Making Cheese
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Making Cheese

So, I meant to post these last week, write about homemade polenta, and then discuss some Thanksgiving Day goodness… But, me and my computer are in a fight. In fact, its incessant wining is giving me a headache right now. Lately, within minutes of starting in the morning, it reaches 200 degrees and then begins running its super fan all day long. I should start frying my eggs on this thing. By the end of the work day I am so sick of my hot fingers and the annoying pitch of the fan, I shut it off in disgust. But, I have so much to share with you guys that I am willing to put up with it.

That is how much I love you.

A few weeks ago, my friend, Amy, brought me to a cheese-making class at Champoeg Creamery. You may remember that my old cheese club, Curds and Whey, went out there last summer and made some delicious homemade butter.

The class itself covered making a lot of great products: yogurt, butter, mascarpone, and queso fresco. We ate mascarpone fudge, feta cheese, slices of queso fresco, cheesy dips… And then we got to see the cows.

It was a fantastic day.

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Champoeg Creamery’s owner, Charlotte Making Cheese Making Cheese

And my beautiful friend, Amy, with a mighty cute cow. Making Cheese

If anyone ever wants to make cheese, let me know. It is easy despite being a bit like chemistry class. And who didn’t love chemistry class?