Tuesday, June 19, 2012
I could wax lyrical about all the cheese that I have made that went according to plan, but I don't think I have ever mentioned one that has gone terribly wrong! This is one of those times.
It started out looking kind of nice and something like this. There was enough curds for two small and one rather large cheeses.
Over the course of the last few weeks, I totally neglected these cheeses. They required turning every 4 days and humid conditions. At the 30 day mark I was to scrape off the mould and it would have looked nice.
Anyway, because of the neglect, this is what they looked like on Monday night!
The large one had mostly had a melt down, but was salvageable of sorts, but the two small ones had totally lost their form and were runny inside. A bit like blue cheese Camembert I suppose. As for the taste, well they were fantastic. A great creamy blue cheese flavour.
This is what I managed to do with them.
I scraped all of the mould off of the large cheese, then wrapped it in cheese wrap and put it into the normal refrigerator to see what happens. I could use it now, but it would be just good for spreading on crackers like a blue cream cheese.
As for the two small ones, we stored them for a day in the fridge and turned them into a wonderful blue cheese sauce. Kim cooked up some Penne pasta and lots of cauliflower, broccoli, carrot and corn, mixed it all together with the some rue which she added the cheese to make a blue cheese sauce and baked it in the oven. The flavour was amazing and the meal was delicious. Our son Ben went back for seconds as did I!
If this is what is known as a disaster in the cheese world, then I am happy with it! I love it when we learn from mistakes that can be turned around to something edible and yummy. It just goes to show that cheese making is not all about recipes and following rules, it can be about serendipitous mistakes as well!
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
When making a semi hard cheese, one is usually left with a large volume of whey (the milky leftover water). I don't like wasting this by-product, so I usually make Whey Ricotta. It is easy to make and a very versatile soft cheese, that can be used in may meals!
Anyway, the process for this cheese is very simple, and I caught it all on video for all to see. I hope you join me in watching another one of my cheese making video tutorials. For the full list you can visit my cheese website, Little Green Cheese.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
From Spiral Garden
I've written before about our house cow:
House Cow FAQs
House Cow Journey Part One
House Cow Journey Part Two
House Cow Journey Part Three
House Cow Journey Continues
It's been over two years since we first brought Lucy home and we're feeling more confident about raising our own cattle these days. The timeline of our journey (if you don't want to read everything above) goes like this...
We brought Lucy, a pure Jersey cow of a few years of age, here to our 42 acre farm from a dairy. She was in calf to a Wagyu (beef breed) and had never been hand milked, halter-led etc before. We also got Honey, a pure Jersey heifer, from another dairy at the same time, just a couple of weeks old. Lucy raised that calf (begrudgingly), and after she was weaned she had a break, then delivered her Wagyu-cross bull calf named Wags whom we later steered. I got another pure Jersey heifer, Poppy, to raise alongside this calf.
They weaned and we had mixed success with milking Lucy that lactation. Awhile after she was AIed we sent her out into the large paddock for a break. During this time we cared for (and milked) someone else's cow for a few months. We also had the butcher in for the steer calf, Wags (at 20 months). Honey went to live with my friend and had her own heifer on her 2nd birthday (a surprise beef X - neighbour's bull!).
|Mimi and Lucy|
The delivery of Lucy's second calf on our farm went smoothly. I went out to the shops after lunch one day, and when I drove back in the driveway there was a calf at her feet. The delivery of the placenta, her feeding the calf, first milkings etc all went very smoothly. It's hard to tell if that's luck, experience or good management though!
|Mimi and Lucy|
Looking back, the first months with our house cow were the hardest. It was a huge learning curve and we were having a dry spell so feed was expensive. Feed doesn't ever cost over $20 per week now, during peak milking/feed times. I switched to chaff (oaten/lucerne) over bales of hay to reduce waste (stalks flicked onto the floor by Lucy). I still give a little steam rolled (micronised) barley at milking time only. We found a bulk source of seaweed meal which makes it much more affordable and so tend to give this valuable supplement more generously. We use natural sprays for flies, balms for udder etc as per suggestions on The Family Cow forum. We mix these up ourselves from ingredients bought in bulk. We use diatomaceous earth (DE) in the feed buckets for about 4 days around the full moon each month as a worming preventative. We also dust it on for ticks and flies and sprinkle in the bedding area as required.
I'm always seeking the best way, asking questions, reading books, articles and forums when I have questions no one knows the answer to. Trying different things with my cattle, and being as present as possible - checking them over daily so that any health problems are immediately recognised. A lot of what I do is quite different from standard dairying practice in my area. But when you're working with a very small herd, you can afford the time and resources to do things differently.
Timing of holidays is really tricky with a house cow. Recently we had a two month break of no milking, and I really should have taken advantage of that more. It still took some effort to arrange for people to look after our pets and other farm animals, but it's really tricky to get someone in to milk a cow! When thinking about weaning a calf, drying off a cow, timing of AI, etc - we try to time this to best suit family commitments. And these things don't happen overnight, so spontaneity can go out the window somewhat!
When others ask me about having a house cow, I strongly suggest that unless they are really passionate about it, and willing to spend a lot of time with their cow, don't bother. Even though these past couple of years of raising our own cattle have been so very rewarding for me, I know it's not for everyone, especially in today's fast-paced society.
cow - adult female bovine who has had a calf, generally over 2 years of age
bull - adult male bovine who has not been castrated
steer - male bovine who has been castrated
heifer - young female bovine, who hasn't calved
AI - artificial insemination - how to get a calf when you don't own a bull
colostrum - first milk
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Have you ever cut into this cheese and wondered how it was made? Well let me tell you that this one is well worth taking up cheesemaking as a hobby just to find out. Camembert, if made correctly can be a very rewarding cheese to make. It should go well with my quince paste.
"Camembert was reputedly first made in 1791 by Marie Harel, a farmer from Normandy, following advice from a priest who came from Brie.
However, the origin of the cheese known today as Camembert is more likely to rest with the beginnings of the industrialization of the cheesemaking process at the end of the 19th century. In 1890, an engineer, M. Ridel invented the wooden box which was used to carry the cheese and helped to send it for longer distances, in particular to America where it became very popular. These boxes are still used today.
Before fungi were understood, the colour of Camembert rind was a matter of chance, most commonly blue-grey, with brown spots. From the early 20th century onwards, the rind has been more commonly pure white, but it was not until the mid-1970s that pure white became standard.
The cheese was famously issued to French troops during World War I, becoming firmly fixed in French popular culture as a result. It has many other roles in French culture, literature and history. It is now internationally known, and many local varieties are made around the world."
From experience, Camembert can be a tricky cheese to make if you haven't done so before, so please watch this tutorial that I posted on my personal blog today, for the first part of the process (milk to culturing container). Over the coming weeks I will make another video updating the progress of this batch as the mould grows over the cheese.
The recipe can be found in any good cheese making book. I highly recommend "Home Cheese Making", by Ricki Carroll. It contains the recipe that I used to make this video and all you need to know about getting started in this wonderful hobby (I am not affiliated with the New England Cheesemaking Supply Co, I just like the book)!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Back in March 2010, I posted a basic walkthrough on how to make Feta. This cheese is wonderfully sharp and tasty.
Feta (Greek: φέτα) is a brined curd cheese traditionally made in Greece. Feta is an aged crumbly cheese, commonly produced in blocks, and has a slightly grainy texture. It is used as a table cheese, as well as in salads (e.g the Greek salad), pastries and in baking. It can also be served cooked or grilled, as part of a sandwich or as a salty alternative to other cheeses in a variety of dishes.
Well after much practice, I believe that I have perfected my technique and I have recorded it on video for prosperity. The video is taken from my YouTube Channel.
As I didn't list the recipe within the video here it is so that you can give it a go.
4 litres full cream milk (1 gallon)
1/4 teaspoon of lipase diluted in 60ml (quarter of a cup) of non-chlorinate water
2.5 gm (a heaped smidgen) direct set mesophilic culture
2.5 ml rennet diluted in 60ml of non-chlorinated water
2.5 ml calcium chloride diluted in 60ml of non chlorinate water (if milk is homogenised)
2 litres water (boiled)
1/3 cup salt
1/3 cup white vinegar
3 drops calcium chloride
Boil brine for 5 minutes then cool to room temperature before adding finished cheese.
I hope you enjoy this simple to make cheese and give it a try at home.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Last year, I made my first Emmentaler cheese. Here is a before shot that I took during eye formation.
There was a 3cm (1.5 inch) split on the top and it was slightly infected with Penicillin Roquefort, however the Propioni Shermanii culture did its work (this makes the holes and gives it the nutty flavour). Well, some of it worked in most parts of the cheese.
I believe that even though I gave the wheel a wash of brine a couple of times a week as per the recipe, after I let the eyes form, the rind is far too thick. I think that because the cheese was not waxed, as stated in the recipe, it just hardened too much. I have since made two more rounds, but this time I waxed the cheese after the three weeks of eye development. It made for a more moist cheese and I avoided the blue vein infection.
The quarter I served up was very holey indeed. Easy to cut and great flavour with a plain cracker. I really liked the extra flavour in the blue vein part, but then again I love blue cheese!
I highly recommend this cheese to anyone thinking of making it, but do think about waxing it after the eye formation. When made commercially this cheese is made in 60-80 kg wheels, which aids the uniformity of the eye formation. Apparently, from what I have read, the bigger the Emmentaler, the larger and more frequent the eyes.
What is your favourite type of cheese? I am looking for new flavours and recipes to try!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Those of you who read my blog may know that I am a passionate amateur cheese maker. I took a cheese making course at my local community house about two years ago, and haven’t looked back since.
I have made the following cheeses so far with great success; Feta, Wensleydale, Gouda, Pepper Jack, Pyrenees with peppercorns, Parmesan, Romano, Camembert, Stilton, Yoghurt Cheese and Caerphilly.
However, not all cheeses have been successful. For instance, once when making Wensleydale with UHF Full cream milk (which is not advised), and I had a total disaster when the curds did not set. I thought back to the cheese making class, and I remembered that one of the ladies mentioned that if the curds doesn't set after a second go, never throw out the milk because you can always make Ricotta out of it.
So, out with the cheese making book and off I went. I brought the milk to 90°-95°C stirring all the time to ensure that the milk didn't burn, and then added half a cup of white vinegar. This is meant to separate the milk into a basic curds and whey. Guess what? Nothing happened! This was the most stubborn milk I had ever come across. So in a panic, I threw in another half a cup of vinegar. It finally worked. The whey was visible and the curds were so tiny that you could just see them. I strained the curds and whey through cheesecloth in a colander and waited for 5 minutes. The cheese was still very hot so I had to be careful not to burn myself.
After a bit of mucking around, I ended up with two containers full of creamy Ricotta. I added half a teaspoon of salt to each container and stirred well. I now make ricotta with fresh whey that is left over from when I make a cheese, and add one cup of full cream milk to it. That way, I don’t get very too much ricotta and none is wasted. To make a small amount, just use 2 litres of full cream milk and quarter of a cup of white or cider vinegar. It works fine this way as well.
I used it in the filling for some ravioli that I made the next day. It tastes very nice indeed and much better than the store bought stuff that they try and pass off as fresh ricotta.
The old saying is true;
“When at first you don't succeed, try, try again.” Or “Waste not, want not!”
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
No so long ago, I made a video tutorial for Wensleydale Cheese which I think you will enjoy.
This cheese is up there with my favourite cheese Caerphilly and on a scale of 1 to 10, I give it a 9.5 especially when you hit that layer of sage in your first mouthful! The only down side of this cheese is the 8 hours it takes from milk to mould. Well worth it if you have a rainy day and can't think of anything else to do.
You can find the recipe that I used at this post titled, Wensleydale Recipe and Method.
Here is a bit about the cheese itself. Wensleydale cheese is a firm and slightly flaky cheese but not dry or crumbly, in fact quite the reverse, its moist and quite succulent with a melt in the mouth forte to it. Slightly sweet but not that it is immediately noticeable and with no after-taste, Wensleydale is perfect to accompany all fresh fruits including apples, pears, grapes, grapefruit and strawberries to name but a few.
Also nice with a glass of light wine, or a cold beer with a Wensleydale ploughman's lunch, Wensleydale is also great on rye or crackers.
No wonder Wallace and Gromit like it so much! For other ramblings about my cheese making journey, pop on over to my cheese posts on my personal blog. You will find a wealth of information on how to start making this wonderful dairy product in your own home.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
As I make many different cheeses, and post video tutorials about how to make them, I thought that in this post that I would show everyone how to wax a cheese.
Grab the wheel firmly and dip it into the wax so that it is half coated. Without dropping it, let it dry for about 1 minute, rotate 180 degrees, then holding by the waxed side, dip it again. Hold for another minute and allow to dry. You will find a very thin layer of wax over the entire wheel. Repeat the process about 3 to 4 more times, ensuring that you don’t hold it in the wax too long, as you don’t want the cheese to melt. Check for an even coating, and if you are satisfied that it is dry enough, rest the wheel on some baking paper and place in the normal fridge to harden and mature. This is what it should look like.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I recently posted a series of cheese making tutorials on my personal blog, and the response was so good, that I thought I would share my favourite here with you. It is my favourite because I get to taste test one of my own Parmesan cheeses on camera at the end of part 2!
To find the recipe I have used many times that the tutorial is based upon, take a visit to this post simply titled "Parmesan". Both videos run for a combined total of about 26 minutes, however in real time, the entire process took about 4 hours from milk to mould and the final press.
If anyone has any questions about the process, please leave a comment below, and I will endeavour to reply as quickly as possible. Who thinks that they will give it a go?
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Since trying to live a more sustainable lifestyle, I have seized as many opportunities as I can, and have been willing to learn new skills where I can. Back in February 2009, I attended a Cheese making workshop and since then, have made over 15 different types of cheese.
Friday, November 20, 2009
From Spiral Garden
Recently I’ve been thinking about the things we do which take time, and how we adjust our lives so that we have time for these things. Or how we just do things from scratch to to learn, to understand, to appreciate… I often make the excuse that I'm doing something or growing something to teach my six homeschooled children about that thing, but the truth is that as a child of the modern age, I also need to learn some patience.
I’ve been growing some rice in a big plastic tub. It’s quite a big pot of rice. The grains grow as seed heads on a lush looking grass. My first crop yielded half a jar. We are a family of eight. Half a jar of brown rice grains doesn’t go far between eight people! A whole season’s worth of rice wasn’t even enough for a side dish. That really helped us appreciate the amount of land and water used for our usual 3+ cups of rice consumed with an evening meal once or twice each week.
We also grow pigeon pea. It’s a medium to large sized bush with many pods after flowering. The seeds can be eaten raw as a green pea, or dry similar to a lentil and traditionally used in dahl. Mostly our pigeon pea is a fodder tree for our animals, but sometimes the children and I harvest the dry seed, sift through and discard the imperfect ones and cook up a spicy feast. Processing the pigeon pea pods takes hours! Taking 200g of lentils from my freezer takes under ten seconds! Growing and processing our own might save us a couple of dollars at the most, but the main benefit is how much we learn about self-sufficiency and begin to truly appreciate our bulk-bought plant protein foods.
For the last few months we’ve been milking a house cow. Because of the recent dry weather, the milk we get equates to approximately the same price as the bio-dynamic milk in the local supermarket, taking into consideration the cost of feed and supplements. It’s about twice the price of the cheapest supermarket-brand milk. If we consider our initial investment in buying the animals, fencing, shelter and equipment, it will take us years to recoup costs! And that’s not including the 1+ hours a day I spend caring for the cows… But, to have abundant raw cow’s milk for our family is such a blessing. And to have learned about cows and calves, their food and care, supplements and health, milking, cheese-making and more is invaluable, to me!
From excess cream I have been making butter. I use a Thermomix (the food processor that does everything) to make the butter – so it’s fairly fast and not as messy as it could be! Before, I bought local butter in 500g blocks at the supermarket, stored a few in the freezer and took it for granted that I could grab one when I needed it. Now I make butter in bulk and freeze it in containers, but the effort involved, the time, the mess, using up all the buttermilk – it sure gives me a new appreciation for butter!
What sorts of things are you growing or doing from scratch that give you a new appreciation for the effort involved? Has anything surprised you? Do you think about things you consume in a new light now? I do.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Generally speaking J. and I try to live a frugal life but we also believe in spending time and money on learning useful skills. So it was with great pleasure that we set aside a weekend to go up to Massachusetts and learn to make cheese from the self-professed Queen.
I first heard about Ricki Carroll in "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" where the author talks about making mozzarella from one of Ricki's kits. Shortly thereafter my husband bought a kit and we had our own at home mozzarella experience. At the time we were living in Colorado and couldn't afford to fly all the way to New England for a six hour class but once we moved to Pennsylvania we immediately signed up. She only offers classes half the year and those fill up quickly so we ended up in the very last class of the year!
The day was jammed packed with far more information then anyone can be expected to learn and retain in a day so your class fee includes a DVD and a couple booklets of recipes for you to take home. Over the course of the day you will get to taste a dozen or so different cheeses and yoghurts and they are all good. You will get to do some hands on work but I honestly think this could be cut out entirely. When Ricki started these classes they were geared towards individuals intending to become cheesemakers. The class size was capped at six individuals and I imagine there was a lot of hands on activities and individual attention. Now the classes are filled with people hoping to make some simple cheeses in their kitchens with store bought milk. There are also a lot more attendees- almost 50! We were crammed on an enclosed sun porch with ten people each crowded around folding tables in metal folding chairs. By the end of the day my butt was sore from the hard metal but I will say I didn't notice it during the class when I was too distracted with everything going on.
I did have a lot fun and I did consider it well worth the $150 per person that we spent but there are some things to keep in mind. First off I wouldn't go to the last class if you can avoid it. Ricki and her husband were in a good spirits but you could tell (and they admitted) that six months of classes virtually every weekend had taken its toll. Trying to teach 50 people and allow them to do hands on activities is not easy. As soon as Ricki gave us a set of instructions everyone wanted to leap into action and not let her finish. And when she needed our attention back it always took awhile for everyone to settle down. Personally I think you could take the hands on portion out entirely. I know people like to touch and see and do but the cheese we made at our tables was one that has to cure so it wasn't like we could eat it at the end of class and because we weren't paying strict attention to the temperature it wasn't even edible.
The pace of the class is quick and its easy to lose track of what cheese you are tasting when there are three floating around the table simultaneously. I suggest taking notes on the booklets you are given. The instructions in the class will not always match the book because Ricki continues to adapt her recipes. You will want clear notes on what has changed and if you don't write them right beside the correct recipe it's easy to get confused. Don't get too stressed out about this though, they offer lots of assistance on their website and through email.
You get a 10% discount on purchases the day of the class (I don't remember being told this before attending the class). So if you plan on buying supplies look at their catalog and try to figure out what you want before the class day. Otherwise you will end up trying to figure out what you want during or immediately following class along with 30 other people.
If you are even remotely bothered by dairy or cheese you are probably going to upset your stomach. You are eating a lot of cheese in a small amount of time so take small portions.
Lunch is included and they had a nice variety of cheese (not surprising!), vegetables and protein. And though I admit being skeptical that there would be enough to feed everyone there was in fact plenty of food.
You can bring a camera and take photos but you probably won't think of it during class when you are to busy listening to Ricki. I would suggest leaving the camera in the car. Like I said the class room is small and you are moving around so there really isn't a convenient place around the table to store your stuff.
I would recommend the class to anyone interested in making cheese for fun. The class is incredibly informative, Ricki is a great teacher, and the class is a lot of fun!
Has anyone else taken a class like this? What did you think?
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Having produced cheese as a hobby now almost weekly for more than 8 months, I thought it would be a great time to share some tips that I have learnt with you.
Tip #2. Have everything all prepared and layed out before you start. As I am waiting for the 15-20 minutes for the pot, stainless steel utensils and cheese cloths to sterilise, I get a clean tea towel and lay it on the kitchen bench next to the stove top, ready to place all the tools on. I select the recipe well in advance, and get out all the necessary ingredients and put them on the side ready to go. Cheese making requires un-chlorinated water for diluting some ingredients, so I have to pre-boil some rain water from my tank and let it cool to room temperature. You could use bottled water, but I do not due to environmental reasons. I pre mix the diluted calcium chloride with this water, and do the same with the rennet. Something I learnt in the Boy Scouts that I shall never forget and that is the Scouts motto, "Be Prepared".
Tip #3. Although the process of cheese making is not particularly difficult, it can be time consuming. Ensure you take into account all factors involved in culturing the milk, renneting, stirring, milling, and pressing. If making a simple hard cheese, allow at least 4-5 hours to entirely finish the process. I make one cheese, Wensleydale, that take over 9 hours from start to the final pressing! Mind you the final product is well worth the effort.
Tip #4. Start off with a simple cheese to build your confidence.
- Try a soft cheese like yoghurt cheese which is basically putting 1 kg (2 pounds) of natural yoghurt into a cheesecloth and draining for a few hours, then gather into a ball and suspend over a large pot overnight in the fridge. Simple, yet tasty and you can mix in different flavours, either savoury or sweet to liven it up as a dip.
- Ricotta is another easy cheese to make. Take 4 litres of milk, bring to about 93C (200F) and add a quarter of a cup (67ml) of white vinegar or lemon juice and stir. You will see the milk separate into curds and whey. Ladle into cheesecloth lined colander to drain. When cool to touch, tie the corners of the cloth into a ball and wrap the ends around a large wooden spoon and drain over a large pot. After a few hours of draining you can add salt to taste and it will keep for about 5 days in the fridge in an airtight container. Great for lasagne and any other dish that requires a large amount of ricotta. As I said, simple successes give you the confidence to try something a little harder next time.
Tip #5. If you find that you enjoy making simple and basic cheeses, see if you can find a local cheese making course that is held nearby. The knowledge that you will learn will take you to the next level, and as I found, the interaction with other amateur cheese makers is priceless. Some of the courses can be expensive, but I found a relatively cheap one that was definitely worth the money. I have attended two of these courses (basic and mould) at our local community centre. Have a look around your local area. You might just get a suprise.
Tip #6. When taking the next step and you have the urge to make an intermediate skill level cheese, like cheddar, feta, parmesan, edam or the like, try and make one like feta or caerphilly that only take a short time to ripen so that you can taste your handy work quickly. By making these quick to ripen cheeses once a month, you will always have some type of cheese at hand at home and never be tempeted to by that processed store bought rubbish that some supermarkets try and pass off as cheese!
Tip #7. Once you get the basics right fairly consistently, don't be afraid to experiment a little by adding other flavours to your cheeses during pressing or milling. I add a layer of home grown sage leaves into the middle of my Wensleydale and it imparts a fantastic flavour. I add home grown dried birdseye chilli to my Monterey Jack to produce a variety called Pepper Jack. I have even added green peppercorns to my Pyrenees style cheese as mentioned in tip #1. It is all about the cheese and the final flavour.
Tip #8. Have patience. A good cheese, like a good wine, needs to ripen for a specific period of time and get better with age. Try and resist temptation by eating your cheese earlier than recommended. All hard cheeses take time to mature to the right taste. You would be amazed by the difference a week or month between tastings. Depending on the cheese, if tasted early it will be very mild, but if left for longer then the flavour gets stronger over time. I will give you an example. I made some Camembert, tried it at 3 weeks and it was fantastic. Left one for 4 weeks, and it was so strong it was overpowering but out of this world. Another example, my first Caerphilly cheese I sampled at 15 days, when it was supposed to ripen to 28 days. It was nice, but when we tried it at 28 days, it was fantastic. I don't dare try my parmesan until at least 12 months!
Tip #10. Don't forget to have fun and share the final product. I usually make my cheese on a Friday night, with a few glasses of wine to relax after a tough week at the office. I find it very therapeutic. I also enjoy breaking out a small cheese platter when friends drop by whereby sharing all the different tastes. Most say I should sell it at a local farmers market, but I think it would spoil the fun of the hobby. Some of my friends have never heard of most of the cheese types that I make, because the main cheese consumed in Australia is cheddar or processed cheese slices. I love the variety that home make cheese making gives you.
Who would believe that you can make so many different types of cheese with plain old milk! It is great fun, so give it a go, and remember the most important rule. Don't cry over spilt milk :-). If you have had some cheese making experience, either positive or negative, please share via a comment. If anyone has any questions that are specific, I will try and answer, but remember I am just a humble cheese artisan and a may not have come across that problem before, but I will do my best to get back to you quickly. If you would like further information, my personal blog has many cheese recipies and fully documented step by step method of most of the cheeses I have made so far. Just have a look at the right hand side bar and click on a photo of the desired cheese for the tutorial, of you can click here for all the posts I have written about cheese making.
Have fun with cheese making and catch you next time at the Co-op!