Today I’m going to answer the question that is on everyone’s mind. Is cheese addictive? Well it just so happens that it is indeed addictive due to the casomorphins that are formed when we break down the casein in cheese within our stomachs. Great news for all us curd nerds because now we have an excuse for our addiction! You can read the full article here.
Community announcements this week are from Sally and Ian.
Sally asks if anyone knows where she can pick up an electric milk separator here in Australia. You can contact her on Facebook page if you know the answer.
Ian Treuer has started a Kickstarter campaign. He is trying to move from home cheese maker to buying a cheesemaking business and dairy. You can check out his campaign page here; https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/542185596/chasing-my-cheesemaking-dream-of-owning-my-own-cre. Ian tells us all about it via a voicemail.
Listener questions this week have a wide variety of topics;
- Jan-Marie asks how to half a cheese making recipe
- Frank points out that if you add Lipase to Parmesan it becomes Pecorino.
- Michelle wants to know if there is any other method (besides waxing) to mature your cheese. Check out my latest video tutorial about vacuum packing for maturation and storage.
- Gillian suggests that I add taste test or what the cheese characteristics are supposed to be. Well this prompted me to start creating some Taste Test videos. You can check out Leicester here, and Cotswold here!
- John asks if I have a Gouda recipe that I can share. Unfortunately not, but I have put it on the list of cheeses to tackle over the summer.
- Julie questions what is wrong with her goat’s milk swiss cheese?
- Andrejs wants to know how I support a humidity of 90-95% in my cheese fridge.
- Greg asks how to remove mould from under wax and how to stop it from happening
- Finally Melissa and Steve thanks me for all that I do in the world of home cheese making!
Well that’s about it for the show. Don’t forget that if you live in Australia or New Zealand and are in the market for any cheese making kits, supplies or equipment, then head on over to Little Green Workshops and check out the large range.
Thanks for listening curd nerds, and until next time Keep Calm & Make Cheese!