Cheese Thought

Old World and New World Cheeses-Anne Mendelson

“In the long territorial stretch of the Old World that I came to think of as ‘Yogurtistan,’ people have until recently been much closer than we are to the primal origins of both dairying and cooking with dairy foods.  The Indian sub-continent also preserves more links with an ancient past.  So do the Russian reaches … Continue reading

Cheese Thought

We learn through the wisdom of farmers…let us come to revere them and understand them….

“One eternal farming seduction involves the distinction between labor-intensive and labor saving processes. Where we suspect we are being offered a false choice, it might be better at the outset to look into the nature of the work. If the job is meaningful and carries intrinsic rewards, then there may be little need to rescue … Continue reading

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Nigerian Dwarf Goat Cheese Tomme

The Recipe Ingredients 2 gallons goat milk 1/2 teaspoon calcium chloride 1/4 teaspoon MM10 direct set starter culture 8 drops of microbial vegetable rennet (2X as powerful) 1/4 cup filtered water cheese salt Pour the milk gently into a stainless steel, heavy bottomed pot.  Gently heat the milk to 88 degrees F.  Add the direct … Continue reading