Cheesy Conversation with Keighty
When you baked your first loaf of bread and it came out of the oven with a big sinkhole in the middle and tasted more like burnt graham crackers than bread, you thought you would never be a baker. But then you tried it again and again and your loaves became more bread-like and you became more confident. Then you started trying more difficult breads and developing your own creations – smoked Gouda cibatta, anyone? Suddenly you can’t remember why you even hesitated to try baking in the first place.
It is the same with cheese making. At first I was really nervous to try making mozzarella – proclaimed as “so easy to make, kids can do it”. Imagine my adulthood shame when my first batch of cheese looked like milky soup and was certainly not mozzarella. But, just like with my first loaf of bread, I tried again and I completely forgot my previous failure because – I had made mozzarella! And just like that I had the confidence I needed to start making cheese.
This blog is designed to take the mystery out of cheese and will act as a place where us caseophiles can talk about our failures and successes in our cheese making escapades.
I’ll also review and suggest locally made cheeses and interview the talented people that create them. And what do we love more than cheese? Cheese pairings! The perfect couplings of cheese and wine, beer, vegetables, fruit and everything else that can possibly be made better with cheese.
Check back next week for more cheesy conversation!