I have always been fascinated with the idea of making cheese myself. Could it be done? And with five kids helping?!! A while back (during a fleeting momentary burst of self confidence) I ordered the mozzarella & ricotta kit from the New England Cheesemaking Supply Company, and today we thought we would give it a try.
To our complete astonishment, it worked! I don't know why we were so surprised when people have been making cheese with much less precise and technical equipment for thousands of years, but we were. :-)
Naturally, we had to make cheese pizza for lunch and top it with our very own mozzarella! Our cheesy success spurred an internet search for more cheese history and facts and turned up some really neat sites. Yum!