I’m trying to think of something so universally appealing as cheese and outside of chocolate, I really can’t come up with much. So many other foods have lovers & haters, but really who doesn’t love cheese? With that love in mind–as well as a loving present from my bestie who’s all the way across the country–I set out to try my hand at making cheese.
Specifically, I made mozzarella.
Rather than post the recipe and all the steps (there are a lot), I’ll direct you to a really well-done tutorial at The Kitchn. I can’t say enough great things about the content of the site, either. Oh, and I used 1/2 gallon each of whole milk & 2%–and of course, it was Snowville since you know how much I love their product. :o)
I made this about a month ago at the tail end of tomato season so we made a tomato salad w/ simple balsamic vinaigrette to serve alongside grilled chicken sandwiches using Lucky Cat bakery ciabatta, topped with arugula, sundried tomatoes (oil-packed) and of course some of the homemade mozzarella. Soooo tasty!
Homemade cheese was a good bit of work, but the results were so much more flavorful than store-bought mozzarella. I’ll certainly be returning to this process every now and then.