Purple Pear Farm
Purple Pear Farm
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Commenced:
01/01/2006
Submitted:
02/02/2011
Last updated:
19/05/2017
Location:
131 Anambah Road, Maitland, NSW, AU
Phone:
0249320443
Website:
www.purplepearfarm.com.au
Climate zone:
Warm Temperate





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3 Cheeses in 3 Hours.

Project: Purple Pear Farm

Posted by Mark Brown over 8 years ago

Skills for living sustainably bought "Cheese Making" and "Keeping a House Cow" to Purple Pear this weekend.

We were ambitious to think we could do a workshop showing how to make three cheeses in three hours but we were quietly confident that it could be done.

We chose a Colby as the hard cheese so we could show the washed curd process as well as the general process for hard cheeses. This cheeder like cheese is a favoutite here at the farm with most lunches consisting of fresh sourdough bread with colby cheese and green tomato pickles.

While the culture was working on the colby we made a panir (the Indian stye cheese that is so easy and versitile). The process was halted to allow the rennet to be added to the cloby and saart the settting of curd and whey. We were not totally successful in the seperation of the panir but we got a result that was pleasing if not perfect.

The third cheese was a whey ricotta from the colby whey and we were well into heating the whey to 92 degrees C when time beat us but the process was explained and the participants went away after a tasting with contentment and confidence to make chees at home.

I will practice the process and streamline it somewhat for the next course and work to deliver the 3 Cheeses in 3 Hours next time.

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