple of weeks ago but it had a weird taste to it and I decided to ditch it (I didn't press it hard enough and it had a lot of holes in the middle). Today I cut no 3 and it was fantastic. To be fair, I practiced on no 1 and no 2 with cheap milk so I wasn't too disappointed. But I understood that I'm still on a learning curve.
The taste was good, it has the good beginnings of a cheddary taste, as it was only aged for 3 and a half months. I definitely will remake this one again!
Cotswold no 3
Slicing the wheel in half
Slices for me and my roommate
I'm super happy with this guy. I feel like I'm re-living my childhood. And it's ready just in time for my dad's birthday and for a friend of mine who is leaving for a year. Now I have gifts for both of them.