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Sat 3-Dec-11
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Aly
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Being enthused by this site I sent off for my soft cheese making kit and today tried to make my first ever batch. Does anyone know of an idiots guide please? aarghI am unsure if the thermometer that came with the kit is working properly (how important is the temperature?)and the starter was impossible to measure as the pack was for 50L milk but the recipe for 2.5L. steamWhat would I do with 50L doh I have followed the intructions to the letter but still have milk with no sign of cheeseconfused I am now looking at trying to fund a trip to UK to attend HFW cheese course!

Any suggestions will be gratefully readcheers

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Save your pennies, help is at hand! Paul Peacock's Cheese Making Book, it worked for me anyway. At the end of the day, if all else fails, boil it up with some vinegar, you won't get the kind of cheese your used to but it makes a reasonable cheese.cheers

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Ooh Aly, sorry I can't help but just wanted to offer my support. wave

I wanted to have a go at making goats cheese, as that's all I can eat (well sheeps/ewes is OK as well) so would be really interested to see how it goes.

Where did you get the kit from?

Hopefully Joanna's link has helped.

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the cheesmaking book arrived today. Once life has calmed down I will give it another go. I bought the kit using a link from here a company called Moorlands. I didn't find it easy having no knowledge so will read the book before my next attempt

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Aly said:

I bought the kit using a link from here

Thanks, Aly. We appreciate that.

Fiona has been talking about cheesemaking for a few years but the conversation almost always ends with "but where would we put the goat?" whistle whistle

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my nearest neighbour is a dairy farmer so I hope to get fresh milk from him once I get going with the cheese making

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Goat's cheese is easy Maura and my friend makes a perfectly acceptable one with vinegar. Not quite the same as the goats cheese in the supermarkets more of a feta texture. I did one using nettle leaves to clot it and that worked well too and came out more like the traditional goats cheese we know. I used this site for information using the nettles

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I love the idea of using the nettles & will try as soon as the new ones come through. I have a huge amount of them so I am always looking to find uses for them. Thanks Joanna for the link¦¦I will pass it on to an American friend of mine who has a similar problem.

 

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JoannaS said:

Goat's cheese is easy Maura and my friend makes a perfectly acceptable one with vinegar. Not quite the same as the goats cheese in the supermarkets more of a feta texture. I did one using nettle leaves to clot it and that worked well too and came out more like the traditional goats cheese we know. I used this site for information using the nettles

 

Thanks Joanna - I'm going to look at that just as soon as I have finished the ironing and cleaning steam that has piled up while I have been busy ignoring it whistle

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many thanks, I have book marked the site for future reference. Once my chest infection is clearing and I have regained control of my brain I will have another go

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