Sunday, November 1, 2009

Rounding up Cottage Cheese results...from our first Forging Fromage adventure!

We did it!! We successfully made Cottage Cheese. AT HOME! Only 3 of us worked our way through this month's adventure...but I would say with beautiful and surprising results!!

First up is my cheese making partner in crime...Natashya of Living in the Kitchen with Puppies. Natashya was the one who actually nudged me into starting a cheese making blog...and now I've nudged her into joining me! But we have been working our way through the successes and failures over the past few months we can just share them with others! Look at her Cottage Cheese! Pretty, huh? She used a slightly adapted recipe from The Home Creamery by Kathy Farrell-Kingsley...allowing her to "make up" for the homogenization and pasteurization of her store-bought milk.

Next we have Susan from The Accidental Farmer...who actually posted her own recipe from many, many practice rounds right here on Forging Fromage! Her method was different in she let time (and the wonders of raw milk) do the work, instead of rennet!
And bringing up the rear is yours truly...originally posted over at girlichef. I became a convert...where I once was a bit suspicious of cottage cheese...I now cannot wait to make it (and eat it) again!! But I prefer it un-creamy. I also used The Home Creamery recipe...sans changes! See how easy that was!!!??? And super rewarding...seriously, it feels really awesome to produce your own cheese. Yes, I love cheese.

Stay tuned for Novembers Cheese Adventure...I promise's SUPER EASY!!! And you can jump right in without any "special" starters or cultures. No better place or time to begin.....


Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Yay for cheese!
I love how different they all are. You can really put your own personality into the finished product. Sweet, salty, creamy or dry. It's all good!
Looking forward to November's cheese.
Thanks for the great round-up!

Debinhawaii said...

Nice job ladies! If November doesn't require rennet and special stuff I think I'll try to join in.

Kim said...

Great job ladies!! Making cheese scares me off for some reason, but I'm following along and building up courage to try :D

Fresh Local and Best said...

Great job! I'm glad to know that cottage cheese isn't actually all that intimidating.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I totally suck. I wanted to do this! Uggg I gotta get my ass in gear:)

prashant said...

Great job ladies!! Making cheese scares me off for some reason, but I'm following along and building up courage to try :D

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