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CHEESE_MAKING at home
Fri 6-Jul-12
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Aly
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When I get a quiet spell I will have another go. I want to try using nettles as rennet.

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Sat 7-Jul-12
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Fiona had a most unexpected result for her attempt at making feta.

It ended up as boursin! Very nice it is too.

Seems like even though she bought a new bottle of rennet after the 1997 vintage failed, when she went to use it she actually pick up ANOTHER ancient bottle from the larder by mistake. This girl needs hoarding therapy. big_laugh 

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Sat 7-Jul-12
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Like the sound of Boursin! I threw out my old bottle of rennet when I emptied my walk in pantry looking for the mouse entrance. Also cleared many other things that had very old dates on!
Could I just ask what milk F uses please?

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Sat 7-Jul-12
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Aly, she said just normal full-fat milk and bio-live yogurt.

Curious. I thought it was spelled yoghurt but spellchecker disagrees, 

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Thanks, probably American spell check!

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The official name for Yoghurt/Yogurt was established many years back when I was a young product developer, and Yogurt won the battle.

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Mon 9-Jul-12
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I use the whey for bread and scone making, but also used some recently for lacto-fermenting the spinach glut.   (spinachkraut - think I put a link to the recipe somewhere on this site  ponder)

 

Since been in Bulgaria I've been using the sheeps milk to make sirene (a white cheese bit like feta) and started getting bored with the taste so experimented with added herbs at the pressing stage ..........Dill works particularly well.

 

One  batch (with no herbs) went wrong and I ended up with something like a mild cheddar - wish I could replicate the 'mistake' 

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waveIsn't that always the way?  roll_eyes

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Have you got the link again Tracey for the spinachkraut. I was talking to a friend who raises goats and she was wondering what to do with the wheycheers

Sat 14-Jul-12
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Failing is not a fault, refusing to try is

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You can get vegetable Rennet from Lakeland, and they have just brought out loads of Cheesemaking Moulds etc.

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Hello Christine,

Welcome to the forum, glad you have joined us.

Thanks for the information about the rennet. A new Lakeland catalogue arrived on Saturday, I must have a good look at it.   I hope to start making some cheese soon. I have made the simple soft ones from yogurt before, but never tried anything more complicated.  Do you make cheese, if so what kinds?  wave

 

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That is good news as Lakeland deliver here!

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Aly said:

That is good news as Lakeland deliver here!

 

mmmmmmmmmmm

 

Wonder if they deliver here

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Hope so! They do deliver to lots of places now.

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