Fresh French Goat Cheese Kit (K6)
Chevre is great
The goat cheese kit is the easiest kit to start with (I make the chevre). You only need a a large pot a thermometer and the way I do it draining it with a cheese cloth lined cullender (the cheese cloth is included in the kit). I get goat milk from my local Trader Joe's (unlike most goat milk I find the Trade Joe's goat milk is not ultra pasteurized). I bring the milk up to temperature add the powder and then place the covered pot in the oven (it is an electric oven with no pilot light and I leave the light off). In the oven the temperature will stay pretty close if the temperature drops turn on the light (an incandescent bulb will bring the oven up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit so don't leave the light on to long). After about 16 hours I drain it in the cullender for about 7hrs which gives the chevre a cream cheese consistency. During the draining process the cullender sits nicely in a bowl that I empty it as required (when the whey reaches the bottom of the cullender).
I love this kit!
I just want to say how terrific the recipes for the soft Goat Cheese kit turned out. Both the chevre and the french style soft goat cheese turned out wonderful, and mmm, mmm were delicious! Everyone was impressed, and they all like it. My niece wants a pound of chevre for Christmas. I told her maybe next year. Now I have all this cheese, well four rounds of soft goat cheese, It's good until next Monday, yumm and thank you.