Monday, May 14, 2012

Get Your Goat!

I'm very excited because this weekend I was able to make some goat cheese out of some local raw milk! I've never had to actually pasteurize anything myself; the process involves heating the milk and holding it at a steady temperature for 30 minutes, then rapidly cooling it down so the proteins don't get damaged. Holding milk at this temperature for a long period of time was difficult but I did it! Next, the cheese. Easy...I've made this cheese 1000 times now. Heat, add starter, coagulate, drain. And let me tell you, it's delicious! So creamy white and gorgeous. I can't wait to play around with it some more.