my friend came over yesterday with the specific intention to make cheese, and make merry. and cheese-making is a merry activity, as it turns out.
we followed instructions from here and here. it was a fairly simple process, because it only requires two ingredients: goat milk and lemon juice. because i didn’t bother taking any pictures while we were putting it all together, i will spare you (the directions on both websites are fairly straight-forward, too). a litre of goat milk will yield about a cup of cheese, less if you use a milk with a lower fat content. also, we let the first batch strain for an hour, but the consistency was creamier for the ones we left for only fifteen minutes or so.
awkward moment when the repair guy (hired by my landlord) let himself in unexpectedly, only to find a kitchen full of hanging sacks of soft cheese and the table littered with stuffed olives and flatbreads. even more awkward because it was the wrong apartment, but that’s my building for you.
this was delicious today with salt and fresh basil folded in.