Tuesday, March 17, 2020

A Successful Cheese Making Season Ends

Hi Friends!

Well, my cheese making season is officially over! Not because I don't want to make anymore, but because Alex and I bought a house and we are in the process of planning, packing and then moving to a new province in Canada. It's very exciting but my gosh it's an overwhelming amount of work! It's our first home, we have officially said goodbye to the renting game and we are so grateful! :)

All of my cheese making equipment is in boxes. I have some cheeses in the cave that we will either bring with us or eat up before we go.

This cheese making season was a great success. I revamped my blog, did a lot of written tutorials, video'd my taste tests, wrote printable recipes and I tried a few new cheeses like Fontina and Raclette. I had some cheese fails for sure, such as Feta and Mascarpone.

The highlights of my cheese making were delicious cheeses such as:

American Cheese
Firm Camembert
Goat Cheese
Homemade Cheez Whiz
Sour Cream

All of my recipes are on the side bar of this blog, please feel free to check them out!

My plans for the next cheese making season are to try some original recipes, learn more about the technical aspect of home cheese making, make new cheeses, video tape my tutorials and try to source some fresh raw cow's milk. I am also going to transition to vegetarian rennet. Though I don't think I will have goats this summer, I'm hoping to look into how to keep and care for dairy goats.

I'll see you all at the end of the summer of 2020!!! Thanks for joining me on my cheese journey!


The Happy Whisk said...

Very happy for you and Alex!
Here's to new adventures.

Leanna said...

Hey, take pictures of the new place and the area around you. Are you moving to a countryside type farmhouse or is it just a new home with more outside acreage? Take care and good luck with the move.

Jenn said...

Exciting!!! Can't wait to hear more about the new home.

Rain said...

Thanks Ivy :) Here here! :)

Thanks Leanna :) It's a cottage style home with just over an acre of land, all treed on a quiet private road, unzoned too so we can have small farm animals if we want! I'll take lots of photos when I get there!!

I'll be talking about the new home A LOT in the near future Jenn! :))

Leftycrafter said...

Will be looking forward to seeing your new home and you new adventures in cheese making and of course all your yummy cooking.

DVArtist said...

You are simply amazing. I don't know how you find the time. LOL

Connie said...

Every time I see your cheeses my mouth waters . . . I've never had homemade cheese and in my mind it must be like every thing else homemade . . . more tasty and better for you. When we make from scratch we always use ingredients that we feel are good for our bodies and we leave out the bad stuff. Homemade is always better. If I lived closer I would love to sample your product. I'd probably be knocking on your door with crackers and a bottle of wine :)

Lisa Resnick said...

I love that you have a cheese making shirt!!
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Helena Primeira said...

Good, I would love to make a night like this at home, because I love cheese, but it is not always easy to find a good cheese to make fonfue and time to gather the family without haste. Thanks for the post :)
I subscribed to your youtube channel with the Primeiras Life account, I look forward to your support on our channel. Thankful.

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Felicity said...

Wow!! never think that it is possible - cheese by hands at home
❤ ❤

Irma said...

Hi Rain,
How nice that you bought a house and no longer have to rent it.
The cheese making will return once you get to your new home.
Have a great weekend and stay healthy.

Magic Love Crow said...

I just wanted to say, you are brilliant! I have been going through your posts! You are so talented in every way! All the best to you and Alex! Big Hugs!

lesh Stgermain said...

Lately I've seen your name when commenting myself, and am glad i did.
Am impressed, I don't know anyone who makes cheese! Have been interested since in my teen years my school made a field trip to a cheese making factory (this was in Holland, so it was Gouda cheese. What I remember was that the young cheese took half a year to cure.)

Tell me about it, we bought a house in August, and my hubby is finishing up the last reparations/improvements this week. He fixed 3 leaks in bathrooms and installed 3 toilet bowl, a shower bottom, installed 2 kitchen counters, and the the very last (I hope!) thing we are looking at is a fix for the air conditioner, but he probably won't do that himself.