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The fun and science behind home cheesemaking

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Episode 3: Debbie's internship with cheesemakers in Italy

Monday, February 14
Debbie Driscoll had an amazing cheesemaking experience volunteering at two cheese factories in Italy, and we review her trip during this podcast.

She visited Podere Paugnano near the Tuscan city of Radicondoli. In this video Giovanna, co-owner of the cheese plant, shows the different styles of sheep cheese that they produce.

By networking while volunteering at her first cheesemaker, she managed to secure a second volunteering position at Caseificio Piandelmedico near the city of Jesi on the west coast of Italy. Here you see their cheesemakers working with and stretching Mozzarella.

Debbie researched cheesemakers who accepted volunteers through these two sites: World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms and Help Exchange.

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Episode 2: A Practical Introduction to Cheesemaking at Oregon State University

Friday, November 06
Debbie Driscoll joins the podcast and we go over the notes from the three day class David took at Oregon State University called "A Practical Introduction to Cheesemaking."

(Note: There was some problem with the link to the podcast that caused feedburner and iTunes to choke, hopefully this is fixed now)
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Episode 1: Making Muenster

Sunday, October 18
In our first podcast we prove we are real cheesemakers and make a cheese during the podcast. Jeff Cowan joins and helps me make a Muenster styled cheese. We also cover the basics of what it takes to make cheese, and what equipment you need if you are starting out at home.

Credit goes to DeejayDebi on the forum for posting the recipe we used for this podcast. I used her recipe because it looked simple and from her post it looked like a recipe that she has used more than once. Find her post with the recipe here.

Links mentioned on the show:
  • The site lists sources of raw milk all over the USA, and other countires. I used them to track down the raw milk I used to make the cheese in this podcast (which came from Old School Farm, in Redland, OR.)
  • I use to order my cheesemaking supplies.
  • Here is the wikipedia entry on b. linens, which we talk about in the show.
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