I became a cheesemonger this weekend. I combined milk + rennet + citric acid — and got cheese! It was quite the amazing process.
Plus, I can now say I’ve eaten curds and whey. If only I had a tuffet. Perhaps I’ll get one for the next batch of cheese. The kit I purchased makes 30 batches, so I anticipate more cheese in my future. It was tasty.
I made John cut the cheese. I’m a lady. I don’t do things like that.
Here’s the cheesemonger (me!) hard at work:
And — here’s my log of extremely fresh mozzarella. It’s standing alone. That’s what the cheese does. Everyone knows that. Meredith photographed the cheese standing alone. It was awkward when we attempted to coax a smile out of the cheese — we tried asking the cheese to “say cheese,” but that just got confusing.