Shadeydaze, looks great! Many people have a tough time waxing, me I find oiling easiest then vacuum bagging, for cheeses that you want to seal.
Thank you John...it was OK the first time I waxed it this way but the cheese gods obviously thought I needed to be taught early on (and I am a good listener!!)
As an alternative though the oiling and vacuum bagging is something that sounds great....what oil do you use - olive? (I have some lovely first press oil I would happily donate to some cheese)...if you oil and bag this way is it then treated the same as after waxing?
Great job Shadydaze. You've made some very nice cheeses and right up front. Looks like you are a natural and I am honored you tried one of my recipes as your first cheese. Maybe I brought you some luck I have always found making cheese easy albeit a time consuming hobby.
A cheese for the newbie on a roll!
Debi - thank you for the recipe !- It was easy to read and it worked (can't say better than that can you!?)....so for the first time of making cheese it gave me the confidence to go on and try again. My colleagues at work are all now laughing at me because I have become a little cheese obsessed .....I think you have unleashed my inner cheese monster ...Thank you
Great that you've got access to raw milk, that should result in much nicer cheeses.
They came out looking like wheels of butter...they are soooo yellow...time will tell whether they taste good... I will be patient...I will be patient LOL!
This weekend we are possibly going to pick up a Jersey cross heifer calf...it makes it a longer term project as with the sheep but it's a start...all plans have to start somewhere eh?
I just realised the cheeses are thumbs up...DOH I thought it was for how many cheeses you had made.....how thick am I !!?
I can't believe how excited this has got me...poor hubby is now planning another cheese press so I can do multiple cheeses...bless him.