Thursday, January 24, 2013
Raw Milk in DuPage County
Have I told you guys about cheesemaking? Not yet, you say? Well... if you know anything about this blog it is that I tend to get 'into' my hobbies and I tend to share those here. I've been nosing around the edges of artisanal cheesemaking for a while now and have made some soft cheeses in the past.
With the help of my brother-in-law, I'm set up with a cheesemaking kit and I intend to make some mozzarella this weekend. That's the citric acid that came with the kit up there in the photo. Sounds fun, right?
But, what about hard cheeses? In reading the prep materials on the basics of cheesemaking, I've been engulfed with recipes and press ideas and ingredients for hard cheeses.
One of the things that sticks out is that you (apparently) don't want to (if you can help it) use pasteurized or ultra-pasteurized milk. Good news for us, though! Turns out, there's a raw milk place right here in DuPage County. The Golden Guernsey operates out of their home in Glen Ellyn and if you bring cash, they'll sell you gallons of their farm-fresh milk.