Monday, 21 July 2014

LGC 028 - Salts Function in Cheese Making

Salt's function in cheese making is this weeks topic.  I also talk about types of salt and what is the best to use in cheese making at home.

This weeks news feature is from ABC Radio National titled "The push to use raw milk in cheese production".  It is an audio clip that features Will Studd of Cheese Slices fame talking about the benefits of raw milk cheese.

The rest of the clip can be found here; http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bushtelegraph/raw-milk-cheese/5601944

Listener questions featured during this show were about when to add calcium chloride to your milk, Penicillium Roqueforti cross contamination, how to mature your colby and stop blue cheese from going runny, and can you use goat milk with the recipes in Keep Calm & Make Cheese eBook.



I also apologize to Trausti who I called a woman in Episode 26.  He is all that is man, and took it all in good humor (thankfully!)  How embarrassed did I feel when I received his email the day after the episode was released.  Podcasting is such fun :-)

Trausti (Trustee) 
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Keep Calm and Make Cheese Presentation - Ivanhoe Library 22 July

Hey curd nerds! For those of you how would like to attend a FREE cheese making presentation, look no further.

I am presenting about home cheese making at Ivanhoe library (Melbourne, AU) this Tuesday evening  22nd July, from 7pm.

I will be bringing a bag of props, and taking the audience through the basic steps required to make cheese at home. Did I mention that it was free?  How cool is that!

Here are the details;

KEEP CALM AND MAKE CHEESE

Time: 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Library Location: Ivanhoe
Where to Meet: 3rd floor Ivanhoe Library- no lift access
Audience: AdultsKidsSeniorsYouth
Event Tags: calmcheesecheese makinggavin webber
Type: Guest Speaker

Learn about home cheese making and see how easy it is to start with a few basic kitchen utensils.  Gavin Webber has been making and teaching people how to make cheese since 2009, and he has successfully made over 24 different types of cheese in his own home
Gavin will deliver a presentation about the basics of cheese making and help demystify this age-old artisan practice of preserving milk.

If you are a budding curd nerd, or even contemplating the art of turning milk into cheese, then come along!  The more the merrier.

I am really looking forward to the event.  I would love to see some of my blog readers there if they are in the area.

Can you make it?

Monday, 14 July 2014

LGC 027 - Kosher Cheese with Dovid Wheeler

Today we learn about Kosher cheese from Dovid Wheeler in Israel.  I first started corresponding with Dovid about a year or so ago, and he sent through the Tzafatit recipe that I posted back in January this year.

During the episode Dovid describes the cheeses that he makes at home, successes, challenges, and some issues that he has had with the milk that he sources.


If you want more information about Kosher cheese making, the great news is that Dovid blogs over at Koshercurds.com where you can find a wealth of information on the topic.


Links mentioned during this episode;
Also, a big shout out to Sami for the kind words of thanks and encouragement at the end of the episode.

So curd nerds, if you think you have a cheese making story to tell, drop me an email via  gavin@littlegreencheese.com. I would love to have you on the show as my next guest.

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So, until next time curd nerds, remember to Keep Calm and Make Cheese!