I got a cheese making kit for Christmas. The kit is for making Mozzarella and Ricotta cheeses. I busted it open yesterday and went out to Whole Foods for a gallon of fancy organic milk to get started. Supposedly fresh mozzarella is on of the easiest cheeses to make. Unfortunately my maiden voyage into mozzarella cheese making was not successful at all. Err... I think I over heated it... and used the wrong water... and added the rennet at the wrong time. D'oh.
I was just so excited and I rushed the process a little. So I have spent some time today reading cheese making blogs, reading recipes and watching YouTube tutorials.I am determined to be a mozzarella making master by the end March.
What better place to journal my cheese making adventures than here on Pizzalicious. After all the main reason I was gifted with this cheese making kit was so I could make yummy fresh mozzarella to top homemade pizzas!
A while back my sister Maya, found and posted this amazing BLT Flowchart on Facebook. My goal is to make a pizza flowchart by the end of the Summer. This is my pizzalicious resolution. I want to make a pizza and document where every ingredient came from! So if you know any wheat millers, yeast culture growers, dairy or pork farmers et. al. let me know. I'm going to grow the tomatoes, and herbs, make the cheese, the dough and maybe even make the pepperoni. Whew I've got a lot of planning and work to do. I need to stay focused and inspired.
I think this video will help with the inspiration for cheese making. This video is from Copat1987 who filmed his Nonno (grandfather) making mozzarella on Easter in 2009.