FOOD52 Make Mozzarella Potluck

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What’s a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon? How about making mozzarella in a stranger’s kitchen?
A couple of months ago, I stumbled upon this blog post on FOOD52 (a site I had never heard before but now can’t wait to explore further). Of course, when I saw the open call for mozzarella-making party hosts, I volunteered.
Sadly, I wasn’t chosen to host. Thankfully, AntoniaJames, a long-time FOOD52 member, was chosen. And she was gracious to invite me and several other perfect strangers to join the party.
So I schlepped on over to her lovely home and had a ball stretching mozzarella, eating (cheese and otherwise), chatting with new foodie friends, and snapping nearly 150 photos.

What I found was that making mozzarella wasn’t nearly as difficult as I thought, and I hear making ricotta is even easer. (Tip: I’ve been told that Jennifer’s recipe is the best.) I can’t wait to try it next.
All in all, my first foray into the cheese-making world was a definite success, and left me hungry for more.

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Separating the curds from the whey
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Draining the curds
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Soaking the curds in hot (really hot) water to start kneading and stretching

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Everyone joins in the fun!
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Check out that stretchy mozzarella

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Finished product, with California Olive Ranch olive oil and salt
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This has nothing to do with cheese making. This is the amazing dinner to reward our cheese making success.
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Thanks, AntoniaJames, for the wonderful party!
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  1. Pingback: Cheese of the Week: Burrata! | Learning Curd

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