Can I just tell you guys how much I love you? The response to the automatic yogurt maker was HUGE, and that tells me something really important: YOU GET ME!!!
Some people might think that making yogurt is pointless or even a bit dorky. But not you, my friends. You are keenly aware of just how cool it is. After all, you aren’t making a recipe. You are creating a whole new food! So awesome! And if you are like me, then you can imagine doing away with all those plastic cups you have been recycling for years. No more…you can DIY! We have been making our own yogurt for weeks now, and I can tell you that it tastes better than what we were buying at the store and is much cheaper. Our automatic yogurt maker is now a beloved gadget in our kitchen.
Because you guys rock SO hard, The New England Cheesemaking Supply Company is sponsoring another review and giveaway. This time, we are taking it up a notch and learning how to make cheese! Oh yes! I have a video that will show you how Tim and I made Mozzerella for the very first time using the 30 Minute Mozzerella & Ricotta Kit, which comes with (almost) everything you need to make 30 batches of cheese! (If you are reading this is an RSS feed, you need to click over to the blog to see the video).
Here are my overall thoughts about this kit:
1. Don’t expect to be making incredible cheese the first go around, and don’t expect to do it in 30 minutes. This is not hard, but I think there is a bit of an art to it, and that will just take some practice.
2. Like I said in the video, I think gloves would be good to add to the kit, as most of us don’t have unused gloves on hand.
3. Holy crap, we made cheese!!! Do you have any idea how smug you will feel to sit down to crackers and homemade cheese? Pretty darn smug!
I think that this is a VERY cool gift to give to anyone who likes to dabble in the kitchen or who just loves cheese and would be interested in this fun experiment. I think the price is right, too, at $24.95. This is a great kit to start out with, as I get the impression that ricotta and mozzarella are the easiest cheeses to make. Tim and I are thinking about spending a few months getting really good at making these cheeses, and then we might move on to something a bit more advanced.
Win it!: One lucky Stuff Parents Need reader will win your own 30 Minute Mozzarella & Ricotta Kit! The contest will run until July 3rd at 11:59pm EST when a winner will be selected via Random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is selected. Open to residents of the United States. Limit one entrant per household, please.
Mandatory entry: Tell me your favorite cheese!
My answer: I think my favorite cheese is Gruyere!
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Disclosure: I received complimentary products for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.