Last week I cut into one of the wheels of cheese I made back in April. I can’t believe we waited 8 months to eat it. It was worth the wait.
The hard part is rationing it and making it last more than two or three days.
P.S. in the background you can see one of the gourds I made. I really need to get back into playing with gourds. I have so much fun with it. I hope to clean out a spot on the screen porch to work on them. It is one of those things on that long list of things to do that I have. One day it will happen. Other things just seem to move in front of it – making soap, making cards, beadwork, puzzle.
Addition: I learned to make hard cheese through a class I took at the Heritage Homestead near Waco, Texas. They offer soft and hard cheese making classes, along with so many other neat homesteading classes too. The classes where through the Center for Essential Education, but it looks like they may have renamed it to The Ploughshare. Same place, just different name I guess. They have several different homesteading-type classes from bee keeping to bread making. Fiber crafts to woodworking. They even have a working gristmill.