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Homemade Cheddar Cheese


By jstookey - Posted on 09 November 2009

This weekend, we ate the wheel of cheddar cheese that we made in April. It has been aging in the basement for 6 months or so. The wax had a small crack in it, and some mold appeared on the surface, but it was easily shaved off. I expected the cheese to taste either bad, or mediocre at best. However, much to our surprise, it was absolutely fantastic! It may have been the best cheddar I've ever tasted. It was very sharp. We made it from unpasteurized milk, which they say is the best way to make cheese. I have larger wheel of cheese aging in the basement right now that was made from ordinary milk from Stewart's. I'm curious to see how these cheeses will compare.