Cheese is one of my favorite snacks. Aside from being a universal nibble, it combines well with a lot of my favorite foods and drinks such as wine, bread, and salad. Out of curiosity, as I also wanted to learn how to make different types of cheese (and not just eat them), I enrolled in a cheese-making class in New York last summer and learned how to make different kinds of cheese.
It was a fun and memorable experience. When I got back home, some of my friends wanted me to share what I learned, so one Sunday afternoon, I invited my friends Heart, Camille, Margie, Happy, Aya and my cousin Patrice to come over to 25 Mushrooms Kitchen for a cheese making class.
Everyone was so excited to learn how to make Burrata cheese. Burrata is a type of fresh Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream. The outer shell is solid mozzarella, while the inside contains both mozzarella and cream, giving it an unusual, soft texture. The Burrata cheese has become so popular now especially amongst foodies. It is quite hard to find and relatively expensive; thus, making one on your own is a practical idea.
We also made feta, mozzarella, and ricotta cheeses, but the Burrata was the real highlight of the class. Everyone was too eager to learn how to make it, and glad to say that we were all successful in making one.
My friends were all so happy about the experience of making many types of cheese. Not only was it fun to make; they tasted so good, too! What’s more exciting was the thought that from now on, they can actually just make them on their own at the comfort of their homes.
We all had a great time spending the whole afternoon catching up with each other over cheese and cooking. Who would have thought that cheese making can be this fun!
Here are the highlights of our fun cheese making class last Saturday:
Check out our finished products: