Saturday, July 5, 2008

What a Bummer.....failure in cheese making....

Sigh.... so excited yesterday when I got a hold of a gallon of raw goat's milk. You see I really wanted to make cheese with it. I have made both mozzarella and ricotta with cows milk with great success, and kept being told I should really try it with goats milk and it would be even better. So you can imagine my excitement when I finally had a gallon of fresh from the goat milk. The mixture that never formed was very acidic and I can only imagine that perhaps the milk was acidic and the citric acid balance was wrong. Oh well, I will not give up, I will do my best to get more and try, try again. I read the problem solving section and there are a few possibilities, colostrum in the milk, to much acidity, or the rennet went bad. I will try with cow milk again and see what happens. Unfortunately, now I really don't want to cook dinner and that is never a good thing!

5 comments:

Permission to Mother should be studying said...

Did I just share with you that I don't think goat's cheese comes out the same as cow's cheese. Maybe be I dreamed I posted about the different cheeses I've tried. I am not totally surprised. I do imagine their is a different way to handle goat's milk.

Shaunna said...

I have been following your blog for a bit now, and really enjoy your posts. I have been getting raw cow'a milk for a while, and don't know how to make cheese out of it. How do you do it? Do you have a good link for instructions on how to make it?

fitncrafty said...

Hi Shaunna,
Thank you for the compliments on my blog, I am glad that you are enjoying it. Here's the link to the site where I got the supplies from. http://www.cheesemaking.com/ they are helpful and ship very quickly.

Shaunna said...

Thanks a lot! I appreciate the info!

rawmelissa said...

Hello Fitncrafty! Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog. Glad to see you're enjoying it also. I am so excited to make cheese someday, too! I will check out the site you recommended! Good blogging to you.