My son gave me the perfect gift for my birthday. A cheese making kit.
The kit comes with instructions for making Marinated Feta and Queso Fresco. I decided to give marinated feta a try as it stores for longer than the queso fresco. There are only the two of us at home and we can only eat a certain amount of cheese and I don’t want to waste it.
The process was a bit fiddly but I need to keep in mind that this was my first try. I felt a bit unsure of myself but when the product was bottled I was delighted with the result.
You start with 4 litres of milk which is a lot. The pot I started off with was too small
You add rennet and citric acid when the milk reaches 95degrees, this produces the curds.
The cut cheese is then returned to the cheese container which has a brine solution in it. After resting for a period in the brine the cheese is then drained and dried and packed into a sterilised jar.