I finally found time today to make mozzarella cheese............This has been on my "to do" list for weeks now. What a fun, learning process this was. It really doesn't take more than an hour to make this wonderful cheese and that includes the clean up. Each step of the process goes very quickly and it was difficult to work and photograph at the same time. Next time I'll have someone else take pictures.
Wearing rubber gloves to knead the cheese is a must. It gets incredibly hot! When it's finished, you drop it into a bowl of ice water to stop the process and cool it off. Once cool, it's ready to eat. One gallon of whole milk made one good size ball of cheese, that weighed approximately 3/4 of a lb. I have plenty of extra milk right now so will be making lots of this cheese as you can freeze it and it's just as good when it thaws.
Tomorrow nights dinner - home made Sloppy Joes with fresh grated mozzarella cheese :)
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