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A New Brisbane Member

Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:57 pm
by Gouldie
Hi Everyone

Greetings from Brisbane's northside. I have only discovered this forum recently and had a little look around - there seems to be heaps of information here offered by friendly people, and I look forward to learning heaps.

Over the last few years, I have dipped my toe into making and bottling sauces, chutneys, relishes and marmalade - enjoyed the process and finished products - and to the delight of some friends provided it to them. Perhaps like some of you, I now have a linen cupboard full of empty wine bottles and bottles and jars patiently awaiting my next blitz.

I am now very interested in making cheese at home - reading what I can and surfing the net for tips and recipies. So far I haven't cooked or made my first batch, but plan on laying my hands on the necessary equipment and ingredients very soon. Wish me luck!!

Regards
Heather
:)

Re: A New Brisbane Member

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:37 am
by minnie
Hi Heather,

Welcome, I know I have a stash of bottles awaiting filling. :lol:

I've tried 'Anna's Cheese' thanks to Glyn, and it was one of the most versatile cheeses ever, at the different stages and how it's stored made a difference to take it from being a Camembert type to a harder cheese... I'm thinking as soon as I get myself into gear it's one I hope to make a lot of that's for sure.

Heidi does a fair bit of Edam which I'm still to complete in the step by step for her... Heidi after this month, promise (on a deadline that is full on at the min).

Good luck Heather, look forward to hearing how it goes.
:D
Vicki

Re: A New Brisbane Member

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:42 am
by Gouldie
Hi Vicki

Thanks for the welcome note. Seems I now have a mission to find Glyn's recipe and give it a burl.

I am still looking at where to buy the equipment and so on - I've found the Cheeselinks website that has the kits, as well as GreenLivingAustralia. Last night after seeing a note on here about the Home Brew place at Engadine in Sydney, I looked on their website and it seems some home brew shops in Brisbane also stock the kits. Being the big kid I am, I would like to see and buy the stuff and bring it home straight away, rather than waiting for 3 or 4 days for the post - I know I'm impatient.

Anyway - thanks again, and I'll be sure to let you know how the first batch goes.

Heather

Re: A New Brisbane Member

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:57 pm
by Heidi
Hi Heather,
Sorry pressed for time, but so glad you found us! Home Brewer stuff is excellent because it comes in smaller quantities (but still the same comparative price gram for gram). Also, you can make a lot of stuff yourself if you are handy, or have someone who likes you enough that is. Molds can be easily made from 10c plastic containers with holes put in them. A cheese press is a little harder, but still entirely doable with some some timber boards and four pieces of dowel. Ah.. wish I had more time, but its a mad house here at dinner time and am getting glared at for being on the computer!
Bye for now and welcome
Heidi

Re: A New Brisbane Member

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:19 am
by dggoatlover
Hi Heather! Welcome from me as well - nice to have another Qld'er on here! :D :D :D

Re: A New Brisbane Member

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:41 pm
by Hayhay
Hi Heather and welcome.

Good luck with the cheesemaking - lots of fun to be had!

Hayley

Re: A New Brisbane Member

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:07 am
by Gouldie
Hello Hayley, Heidi and ddgoatlover

Thanks for the welcome and warm wishes. Sorry for tardy response. This has been a big week which has seen me spend many good Australian dollars getting set up for this cheesemaking business (fun). And what fun I've had sourcing bits and pieces, and reading so many cheesemaking books that I'm now in the cheesemaking zone.

I think (emphasis on the THINK) that I'm ready to roll today with making some camembert - I've got everything laid out - sterilised necessary bits and pieces - have 6L of Maleny milk (unhomogenised - sp?) and other essential stuff ready to go.

I'll report back later to let you know of success rate.

Heather

Re: A New Brisbane Member

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:14 pm
by minnie
Hi Heather,

Sounds great, look forward to hearing.
:D
Vicki