I have some exciting news to report.
Yesterday, I made my first batch of homemade mozarella and ricotta cheeses using the goat milk I've been getting from my little visitors. Woohoo! The mozarella is divine. I used this great 30 minute mozarella recipe from the famous Ricki Carroll aka The Cheese Lady that I found HERE. She even has a video tutorial. It's simple to make and requires no fancy cultures, just milk, water, rennet and citric acid. It doesn't get much easier than that. I sliced it thin and draped it over toasted sourdough with tomatoes, fresh basil, and balsamic vinaigrette. Yummo!
I have ordered some cultures and I can hardly wait until they arrive to try some new cheese recipes like cheddar and chevre.
Things have been going great around the homestead this week. My grandson had a birthday this weekend, my family came to visit and everyone enjoyed the fresh goat milk. The weather has been HOT and my garden is growing like it's a race to the end. I harvested my first yellow squash, zucchini, and lots of tomatoes this week for slicing. That's it for now.
What have YOU been working on around your homestead???