Join Jerri as she jumps into making her own feta cheese!
From the Editor: Please welcome Jerri, CFH Customer Support Representative and Cultured Kitchen Keeper.
Several weeks ago I was under the mentorship of a Cultures For Health cheese expert and friend who agreed to teach me how to make feta cheese. Having never made REAL cheese before, I was nervous. Using the feta recipe in Home Cheesemaking by Ricki Carroll, I was taught tricks and given tips on how easy it is to make this cheese. I felt like a kid soaking in the magic.
The steps were fairly easy…could I do it on my own? I braved up last week, and did it! I want to share a few pictures of the main steps with you.
Checking the curd
Cutting the curd
First stirring of the curds
Stirred up curds
Curds ready to drain
Hanging the curds in cheesecloth
Feta after draining
After draining, I simply salted the cheese and let it sit in the fridge to age for 5 days. Oops, by the fifth day, there were only a few chunks of feta left. I have no willpower with cheese!
What was your first experience with cheese like?