I like to make things with my own hands, from scratch, in all 4 food groups.

I have my sourdough starter alive for 4+ years and have made hundreds of loaves of awesome bread from it as well as a ton over regular yeast breads.

All summer long my garden provides copious amounts of fruits and vegetables for the family. I can and pickle.

In the fall I hunt and put venison in the freezer to last us the year.

I built my own chicken coop and I am now getting daily eggs that taste amazing.

So today I added something to the repertoire. Today, for the first time, I made cheese. Mozzarella Cheese.

I am very happy with the results.

I tried to make some last night but the milk wouldn’t set. Even though it said pasteurized, clearly it had been ultra-pasteurized which makes the milk unsuitable for cheese. So first thing this morning, I tried another batch with another brand of milk and success!!

I think it is important to know how to do the things that our culture has forgotten. We should all, to the degree we are able, should know how to provide for ourselves.