Also, I can't find PLA anywhere on supply sites so I assume it is listed in a way that I am not recognizing......?
I carry it! Come'on Boofer!
$16.99 -cheaper than Glengerry, Danlac or anywhere else! ...bbracken677, for your information too. You can PM me if you need stuff.
Tiarella, this Margaret Morris recipe is kind of a quick hack for something that kind of looks like Camembert (Didn't I write about this before somewhere here?). She made something that is really easy to make and doesn't have the issues that beginners struggle with (such as slipping skin due to overgrowth of geo) -but the results are quite lackluster; Not a Camembert that you would want to buy. Without Geo it will lack much of the flavor, color, aroma and texture development.
I recently posted here a fairly complete formula for the classic French style farmstead/artisan Camembert. Have you seen this post? Weren't you on that thread? This one contains PLA or better yet, ARN (which I also stock).
For books, I think that 200 easy cheese making recipes is a good start and can give you lots of ideas and recipes for a while, before going into more advanced professional reading such as American Farmstead Cheese or the Technology of Cheesemaking, etc. I have a good library of those at home -please send me a message if you want some title names. I would stay away from the Riki Carrol and Tim Smith books. The Joy of Cheesemaking is a confusing and convoluted read with about 200 pages and only 4 recipes, even though it was written by two of my favorite cheesemakers.