Here it is, the Farmers Cheddar wheel on the board to dry and make it's rind before it gets waxed. This cheese just needs a 30 day cure time so I thought it would be a quick cheese to test out. When I pulled it from the cheese press, it had a tiny bit on top and bottom that had squeezed out of the mold. I trimmed it off and sample tasted the cheese. It tastes like american cheese! I guess I did it at least close to right! I'll have to work on cutting the curd better for a smoother wheel.
I got my cheese press from Steve Shapson over at cheese maker.com. He puts presses up for auction on eBay for website advertisement at a discount. I purchased my recipe book-Home Cheese Making by Ricki Carroll and ingredients from his as well. A nice site full of great stuff about cheese.
Yes, all of 2013 and part of 2012 are missing from the blog. You can thank Mike H for that. Almost all of those posts were about our great friendship and our partnership in farming. You all know how that turned out!