Mastering Mozzarella…a mission of making that milky-creamy-mild-marvelous cheese!

What started out, as a curiosity became a mission. I didn’t want to become a serious cheese maker, as such, but I did want to make some simple delicious cheeses for my family and friends. Now, as with ricotta, I cannot imagine purchasing the stuff! In less than an hour, I can make 7-10 balls of Mozzarella like a pro… With making my own Mozzarella at home, I know what is and what isn’t in my cheese. I don’t have to rely on a label to seek out the ingredients and check as to how much sodium is added. I don’t add salt to mine by choice. There are times when I use my Mozz to go into...

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Ricotta Reaches a Whole New Level…forget the store bought stuff!

I not only love making cheese, there is no question that the store bought stuff doesn’t hold a candle to freshly made ricotta cheese (and other types) you can do in less than an hour at home. Once you make ricotta, you will never purchase another container from the store. Easy and delicious – what could be a better combination? What I have discovered over time is just how versatile ricotta is…you can make it savory, sweet, or just plain, and eat it like cottage cheese. Ricotta can be used as an appetizer, an ingredient, or something you can transform into an interesting dish by adding...

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