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That is awesome!! would love to taste that! :drool
I would love the idea of making my own cheese... I may have lots of variations... I would put a lot of add-ons. I don't know what exactly but I know I would make a lot of great ideas. :D:D:D
 

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Here's a great little vid on how to make cheese from sheep's milk...

Where I am at. there's an abundance of goats. yeah... goats, not sheep.. do they produce the same quality of milk? the same quality of milk makes the same quality of cheese.
 

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Well @YourRabbitGirl we don't KNOW where you are. Why don't you add a location in your profile. sometimes our replies are different for where you live. Depends on application

Cheese & goat milk. Yes goat milk makes great cheese. The different breeds -- sheep & goat -- have a slightly different % of cream. My Nubians are a little higher in cream than my Saanens. I cross breed then and get a lovely milk. The Nigerian Dwarfs give a really high cream content. So, depending on your taste and what use you intend, you have the various breeds for selection. What you feed also impacts the milk they make.

Much the same process for both milks with some variance of any added enzymes with some recipes, some milks. I have a LOT of milk and make a lot of cheese of the ricotta type. Some I keep very moist for use in recipes -- lasagna, etc. -- some I drain more to firm it, or cook it slightly longer for same. These cheeses are used for spreads -- with added spices, savory and/or sweet. Delicious. This year I will be making hard cheeses -- cheddar, etc. -- since I now have a press for it and making the time. Hard cheeses require many "stages" of cooking, pressing, drying, waxing, ageing.

Hope that helps.
 

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I just saw on another thread that you say you are in the Philippines. Are you native or there with service, etc.?

Interesting. I'm sure we would love to hear things about that area of the world's lifestyles that are different than here in USA. Some of our sister sites -- and here -- we have people in or from Australia, New Zealand, UK, South Africa, Ireland, Egypt, etc.
 

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I just saw on another thread that you say you are in the Philippines. Are you native or there with service, etc.?

Interesting. I'm sure we would love to hear things about that area of the world's lifestyles that are different than here in USA. Some of our sister sites -- and here -- we have people in or from Australia, New Zealand, UK, South Africa, Ireland, Egypt, etc.
Hi!! Yup, I'm a native of the Philippines, Born and raised... We don't usually make our own cheese, But I would love to start the trend. Its great to make your own cheese especially when most of us here in the house really love cheese in the morning.
 

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@YourRab,bitGirl, You say there are goats in the area, assuming you do not own any. But if a good milk doe you can have cheese with an hour of milking! Not hard cheese but a lovely softer, spreadable type, seasoned with fresh herbs you have grown.

I always say that I could live well with my garden, a few chickens and a couple goats. Think about that -- milk, cream, butter, cheese, eggs, meat and veggies. It's quite doable.
 

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Wow, thank you for sharing this with us @Beekissed. It's now feature on our homepage - hopefully it will assist many others to make their own cheese. :celebrate
 
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