Hanukkah Harry brought me a cheese press yesterday! Huzzah! Now it is all complete and I shall be picking up raw milk tomorrow for the start of my Cheese Emporium. I'll start with a Farmhouse Cheddar and next will be a Monterey Jack. Neither have to age for 6 months or longer and I am one impatient Cheese Eater.
Still coming on the gift list:
-Grinder attachment for kitchenaid
-Food strainer attachment for the kitchenaid
-Sausage stuffer for kitchenaid (I hear it is totally crappy but it was a part of the package deal)
-Hand wheat mill that also has stone burrs so I can grind flax seeds and nut butters. (Yes, I can already can and do grind nut butters in my food processor. I've wanted a wheat mill since I started making bread and while I could pick up an electric mill for almost the same price, I would really prefer to get away from electrical kitchen items as much as possible. It isn't as fast, but really, so what? My arm can use the workout.)
-And I caved and bought a 23 quart pressure canner. It was 33% off and I had a $50 gift certificate and so that means it was a whopping $24.00. You can't beat that price. So, I didn't. And now I'm dreaming of soups and stocks I can put up all winter.