When it comes to aging and preserving your home made cheese, there are a number of techniques that can be used. From traditional waxing, to waxing with bees wax, bandaging and vacuum sealing cheese. The method you choose will purely be out of preference. Read more
Christmas Starter Ideas To Incorporate Your Home Made Cheese
It’s coming up close to Christmas and this year the family Christmas celebrations are happening at my place. We’re a month out and I need to start thinking about what I’m going to be serving up on the day. I know that I want to be able to incorporate the wonderful cheeses that I’ve been making this year, and what better way to do that than in the pre-dinner snacks or starters?
Any amateur home cheese maker will tell you that the most delicate part of the whole cheese making process is the pressing of the curd into a solid even block of cheese. This is why a good cheese press is essential if you want to have good looking cheese, and edible at that. Read more
The world of home cheese making can be very overwhelming as a beginner. All the terms can get quite confusing and the processes are no easier. At least, that’s how I felt when I first started making cheese.
That’s why I decided to create Curd Nerd; so that other beginners to home cheese making had a resource to turn to when the times got tough. Read more
As you may know, Christmas in my part of the world is a hot summers day. To me, that means swimming, barbeques, prawns and cocktails. This year, Christmas is at my place, so of course I want to be sharing my gorgeous home made cheese for my family to enjoy. I will be kicking off the day with a couple of cheesy starters before our traditional Christmas barbeque, and in this post I want to share my Christmas cheese board ideas for summer.
If you haven’t read my previous post on the Cheese Filled Brioche Christmas Tree, let me fill you in. I am having Christmas at my place this year and it inspired me to come up with a couple of ideas of how I can share my home made cheese for all of my family to enjoy. Read more
Last night we had the first frost of the coming Winter season.
And it was a good one. At -5º Celsius overnight the ground was icy white by this morning.
The first frost always signals a few changes for me. The frost cloths go on the citrus trees in our edible garden, the Yams get dug over after the first frost kills off the tops of the plants, and I prepare to get the Garlic planted to grow over the Winter.
It’s also my signal to stop making cheese for the Winter. Read more