I have a confession to make. My name is Gavin Webber and I am cheese crazy. You would class me as an amateur cheese maker or artisan if you will, who is mad about making his own cheese at home. In fact I like cheese making so much that I make at least 1 kg (2.2lbs) of cheese of various types every couple of weeks.
I started making cheese as a hobby back in March 2009 after attending a cheese making class at our local community house in Melton, Victoria, Australia. It was an exciting day indeed, and I will be posting about it later on in this blog.
How does it taste, I here you ask? Well, let me tell you that once you have made your own cheese, you will never buy store-bought stuff again. The only problem you will have is keeping up with demand!
So far I have had experience making the following cheese types;
Feta, Wensleydale, Farmhouse Cheddar, Emmental, Stilton, Camembert, Parmesan, Ricotta, Romano, Pepper Jack, Monterey Jack, Ossau-Iraty with green peppercorns, Caerphilly, Mozzarella and many others.
|Farmhouse Cheddar drying before waxing|
While you are on the site checking out all the free recipes, don’t forget to check out the Little Green Cheese Podcast. It is full of advice and tips for newbie and advanced curd nerds alike. There are over 40 episodes to listen to and you can subscribe using your smart phone, tablet, or PC/Mac.
You can also find me on my YouTube channel Cheeseman.tv where there are dozens of cheese making video tutorials for you to watch. Many of those videos are embedded into posts on this site.
If you are into sustainable living, check out my other blog, The Greening of Gavin. There you can learn about organic food gardening, climate change, peak oil, backyard chickens, solar power, fruit trees, composting and worm-farming and all other topics that make up the sustainable living ethos.
Also, if you are in the market for cheese making supplies, equipment and ingredients, then pop over to my cheese kit page for more information.
So break out the crackers and stay put for an exciting cheesy adventure.