I love eating and I LOVE CHEESE. A couple of years a friend did some cheese making courses and I knew that if I was going to be awesome, I too needed to learn to make mozzarella.
On Saturday headed out to beautiful Muriwai to go to a course with The Gourmet Gannet and a couple of hours later I was heading back to the big city with my first, but hopefully not last, self-made mozzarella balls. I got to wear a cute apron. The class was very straightforward and easy to follow. There is talk of returning for one of the sausage courses.
Some things I learned:
Mozzarella isn’t very hard to make
Focus is necessary, particularly on temperatures
You shouldn’t take your cheese out of the iced water too soon, unless you want to create new shapes
Friends are super impressed when you serve them cheese you made yourself
I was extraordinarily proud of what I’d made. This must be what being a parent feels like.