I love cheese. But who doesn’t, am I right? (Sorry, lactose-intolerant peeps). So I was over-the-moon when my mom gifted me a DIY goat cheese making kit.
Cheese + DIY = Ultimate Awesomeness
The main problem I faced with this DIY project was finding goat milk. I ideally wanted raw milk, but ultra-pasteurized was all I could find. Raw milk contains beneficial enzymes, which are killed off by pasteurization. (More about that here). Ultra-pasteurized milk also doesn’t coagulate as well, so you’re left with a softer consistency cheese.
At any rate, I finally had my goat milk and I was ready to get rolling. The cheese kit had everything else I needed which included:
- Citric acid
- Cheese salt
- Cooking thermometer
- Fine cheesecloth
- 2 cheese molds
- Instruction/recipe book
The instructions were easy to follow and within 30-40 minutes, I had fresh goat cheese! It was a lot of fun to learn the process of cheese-making. I took some of my delectable creation into work to share with my coworkers and they were all pretty impressed with my new skill.
The kit contains plenty of citric acid and cheese salt, so I’ll be able to make more batches of cheese in the future. I’m thinking I’ll experiment by adding different herbs and flavors. So many endless possibilities!