Sunday, June 23, 2013

With all our fresh tomatoes and basil I started thinking about caprese salad.  All I needed was some fresh mozzarella cheese to go with it.  I got it in my head to make some.  I remembered seeing it made on TV and started hunting down recipes.  I needed rennet and ascorbic acid which was nowhere to be found but the internet is a lovely thing and I was able to aquire those two items. The only other ingredient I needed was whole milk.  The only requirement for the milk was that it wasn't ultra-pasteurized.  I went to Sprouts and found raw milk.  It was a bit more expensive than I expected but if I was going to make cheese I was going to do it right.  

My cheese.  Isn't it cute!!

And my caprese salad.   

I will be making cheese again and again.

1 comment:

Kathy R said...

I saw a mozzarella making kit at sur la table and thought of you. It contained rennet!