Monday, November 15, 2010

Goats bring visitors....

Had a visitor yesterday come by my place to learn to make cheese.... she's going to write it up for a Colorado Springs newspaper food article she does. I'm not sure what to expect but I do know she is a gifted writer. When she sends me the article, I'll link to it here k?

I worked a chevre and a feta recipe backwards so I'd have the cheeses in their different stages for her to see.

It sort of blew my mind....

I watch Food Network... and I have a new appreciation for all those prepared steps they gots goin' on.

I tried to organize things smoothly...I think they went o.k.... we made a garlic/dill flavored chevre, a walnut/honey/cinnamon chevre and a basil infused chevre.

Oh, I also dipped into that soft rind cheese I made 3 weeks ago. It's decent! I was hoping for a creamy middle like a camembert or brie... it wasn't like that but it's definitely different than anything I've made before. I wish you could taste it!

I have 4 more containers of cheese in various stages in pots or hanging in cheesecloth from my kitchen cupboard handles draining into other pots... my kitchen looks a little like a kooky science experiment, but that means lotsa good cheese for me this week!

Cheese.

It's a glorious thing.

9 comments:

DebH said...

you will be soon known as the Cheese Wizard!! I can see it now..your furry husband can host the wine along with your famous cheese and all the while have glorious massages/pedicures (and such) going on with that incredible lotion you make!! You will make loads and loads of money and then write a book. Now THAT I would read, you are pretty gifted yourself you know..and extremely anxious to see that article!!! Wish I lived down the road..cuzz you'ld be teaching some cheese making techniques to me!!

Heather said...

You had better be careful or you are going to end up with a hungry pregnant lady on your front door!

Shanster said...

DebH - dunno about cheese WIZARD. grin. Hey - anytime you are in CO you stop over and we can cheese workshop. :)

Heather - awww - I would feed you and your little bambino cheese any time you showed up on my doorstep. That fabulous husband of yours is invited too... grin.

~Tonia said...

How neat! Cant wait to see the article.. I dont know if I could handle all the prep that goes into making those cooking shows work.. I would rather watch them!

Fyyahchild said...

Gots to admit I'm a little jealous and not just of all the cheese. How was hanging out with your visitor?

Dedene said...

Oh yum! You've got to start doing cheesemaking workshops. I'd come if I was nearby.
Hope the article comes out well. I'm sure the journalist was impressed.

mugwump said...

Truly the cheese wizard!We had a cheese tasting at the news office, OK, kind of a cheese oink down,and you are considered the best.
What great fun....

Susan said...

I'm better with the hard cheeses, not so good with the soft ones. Usually it's the other way around.

Shanster said...

Tonia - Ditto!

Fyyahchild - pretty cool!

Dedene - thanks - aren't there a gazillion cheese artisians where you are? Lucky!

Mugs - Thanks! I'm glad everything turned out and you guys enjoyed it. Makes Spot and Speck proud... grin.

Susan - I've made some hard ones but the WAITING kills me! How long do you wait on yours? I also get afraid of the wax combusting... we should talk!