Did you know our own Leah had an article in CRAFT?
Candles from Scratch, CRAFT Volume 04.
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Imagine yourself as the maker, and get your creative juices flowing this fine Friday.
Collage kit by Bluemoose Art.
Vintage Venetian glass beads from Beadbrats.
Hand stamped fabric ribbon trim by Seasonal Delights.
Hand painted animal eyes by Enami Eyes.
Porcelain red hearts by Earthenwood Studio.
Coiled art yarn by Flutterby Fibers.
Handforged silver toggle clasp by tinahdee.
Mmmm, this looks fabulous. Making your own cheese? Delicious!
Choices from Urban Cheesecraft include mozzarella, ricotta, goat cheese, paneer and queso blanco. They’re also a source for cheese making supplies like vegetarian rennet, cheese salt, citric acid, and butter muslin.
A little about cost comparison:
If you choose organic milk for your cheesemaking, compare the price to organic cheese. If you buy regular milk, compare the price to regular cheese. Keep in mind however that if you spend $5 on milk, you will make twice as much cheese as you would buy for $5- organic or not! So for $5 you get two typical logs of chevre.
A little about milk:
You do not need raw milk to make cheese. You can use regular pasteurized milk from the grocery store as long as it is not ultra pasteurized or ultra-heat pasteurized. Even some of the large organic brands now do this to milk. Its only benefit is a long shelf life. They use high heat and kill the microbes that help cheese happen so it won’t work. So, find a milk that you like and works, then stick with it. Oh and this kit works with cow’s or sheep’s milk too (or you can be like Europeans and combine them to play with different tangy flavors). You can also use lowfat milk or nonfat milk (yield and creaminess will be noticeable with nonfat).
I think I’m going to have to give this a try!