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Coeur a la Creme!

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This month, as part of my ever adventurous cheese challenge for New England Cheesemaking, I’m taking part in NEC’s month-long celebration of the Cheese Queen’s wedding with the sweet, the delicious, and the romantic Coeur a la Creme. By the way, do you think the groom gets to be the Cheese King now? Or the Cheese Prince Consort? Will they cut the cheese instead of the cake? Will they drive away in a cheesemobile? Will they honeymoon on the Isle of Brie and be hand-fed crackers by Keebler elves? Do these and many other such questions explain why I have no wedding invitation? Were you invited? No? Ricki? Ricki! We love you! Oh never mind.

But, hark! Lo and although we have no ticket to the cheese castle, we can take part in the fun! It all starts with fromagina, Ricki Carroll’s own unique soft cheese concoction. Fromagina is a cross between fromage blanc and mascarpone. It delivers a rich, creamy cheese that is perfect for sweet and savory spreads as well as dessert recipes. It’s also sinfully simple to make. (Fromagina comes as a direct-set culture and is available from New England Cheesemaking.) It’s a perfect soft cheese to use for Coeur a la Creme in these adorable heart-shaped molds.

We’re headed here:

This cheese is best made with farm-fresh or local milk, either slow-pasteurized (at 145 degrees for 30 minutes) or used raw. If you’re using pasteurized store-bought milk, add 1/2 teaspoon calcium chloride directly to the milk when you put it in the pot. Do NOT use ultra-pasteurized milk.

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How to make Fromagina:

1 gallon whole milk
1 direct-set packet fromagina starter

Heat the milk to 86 degrees (F). Add the starter packet and stir to mix thoroughly. (The culture itself includes rennet, so no additional rennet is required.)

Let the milk set at room temperature, undisturbed, for 12 hours, until it forms a curd.

Ladle into butter muslin and hang to drain for 6-12 hours, or until you achieve your desired consistency. (Less hanging time for a creamier cheese, longer for a more dry cheese.)

That’s it! Refrigerate until ready to serve.

This is possibly the easiest soft cheese in the world, which makes it a great one for beginners.

Now for the fun part–the Coeur a la Creme! Which means we get to play with heart-shaped molds! Heart-shaped anything is not just for Valentine’s Day. It’s for weddings (such as the Cheese Queen’s), engagement parties, birthdays, anniversaries, a romantic dinner, or just for kicks.

Note: Coeur a la Creme traditionally includes the use of raw egg whites, which is a concern for many people today. According to the American Egg Board, egg whites do not readily support bacterial growth (as yolks do). However, to be safe, you can cook the whites with sugar, beating over hot water or on low heat until soft peaks form. (Without sugar, the whites will coagulate too fast. The recommendation is two tablespoons sugar per egg white.) Check the temperature as you beat the whites–they must either slow-pasteurize at 145 degrees for 30 minutes (a bit long for beating, but humidity is not a meringue’s best friend, so the double-boiler method does take some time) or fast-pasteurize at 165 for 30 seconds. If you’re not comfortable with home pasteurization, you may also use either liquid or powdered pasteurized egg white products, or buy pasteurized eggs.

Always remember and never forget that egg safety is of particular importance for young children, pregnant women, and the elderly.

If you want to home pasteurize your whites, here is how I do it, based on the above guidelines.

I make a double boiler (makeshift, using canning rings), and because I’m not very patient, I use a higher temperature to pasteurize quickly at 165. I set my gas cooktop at 8 (which is medium-high). I was making a double Coeur a la Creme batch, so I used four large egg whites with 1/2 cup sugar.

I put the sugar and the whites in the pot and started beating.

It took about 15 minutes to reach 165, by which time it was also approaching stiff peaks.

I took the pot off the stove and continued to beat for another minute or two. Stiff peaks! All done!

After transferring the mixture to a cool bowl, I put it in the fridge for about 20 minutes to chill before continuing with the recipe.

You can use this technique for any recipe you may have that calls for raw beaten egg whites folded into a mixture that will not be further cooked (such as frostings). FYI, for recipes that include a liquid wherein the egg whites can be combined (such as a hollandaise sauce or homemade mayonnaise), you can pasteurize eggs with the liquid in the recipe. I have a tutorial for that here.

The recipe as written (below) makes enough for two 4-inch wide heart-shaped molds. (I doubled the recipe to fill four molds.)

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How to make Coeur a la Creme:

1 cup (8 ounces) fromagina
1 tablespoon granulated sugar*
1 tablespoon heavy cream
2 egg whites, beaten until stiff

*If you cook your egg whites with sugar as outlined in the note above, you will be adding 4 tablespoons of sugar to the whites in the beating process instead of 1 tablespoon as per the recipe. (It’s okay. I did it this way. Tasted delicious and not too sweet at all.) If using liquid or powdered pasteurized egg white products or pasteurized eggs, simply follow the recipe as directed.

Combine the cheese, sugar (if not beating sugar with the whites), and cream. Fold in the egg whites.


Spoon into individual, lined heart-shaped molds, placed in a pan or on a baking sheet. The instructions call for butter muslin. I used disposable cheesecloth.

Because that’s just how I roll.

Disposable cheesecloth is actually reusable, by the way. It’s pretty sturdy, and it’s cheaper than regular cheesecloth. (And not as prone to picking up lint, in my opinion, which is important. To me. I have cats.)

Chill in the refrigerator for 6-10 hours before serving.

To unmold, invert each mold on a serving dish.

Lift away the mold.

Gently remove the lining.

If you need to, you can smooth the heart lightly with a butter knife to make it look a little bit more perfect.

Serve chilled! (Or frozen. I’ve also tried this frozen–it freezes well and is a very rich, delicious dessert treat in hot weather.) Add fresh berries or other fruit. Drizzle chocolate sauce or a fruit syrup. Sprinkle grated chocolate or nuts. Anything you want. It’s very similar to an individual cheesecake. Only richer.

It makes a very pretty presentation, and it’s scrumptious. You can also make a Coeur a la Creme savory by adding coarse ground black pepper or garlic to the mixture and topping with a pepper relish, some chutney, or finely chopped vegetables–and serve it with crackers.

Coeur a la Creme with blueberry sauce.

Oh, my. Bye-bye!

Get the handy printable at Farm Bell Recipes here: Coeur a la Creme

See how to make a homemade cheese press here. The spring-loaded press I use now can be found here.

See how I made my cheese cave here.

See all my posts in Cheesemaking here.

I get my supplies here.

This is my cow.

To help you get started making cheese, New England Cheesemaking is providing a package including (value of each item in parentheses): Four Coeur a la Creme molds (M184 — $5.50 each), butter muslin (U2N — $5.95), fromagina culture (C31 — $5.95), calcium chloride (C14 — $4.95), 13-inch stainless steel flat ladle (E15 — $12.95). The total value of the package is $51.80. Note: This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. (P.S. Or at least a U.S. shipping address. You can have a friend or relative send it on to you if they have a U.S. shipping address.)

For a chance to win: Leave a comment on this post and let me know you want it. ONE winner will be drawn by random comment number to receive the package. Eligible entry cut-off is midnight Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow night (August 16). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time on Wednesday (August 17). Return to this post to claim your prize!

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ALSO! To celebrate the Cheese Queen’s wedding, New England Cheesemaking is ALSO having a separate giveaway that you can enter on their blog. The prize is a $120 gift certificate and a signed copy of Ricki Carroll’s Home Cheese Making. Go here to enter the book giveaway. Enter HERE (right here) for the cheese kit giveaway. Good luck, happy cheesemaking, and best wishes to the Cheese Queen!

UPDATE 08/17/11: The winning comment number, drawn by random.org, is comment #21, doxie. Email me at CITRgiveaways@yahoo.com with your full name and address for shipping!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED TO ENTRY.

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  1. 8-15
    2:08
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    I want it, oh boy howdy do I want it!! :heart:

  2. 8-15
    2:30
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    I would love this! What a great giveaway!

  3. 8-15
    5:05
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    Oh yum! Its 4 am..sitting here with my coffee but give me a spoon!
    :happyflower:

  4. 8-15
    5:56
    am

    Yum! I’d love a chance to win this, thank you.

  5. 8-15
    6:06
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    Please enter me in the drawing.

  6. 8-15
    6:19
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    I vote that he gets the title of Cheese Knave, in the tricksy, humble, male journeyman type way LOL
    Please enter me?

  7. 8-15
    6:36
    am

    I would love to start making cheese this fall. So, please put my name in for this wonderful prize! Thanks!

  8. 8-15
    6:37
    am

    Please put me in the drawing!! Thank you!

  9. 8-15
    6:55
    am

    I would love to win this prize I have made simple cheeses in the past and would love to get into some harder cheeses to make.

  10. 8-15
    6:59
    am

    This looks so easy. I really want to win this one. Will we be making this one at the retreat??????

  11. 8-15
    7:12
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    This looks good! I want to be entered in give away.

  12. 8-15
    7:12
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    Yummy! Please enter me too.

  13. 8-15
    7:26
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    I would love to win this cheese kit. I already make several kinds of cheeses and would love to add this to the list. It looks delicious. :cowsleep: :sheep:

  14. 8-15
    7:33
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    I love fromagina – it’s one of my favorite cheeses and so so easy! Please count me in!

  15. 8-15
    7:49
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    Wow, that looks delicious! Count me in please! After canning almost daily for 2 weeks, it’s time for a break… maybe some cheesemaking! :D

  16. 8-15
    7:50
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    Would love a chance to win…thanks. Looks delicous too!

  17. 8-15
    7:57
    am

    yummmmmm-would love to win!

  18. 8-15
    7:59
    am

    :wave: Pick me!! I’d love to win this great prize and start making this scrumpous cheese…good luck to everyone!!!

  19. 8-15
    8:01
    am

    Looks great– especially with the blueberries. Here’s my entry for the drawing! Cheers–

  20. 8-15
    8:13
    am

    Please enter me in the drawing. I’d love to learn to make my own cheese!

  21. 8-15
    8:14
    am

    I’d love to win these, those heart shape molds are so cute! :)

  22. 8-15
    8:18
    am

    Suzanne, I can’t get the book giveaway link to work. It says page not found. Also, the second link to the cheese-making giveaway isn’t there- nothing to click on on your post. Feel free to delete this comment as I have already entered a comment for the giveaway.

  23. 8-15
    8:25
    am

    Please enter my name in the drawing! Thank you!

  24. 8-15
    8:28
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    Thank you, langela!!!!!!!! I fixed the link to the book giveaway. There is no link to the cheesemaking giveaway–that’s HERE, in the comments on this post. (Am I misunderstanding what you mean?)

  25. 8-15
    8:28
    am

    Love the New England Cheesemaking giveaways – please enter me? Thanks for the delicious recipe! :)

  26. 8-15
    8:28
    am

    This would be a great dessert for Valentines Day. I want in on the give away.

  27. 8-15
    8:29
    am

    Oh, yeah? Richer than cheesecake?? Need me some of THAT! Uh-huh!!

  28. 8-15
    8:39
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    I would like to enter! Thanks!

  29. 8-15
    8:39
    am

    I would love to win this!

  30. 8-15
    8:41
    am

    Would so love to win prize…have done some homemade cheese making and would love to try this.

  31. 8-15
    8:48
    am

    I want it!!!

  32. 8-15
    8:54
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    I’d love to win your giveaway (and maybe to be invited over to your house for dessert?)! I recently made a small order from New England Cheesemaking to try my hand at cottage cheese…now I have to actually do it !

  33. 8-15
    9:02
    am

    Adding this recipe to my collection … 3rd time entering your contest has got to be “the charm” … keeping my fingers crossed! :) :cowsleep:

  34. 8-15
    9:09
    am

    This recipe looks wonderful. Please enter me in the give away.
    Thanks

  35. 8-15
    9:15
    am

    whoa, does that look delicious. I WANT IT!!!!!

  36. 8-15
    9:15
    am

    This looks so good.

    Yes, please include me in the drawing.

  37. 8-15
    9:21
    am

    This looks delicious. Please enter my name. Thanks

  38. 8-15
    9:25
    am

    Please, Please enter me, I would love to win then I can start making cheese as a challenge this fall.

  39. 8-15
    9:27
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    want, want, want!! :turtle:

  40. 8-15
    9:35
    am

    I want it I want it I want it!!!!!!

  41. 8-15
    9:40
    am

    Please enter my in the drawing. Your cheese looks beautiful and yummy.

  42. 8-15
    9:45
    am

    looks delicious! please enter me in the drawing!

  43. 8-15
    9:46
    am

    I want it!!!! :snoopy: PLEASE enter me in this give away!!! That looks absolutely scrumptious.

  44. 8-15
    9:53
    am

    I want to win! Thanks NEC for having a give=away!

  45. 8-15
    9:55
    am

    YUM!! enter me please :)

  46. 8-15
    10:15
    am

    Please enter me too! (Love these for Valentine’s Day w/Strawberry topping.)

  47. 8-15
    10:17
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    That looks waaay to good, to be that easy. Love to try making it. Please enter me.

  48. 8-15
    10:22
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    Oh yes!
    Sounds wondeerful! And please enter me in the drawing, too.

  49. 8-15
    10:28
    am

    Love this…gonna have to make it over the weekend…enter me please

  50. 8-15
    10:41
    am

    Cut the cheese? Seriously? lol How about chocolate sauce AND berries… yum! I would LOVE to win!

  51. 8-15
    10:47
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    Would love to win. This is on my list of cheese that I would like to make but I have been waiting as I don’t have the molds….yet LOL

  52. 8-15
    10:48
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    Add me please!!

  53. 8-15
    10:50
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    I would love this cheese making kit. I am a cheeseaholic.

  54. 8-15
    10:53
    am

    I would love to make cheese!!

  55. 8-15
    10:56
    am

    OOO please please enter me!

  56. 8-15
    11:10
    am

    Ooooh, that looks really good!
    Please enter me, too!

    Elizabeth

  57. 8-15
    11:11
    am

    Thanks Suzanne for showing us that things are much easier to do than we think! Would love to win this one!

  58. 8-15
    11:39
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    I would love to win this!!

  59. 8-15
    11:55
    am

    That looks so delicious and so easy. I would love to win!

  60. 8-15
    11:57
    am

    I would love to be in the drawing – please enter my name in.
    Your cheese-making posts always make me jealous!

  61. 8-15
    12:03
    pm

    I would love this. Sounds delicious!

  62. 8-15
    12:16
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    I would like to be entered to win this please.

  63. 8-15
    12:16
    pm

    Count me in! I would LOVE it :hug:

  64. 8-15
    12:18
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    Great post! I am thinking of making this with some melted dark chocolate in it. Wonder if that would work?
    Enter me in the drawing!

  65. 8-15
    12:20
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    Oh Oh! Pick me! I’d love to win the cheese kit! :) :cowsleep:

  66. 8-15
    12:29
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    Please enter me too!
    This looks absolutely decadent!

  67. 8-15
    12:33
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    Yummy, and so pretty! I’d love to be entered.
    Marin
    http://www.salayviewfarm.com

  68. 8-15
    12:37
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    Would really love to win so I can try to make that yummy looking cheese.

  69. 8-15
    12:41
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    Ooo! That looks delicious! I’d love to win. Thanks.

  70. 8-15
    12:42
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    Yum! Please enter me! :hungry:

  71. 8-15
    12:43
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    Please enter me- the recipes look wonderful!

  72. 8-15
    12:45
    pm

    Looks awesome. Please enter me in the drawing.

  73. 8-15
    12:47
    pm

    Ooooh, please enter me in the giveaway! I would love to win this and make some great home made cheese!

  74. 8-15
    12:48
    pm

    That looks really tasty… please enter me in the giveaway drawing

  75. 8-15
    12:54
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    I’d love to win that kit! I see heart shaped cheese everywhere – after this post of yours I’m sure I can do this! Drizzled with melted homemade carmel and chocolate, crumbled pecans…somebody stop me please!
    Cheri

  76. 8-15
    12:59
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    I would love to win this, Please enter me into the drawing!

  77. 8-15
    1:01
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    Too Yummy!!! Enter us please? :clover:

  78. 8-15
    1:03
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    Congrats! This looks delicious. Here’s hoping for a giveaway win :)

  79. 8-15
    1:03
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    You are an inspiration for us budding cheesemakers. We’re eager to make more cheese. Thank you!

  80. 8-15
    1:06
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    please enter me in the drawing

  81. 8-15
    1:10
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    Please enter me in the drawing

  82. 8-15
    1:13
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    I would love to have a cheese making kit. But this is one cheese I have to make. Richer than cheesecake? Yum!!

  83. 8-15
    1:20
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    Interesting! Cheese with egg whites! Please enter me in the drawing! Thanks! :cowsleep: :clover:

  84. 8-15
    1:22
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    I would love to win this!!

  85. 8-15
    1:26
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    This looks SO good! Pick me please!

  86. 8-15
    1:28
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    Exciting stuff, could use this when I get married next month! Congrats to Ricki and Jamie and please enter me into the contest!

  87. 8-15
    1:31
    pm

    We just returned from a trip to France where we ate cheese non-stop! It was my kind of heaven! I made my first Fromage Blanc and we are gobbling it up. I intend to try this lovely desert and I thank you for sharing it!

  88. 8-15
    1:33
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    :heart: Oh! I would love to win this. I have been wanting to begin cheese making, but not only is it hard to find raw milk (actually illegal to sell raw cows milk in Arkansas), I have not been able to acquire any other required materials! This kit would send me on my way to making wonderful, homemade cheese. I do hope I win, but congratulations in advance to the winner. :heart:

  89. 8-15
    1:40
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    Oh how this kit could make a bunch of people happy around here! Clover the cow would rest better knowing that we had found yet another wonderful way to use all the milk she makes, Diane would be thrilled to have a new creation to make, Larry would dance around the barn from eating such a yummy thing, and I would be happy taking some cheese home instead of more and more milk every time I visit! O :woof:

  90. 8-15
    1:40
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    Oh Suzanne – I have to get those molds!!! I was just on the Cheesemaking website and read about Ricki – I’ve just made some triple berry jam and am thinking that this would be excellent on this – Need to get the stuff to make this – please enter me in the contest but I’ll make it anyway. Marilyn

  91. 8-15
    1:41
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    What a beautiful cheese! Would love to win the drawing,
    Best, loretta

  92. 8-15
    1:44
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    I would love to win! Thanks for this cool recipe.

  93. 8-15
    1:48
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    Please enter me! We bought Ricki’s 30 minute mozzarella kit and out of 5 attempts I’ve only managed two actual mozzarellas…I’m still game to keep trying more cheese making though! Thank you :)

  94. 8-15
    1:51
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    This looks great! I’d love to try to make this cheese.

  95. 8-15
    1:54
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    Pretty! I’d love to win!! :sheep:

  96. 8-15
    1:57
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    I am in great need of cheesemaking supplies and just haven’t been able to purchase them…lots of milk but no supplies. This would be wonderful!

  97. 8-15
    1:59
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    BEAUTIFUL!!! I want to make this (hence I would LOVE to win the give-a-way ;) !!!! I have a bunch of frozen egg whites from making whey ice cream (will post a blog about it very soon at http://upupandawhey.blogspot.com/) and need something to do with them! This would be perfect. My husband and daughter LOVE strawberries, and I am quite partial to them myself. Maybe we’ll go to the Carlsbad strawberry fields and pick some so that I can make a wonderful strawberry sauce for it, oh yum! Shouldn’t have read this before eating breakfast, now this is all I want!

  98. 8-15
    2:06
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    Cheese me please!

  99. 8-15
    2:09
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    YUM!! This cheese looks delicious! I would like to be entered in the drawing please!
    Allison

  100. 8-15
    2:21
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    That looks super delicious, please enter me as well.

  101. 8-15
    2:22
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    I can’t wait to make this, but would sure love to win those pretty heart shape molds to make it extra special!!

  102. 8-15
    2:24
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    Please enter me in the drawing. I would love to have this giveaway. Thanks.

  103. 8-15
    2:27
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    Sounds delightful and I could use up milk and blackberries….please enter me in the drawing.

  104. 8-15
    2:28
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    oh, pick me!! I would LOVE to make heart shaped cheese!!!

  105. 8-15
    2:30
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    What a wonderful idea for a treat…I have been waiting to afford some supplies and so I am thankful for the giveaway opportunity!

    Thanx Suzanne!…many blessings for you and your family…

  106. 8-15
    2:32
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    Pick me! Pick me! :sheepjump:

  107. 8-15
    2:38
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    This looks wonderful. I would live to make it. Please enter me in the drawing!

  108. 8-15
    2:40
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    I would love to try this. Please enter me!

  109. 8-15
    2:40
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    Looks awesome, thanks for the giveaway!

  110. 8-15
    2:41
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    I do, I do! (want the cheesemaking kit, that is ;) )

  111. 8-15
    2:43
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    Hi, what a great blog!
    Please enter me in your drawing, would love to have this package.
    and even if i am not a lucky winner, i’m so glad i found your blog!)

    cheers

    thank you!

  112. 8-15
    3:15
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    Looks delicious. I so want to win this prize. Count me in please.

  113. 8-15
    3:15
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    This is exciting! I’d love the chance to branch out and make some more cheese! Thanks!

  114. 8-15
    3:15
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    That looks great. I am hoping to win so I make that! Glad to have found your blog though looks like I’ll have hours of enjoyable reading!
    Thanks
    Stephanie

  115. 8-15
    3:25
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    Cheese me please! That blueberry sauce looks divine.

  116. 8-15
    3:28
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    Please enter me in drawing, looks great. I just started making my own yoghurt and cheese

  117. 8-15
    3:35
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    I love your cheeses…someday I will move cheesemaking up the priority list right now I am just going to drool…unless of course I win. Then I will clear my schedule and create!!

  118. 8-15
    3:38
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    Thank you for the WONDERFUL giveaway! :snoopy: Yes please…enter me in the drawing! :moo:

  119. 8-15
    3:39
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    Great Recipe, it is mine and my wife’s anniversary this month, I should really think about making this recipe.

  120. 8-15
    3:44
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    Yes, please! Enter me in the drawing! I would love to be able to make this beautiful cheese for valentine’s presents, weddings, etc. Thanks for the inspiration!

  121. 8-15
    3:53
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    Oooo la la!
    Would love to be entered in the cheesemaking kit giveaway!

    Thank you for the lovely blog!

    Cheers!
    http://www.littleflowerfarmcsa.blogspot.com

  122. 8-15
    4:01
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    Would love to learn how to make this cheese, the black berries are just getting ripe here and would be a wonderful topper to this cheese. Please enter me into your contest. Thanks for this wonderful imformation!

  123. 8-15
    4:13
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    Yes, please! Enter me in the drawing!
    Love you blogs
    I like mascopone , too
    Richscheese@msn.com

  124. 8-15
    4:13
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    I just discovered your website and I am super excited about it! This cheese looks delicious! I would love to win it so I could try my hand at cheesemaking! Thanks for the opportunity and all the amazing info :)

  125. 8-15
    4:15
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    I just found a place to get raw milk, so I am ready to get busy making cheese. Please enter me.

  126. 8-15
    4:21
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    May you have a wonderful wedding day and a happily ever after life together. Congrats!
    Thanks for your 60+60 contest to share your three biggie celebrations with us.

  127. 8-15
    4:34
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    Can’t wait to try to make it myself……..please enter me!

  128. 8-15
    4:53
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    This sounds like a wonderful giveaway, I would love to win this. I am sort of new to your site but am loving it and the comments.

  129. 8-15
    5:08
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    looks great! please enter me! :hungry:

  130. 8-15
    5:10
    pm

    This cheese looks YUMMMM-MMY! I love, love, love blueberries! I would love to win this prize.

  131. 8-15
    5:28
    pm

    Please enter me. That cheese look delicious.

  132. 8-15
    5:46
    pm

    Wow, it worked this time!

    I’d love to have the cheese kit.

    Thanks for the chance!

    Judi

  133. 8-15
    5:46
    pm

    Oh – I would love to make this cheese!!!!! I would love to win the drawing!!!

  134. 8-15
    6:00
    pm

    Please enter my name into the drawing. – thank you!!!

    Lana

  135. 8-15
    6:03
    pm

    Yes, please! Enter me! I feel today is my lucky day!! (love the post btw, the pic of the creme and blueberry sauce looks deeee-vine!!!)

  136. 8-15
    6:04
    pm

    Would be SO excited to win this. Please consider this my entry!

  137. 8-15
    6:10
    pm

    Please enter me! Since I have a challenge with cheese setting up correctly, this will be right up my alley ;)
    :snoopy: doing the happy dance for cheese!

  138. 8-15
    6:42
    pm

    Please enter me in the drawing. My husband and I have made
    mozzarella cheese and would like to try some others. Happy wedding
    to Ricki and James.

  139. 8-15
    6:42
    pm

    Me, too. Looks fantastic!

  140. 8-15
    6:43
    pm

    Another great cheese! This one looks simple enough for me to make!

    Please enter me in your give away!

  141. 8-15
    7:12
    pm

    The give-away is the perfect way for some luck reader to begin to make your cheese creations at home! Thanks for offering it.

  142. 8-15
    7:24
    pm

    I want it! :sheep:

  143. 8-15
    7:56
    pm

    wow – looks fabulous and we’re still in blueberry season in northern Minnesota! i bet goats’ milk makes a wonderful coer as well. enter us, please! thanks.

  144. 8-15
    8:01
    pm

    I would love to be able to make adorable little heart cheeses! Please! Thanks :)

  145. 8-15
    8:03
    pm

    I’ve just recently experimented with making cheese, the latest being farmhouse cheddar. After aging for two months I cut a wedge and I’m happy to say it actually tastes like cheddar! I’m thrilled beyond words! I would love to win the give-away. Thank you for your informative, interesting and humorous posts.

  146. 8-15
    8:37
    pm

    Please enter me. I would love to win this!

  147. 8-15
    8:57
    pm

    enter me please!!

  148. 8-15
    9:18
    pm

    Please enter me for this drawing. I have just started making cheese and this cheese looks mouthwateringly yummy.

  149. 8-15
    9:20
    pm

    :purpleflower: Pick me, Pick me. LOL I would love to be entered to win this set. Wow you have made a horribly delicious looking treat there. Too bad we don’t have taste a vision on the computeres.

  150. 8-15
    9:32
    pm

    This looks mighty fine for dessert, snacking or just plain eating!!! And oh so so easy. Going to have to try it soon… oh but I would need to win the starter kit :) Blueberry topping already fork in hand :)

  151. 8-15
    9:51
    pm

    I would love to try this latest cheese variety. I can use eggs from one of my “girls”! :chicken:

  152. 8-15
    9:55
    pm

    Sign me up! I can use all of the cheese making help I can get

  153. 8-15
    10:02
    pm

    This sounds delicious! Please enter me in the drawing!

  154. 8-15
    10:05
    pm

    please enter me in your contest I would love to win

  155. 8-15
    10:40
    pm

    Please enter me in the contest, thanks. T

  156. 8-15
    10:46
    pm

    This cheese looks super, super easy and super good. I see it in my future. Or rather my husband’s, he is a bigger cheese lover than me even. He’d go savory, though.
    Congratulations to Ricki and her intended.

  157. 8-15
    10:55
    pm

    I’ve got to try this one. Enter me please!

  158. 8-15
    11:12
    pm

    Can’t wait to try making this it sounds great! Please enter me to win.

  159. 8-15
    11:54
    pm

    I just would love to win one of those and I really wants some of that it looks so delicious.YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Suzzane

  160. 8-15
    11:55
    pm

    Sorry I spelled your name wrong just in a hurry to beat the dead line.LOL

  161. 8-15
    11:57
    pm

    I would love to win one! That would be so much fun to make! Looks yummy for the tummy!

  162. 8-16
    12:04
    am

    Oooh, this looks delicious! Please enter me in this contest! :snoopy:

  163. 8-16
    12:16
    am

    Please add me to the drawing … 163 looks a good number to pick ;-) :woof:

  164. 8-16
    12:24
    am

    Congratulations to the Royal Cheese Couple !!
    May you have many cheesey years together, filled with the richness of Suzanne’s creme de coeur.

    Please enter me in the giveaways.
    Thanks, Joan

  165. 8-16
    12:41
    am

    OH, this looks yummy!
    I’d like to win the prize package!

  166. 8-16
    12:57
    am

    That looks fantastic! I think I’ll have to try it even if I don’t win the giveaway, but it would make it easier! I’m glad to have found your blog and look forward to reading more!

  167. 8-16
    1:01
    am

    great giveaway, I love it. Please enter me in the drawing. thanks!

  168. 8-16
    1:07
    am

    That sounds awesome. I know my friends would love it. I’d love to win.

  169. 8-16
    1:47
    am

    I love to make cheese from my fresh goat milk, I don’t think I have ever made this kind before, my 11 children and 16 grandchildren love to help mom and grandma, make herbal salves, soap, garden and I am teaching each new child that wants to learn how to knit, my latest craze is knitting socks. Been married 36 years and milking dairy goats over 30 years, my favorite breed is Nubians, love them ears. Kind of short on money lately so would love to win this so I can make this yummy cheese and shape it like hearts. :)

  170. 8-16
    5:18
    am

    Oh, that looks so good! Please enter me!

  171. 8-16
    7:25
    am

    Please enter me in the drawing! I would so love to learn to make better cheese….

  172. 8-16
    7:39
    am

    Would love to be entered. Enjoying making goat cheese, just had an open house for the neighbors to come and sample. Wanted them to meet the goat in her pen before they met her in their gardens one morning! :lol:

  173. 8-16
    7:46
    am

    Oh, the starters I could get! Enter me.

  174. 8-16
    8:24
    am

    Please enter me in the contest. I would love to win this. Thank you.

  175. 8-16
    8:29
    am

    Aaaaaahhhhhhh………cheese…..mmmm. Thanks again, Suzanne, for a great site. Would love to win! Starting to make cheese….thanks to you!! :wave:

  176. 8-16
    8:37
    am

    I can’t wait to try making this recipe. Please enter me in the contest. Thanks!

  177. 8-16
    10:25
    am

    Love the detailed instructions and great photos. Please enter me in the contest! Thank you!

  178. 8-16
    10:31
    am

    Please enter me in the giveaway! Would love to make this…it looks SOSOSOSOSOS good!!! :)

  179. 8-16
    10:46
    am

    I want to play too!!!Enter me in the contest!!!

  180. 8-16
    10:49
    am

    Please enter me in the drawing – Bob Dye

  181. 8-16
    11:38
    am

    Well, we have our first chickens-still living in our bathroom while we build their coop! And I have been wanting to begin making my own cheese! What a perfect way to start…please enter me in the giveaway. thanks!

  182. 8-16
    11:53
    am

    Oh, oh, is it too late to enter the drawing? I definitely would like to make this for my sons whose birthdays both fall in September. Choose me!

  183. 8-16
    1:19
    pm

    Oh, I’ve been milking my goat for about 4 months now, and I’ve been wanting to get started making cheese… I’ve tried a few things with various success, but this looks amazing! I would LOVE to win this kit!

  184. 8-16
    1:40
    pm

    This looks amazing!!! I would love love to make this! :happypuppy:

  185. 8-16
    1:54
    pm

    Try, try again! Please enter my name, also:)

  186. 8-16
    2:09
    pm

    Wow, that looks delicious. Please enter me.

  187. 8-16
    2:10
    pm

    Looks good! Please enter me in!!!

  188. 8-16
    2:23
    pm

    I’ve always wanted to try cheesemaking. This starter kit would be perfect.

  189. 8-16
    2:26
    pm

    Please enter me in the drawing

  190. 8-16
    3:13
    pm

    Thank you for posting this! Those heart molds are so cute. I can’t wait to try your recipe!

  191. 8-16
    3:17
    pm

    :snoopy: Yummmmmmmmm :heart: I want it! And, yes, blackberries would be just the right accompaniment.

  192. 8-16
    3:20
    pm

    Hi Suzanne!
    I recently found “Chickens In The Road” through the “Moosletter” from the Cheese Queen and have been tracking your blogs ever since. I especially loved going back over some of the goat stories featuring the lovely Sprite…I love your writing style and always can count on a smile and giggle during my busy work day when I hop over to your website. I’ve just been making cheese for a few months and am hooked of course, so your contest would be a boon to win. Thanks for the opportunity and I’ve already wished Jamie and Ricki congratulations on their upcoming nuptials this weekend on their website!!

  193. 8-16
    3:41
    pm

    :snuggle: Please enter me, looks absolutely wonderful….. ; )
    cheeselicious.

  194. 8-16
    4:09
    pm

    I completely would LOVE to try making cheese! So yummy! Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway! :clover:

  195. 8-16
    4:20
    pm

    I would love to try making my own cheese. Please enter me in the drawing!

  196. 8-16
    4:36
    pm

    Oh my, what I could do with this prize!!!!!!!Alaina :moo: :eating:

  197. 8-16
    4:42
    pm

    Please put me in for the drawing, thank you! Yum!

  198. 8-16
    4:51
    pm

    Awesome! Enter please!

  199. 8-16
    4:54
    pm

    :dancingmonster:
    Oh yes please–my husband and I would love to retire to a small goat farm and use the goat milk to make cheese.
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

  200. 8-16
    4:58
    pm

    I’d like to be entered, please! :cowsleep:

  201. 8-16
    5:20
    pm

    I love cheese, I love New England Cheesemaking kits and love Chickens in the Road – Pick Me :snoopy:

  202. 8-16
    5:49
    pm

    I would like to be entered.
    This would go great with my ripe blackberriess.

  203. 8-16
    6:51
    pm

    Me, me, me. Oh please, pick me. :dancingmonster:

  204. 8-16
    6:51
    pm

    I would like to be entered please.

  205. 8-16
    7:07
    pm

    I love your book and I wanna win your contest for supply funding.

  206. 8-16
    7:20
    pm

    Mmmmm Cheese! We are trying to eat more healthy in my house and experiment with new foods – so this would be great! I want it!
    :sheep:

  207. 8-16
    8:22
    pm

    I’d love to have a chance to win :snoopy:

  208. 8-16
    8:49
    pm

    I would love to have the kit to start making my own cheese! We are doing our best to establish an urban homestead. This would be a great addition. Great giveaway!

  209. 8-16
    9:57
    pm

    I would love to win this. Ive tried my hand at paneer and had pretty good results, looking forward to tying something new.

  210. 8-16
    11:17
    pm

    Oh these are beautiful! I want it! Thanks for the fun and the delicious information.

  211. 8-16
    11:33
    pm

    Glad I found your site, I’d love to win the cheese making equipment!

  212. 8-16
    11:39
    pm

    I would love to win this cheesemaking kit. Thanks for the giveaway.

  213. 8-16
    11:40
    pm

    I would love to become a cheesemaker!

  214. 8-16
    11:59
    pm

    Wow, I would love to win that kit. :shimmy:

  215. 8-17
    12:44
    am

    Please enter me!

  216. 8-17
    3:59
    am

    I would love to win this! Great giveaway

  217. 8-17
    6:51
    am

    Something I have always wanted to try! Please enter me, thogh since I never win anything everyone else can relax. :lol:

  218. 8-17
    7:24
    am

    UPDATE 08/17/11: The winning comment number, drawn by random.org, is comment #21, doxie.

    THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED TO ENTRY.

  219. 8-23
    7:25
    am

    Wow, I’m so excited!!! Thanks so much, I sent you my info a few days ago just didn’t take time to come back here for a thank you. :)

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