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The Year of Cheese

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In the past year, I’ve made huge strides in my cheesemaking thanks to my cheese challenge with New England Cheesemaking. It all began with a profile about me on the blog at New England Cheesemaking. (Check that article out if you haven’t read it!) Before my cow could say moo, I was opening my “cheese lab” to make a different cheese every month, writing about it here on my blog and on the New England Cheesemaking blog. What an experience! I want to thank Ricki, the Cheese Queen, for letting me do it, and Jim Wallace, the NEC cheese expert, for answering so many dumb questions from me, and especially Jeri Case, the “NEC Newsletter Queen” for putting up with me (and also for the day she bought all those gallons of store-bought milk to help me test one of my crazy cheese ideas).

I’m not finished making cheese, but in the coming months, I’ve got a number of other projects pressing on me, so I won’t be writing about cheese as much. But! I have one more fantastic and generous giveaway for you from the people at New England Cheesemaking. If you missed any of my “Year of Cheese” posts, please check them out!

Monterey Jack: Get to know Jack!

Making Munster: STINKY CHEESE!!!! And a very different and interesting cheesemaking process.

Gouda: A “washed curd” cheese that has become one of my favorites.

Making Romano: The cheese of emperors. You have to wait a long time for this one, but it’s worth it.

Fresh Cheese, Please: Queso fresco! A “hard” cheese that isn’t aged. It’s a chance to try out your cheese press–and eat the cheese right away.

Stirred-Curd Cheddar: A short-cut cheddar that makes a perfect alternative for the new cheesemaker wanting to try their hand at cheddar with a little less fuss.

Make It Quick with Caerphilly: A cute little cheese that is aged in less than 3 weeks.

A Cheese of My Own: What am I doing? I have no idea. I’m in the mozzarella lab!

30-Minute Burrata: A tasty continuation of my “mozzarella lab” experimentation.

Coeur a la Creme: A celebration of the Cheese Queen’s wedding with a delicious treat.

The Biggest Cheese Challenge of All: My experience teaching other people how to make cheese!

The Joy of Lactic Cheese: Lactic cheese is one of the easiest, and most versatile, of the soft cheeses. It delivers an incredible yield on just one gallon of milk. (Check out the lactic cheese recipes in that post.)

Please join me in thanking the fabulous people at New England Cheesemaking for making this year of cheese possible!

Special thanks to Beulah Petunia for her participation in this year-long project.

And thanks to Glory Bee for her milk sacrifices!

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 the Complete Home Cheesemaking Set (G1), starting with Ricki’s Home Cheese Making book (B1) plus the Basic Cheese Making Kit (K1) and the 30 Minute Mozzarella Kit (K2), which include: Basket Mold (M222), Vegetable Rennet Tablets (R4), Mesophilic DS Starter (C101), Thermophilic DS Starter (C201), Mini Budget Thermometer (E6), 1/2 ounce Calcium Chloride (C14), 1 yard Re-usable Cheesecloth (U1), Dairy Thermometer (E3), Butter Muslin (U2), Citric Acid (C13), Vegetable Rennet Tablets (R4), Cheese Salt (S1), and Two Recipe Booklets. Total value: $64.95. 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 (November 16). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time on Thursday (November 17). Return to this post to claim your prize!

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UPDATE 11/17/11: The winning comment number, drawn by random.org, is comment #105, memoe33. 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. 11-15
    1:24
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    I would love to win this! Please enter my name into the contest. :woof:

  2. 11-15
    2:36
    am

    If I won, I think I would need to get a cow! Mabey a goat or two.

  3. 11-15
    4:07
    am

    I would love to win this!

  4. 11-15
    6:02
    am

    I just tried the ricotta – my first attempt at cheesemaking thanks to you, Suzanne! It is delicious!!

  5. 11-15
    6:04
    am

    Please, count me in. my last cheese atempt was a complete disaster and i’m on a mission to manage it this time!! :)

  6. 11-15
    6:06
    am

    Please enter me!

  7. 11-15
    6:16
    am

    Please sign me up for the cheese drawing.

  8. 11-15
    6:28
    am

    I’m in..please add me for the drawing.. :sheepjump:

  9. 11-15
    6:43
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    Please enter me in the giveaway!

  10. 11-15
    6:47
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    I’m in!

  11. 11-15
    6:48
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    I will be getting goats in the spring and can’t wait to make cheese!

  12. 11-15
    6:48
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    I just started following your blog and I love it! I’d love to be entered in the drawing for the cheese kit. Thanks so much!

  13. 11-15
    6:54
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    Still hoping!! I’ve enjoyed all the cheese posts. Thanks NEC and BP!

  14. 11-15
    7:17
    am

    Would love to win!!

  15. 11-15
    7:26
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    Have loved all of your cheese making posts, thanks for sharing with us all. I would love to be included in the drawing!

  16. 11-15
    7:28
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    I’m in on this one too, :D :snoopy:

  17. 11-15
    7:35
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    I’d love to win!!

  18. 11-15
    7:52
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    I would love to win this!!!! I have enjoyed your trials and experiments in cheesemaking and would like to have some of my own!!

  19. 11-15
    7:53
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    This sounds amazing! I do want to make cheese and this would be a big jump start! I would love to win!!!

  20. 11-15
    8:00
    am

    Please enter me. I would love this stuff!

  21. 11-15
    8:01
    am

    I would really like to try my hand at cheese making.

    sam

  22. 11-15
    8:09
    am

    I would LOVE to win this, sign me up PLEASE!!!! :-)

  23. 11-15
    8:11
    am

    I would love to be entered in this giveaway!

  24. 11-15
    8:11
    am

    I would love to win this kit. I’ve tried cheese a few times and am still working to master any of it. But I”m determined. Thanks for the change.

  25. 11-15
    8:13
    am

    I would love to win this. I have been wanting to learn how to make cheese.

  26. 11-15
    8:15
    am

    enter me please!

  27. 11-15
    8:16
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    Oh, I definitely want in on this drawing.

  28. 11-15
    8:17
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    I want one!!!

    This cheesehead from Wisconsin would love to learn how to make my very own cheeses!!

  29. 11-15
    8:17
    am

    Include me please.

  30. 11-15
    8:19
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    Oh boy! Cheese! Please count me in!

  31. 11-15
    8:19
    am

    Please enter me in this awesome giveaway.

  32. 11-15
    8:20
    am

    Please enter me!

  33. 11-15
    8:23
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    Sign me up, would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

  34. 11-15
    8:23
    am

    Enter me, please!!!!! Thanks.

  35. 11-15
    8:23
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    Please, oh please, enter me in this contest! I have milking our cow for two years and really could use this kit for my first cheese making adventure. I have been wanting to try it for a while but haven’t had the funds to do it. Love your blog, Thank You, Melissa

  36. 11-15
    8:25
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    I would love to learn to make cheese!!!! Please enter me in the giveaway!!!! :sheep:

  37. 11-15
    8:25
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    I’ve really enjoyed your cheese posts, they are my FAVORITE!! Thanks so much for sharing them. (They are how I found you too.) Can’t wait to see what you are up to next even if you can’t share as much about making cheese. :)

    This giveaway sounds wonderful, enter me please. :)

  38. 11-15
    8:27
    am

    Oh, this would be wonderful. Sign me up!

  39. 11-15
    8:28
    am

    I would LOVE to make some cheese, I’ll send you some if I win!!!!

  40. 11-15
    8:28
    am

    I’d love to win this, thanks for the offer! :)

  41. 11-15
    8:30
    am

    I would love to win this.

  42. 11-15
    8:33
    am

    Count me in! Thanks! :eating:

  43. 11-15
    8:34
    am

    I first heard of CITR through the on-line newsletter for NEC! Been enjoying the forum and blog ever since. Please sign me up!

  44. 11-15
    8:40
    am

    Enter me, please!!! As an official “cheeese-a-holic”, it would get a lot of use around here!!!

  45. 11-15
    8:41
    am

    Please enter me in the drawing. I would LOVE to have this!

  46. 11-15
    8:41
    am

    I really would love to have this so my husband and I can make cheese, please:)

  47. 11-15
    8:42
    am

    What a generous giveaway! Count me in!

  48. 11-15
    8:44
    am

    Oh, boy, I want this one bad! :)
    Please enter me!

  49. 11-15
    8:45
    am

    This would help me so much in my pursuit of becoming an artisan cheese maker! :happyfeet:

  50. 11-15
    8:45
    am

    Oh, count me in, please! I’d love to win this kit and try cheese making.

  51. 11-15
    8:47
    am

    I would love to win this, please enter me. I love all kinds of cheese.

  52. 11-15
    8:47
    am

    Ready to win! Pick me!

  53. 11-15
    8:48
    am

    I would love a chance to try cheese-making! Count me in! (and Thanks for the chance!)

  54. 11-15
    8:50
    am

    I would love to win a cheesemaking kit! I can’t believe that it has been a year already. Your cheeses look amazing.

  55. 11-15
    8:53
    am

    Please enter me in the drawing! Not sure what I would do with all those neat supplies.

  56. 11-15
    8:55
    am

    Oh, please enter me too! I would love to win this-just in time for Christmas!

  57. 11-15
    8:57
    am

    Sign me up for the drawing please. Looks like fun!

  58. 11-15
    8:58
    am

    Oh how I would love to win this. Count me in!!

  59. 11-15
    9:02
    am

    I have always entertained the idea of making my own cheese!! What a great start this would give me in this new journey! Thank you so much!!! :chicken: :sheepjump: :sheep: :cowsleep:

  60. 11-15
    9:06
    am

    I’ve always wanted to make my own cheese, and this might just jump start that desire. Yes, I’d like to be considered for this terrific prize!
    :snoopy:

  61. 11-15
    9:14
    am

    I want to make cheese, please enter me to win the kit!

  62. 11-15
    9:15
    am

    Would love to win this!

  63. 11-15
    9:19
    am

    I would love to have that book and kit to finally learn how to do it right. Here’s hoping! :snoopy:

  64. 11-15
    9:32
    am

    I really want in this drawing. I would love to have this kit. Thanks :wave: :wave:

  65. 11-15
    9:33
    am

    Ooh! Pick me! :) I would love to have a chance to win.

  66. 11-15
    9:33
    am

    Mmmmm…CHEESE!!!

  67. 11-15
    9:34
    am

    Count me in :)

  68. 11-15
    9:34
    am

    Please, oh please I want this. :-) Enter my please.

  69. 11-15
    9:37
    am

    I’d love to learn to make cheese as I’m a cheese lover.I love reading your blog!

  70. 11-15
    9:40
    am

    I would love to win this! The cheese posts are some of my favorites. I haven’t been brave enough to try any myself yet, but you make it seem so doable!! Thanks for sharing the things you try.

  71. 11-15
    9:41
    am

    I came to CITR via a NEC newsletter. Enter me please.

  72. 11-15
    9:42
    am

    Cheese Please

  73. 11-15
    9:44
    am

    Please enter my name in the drawing! I have cows, but they are beef cattle, don’t have a dairy cow – yet!

  74. 11-15
    9:45
    am

    I would love to try my hand at this!

  75. 11-15
    9:48
    am

    I love cheese! Please enter me.

  76. 11-15
    9:50
    am

    Please, please, please. Enter me for CHEESE! :fairy:

  77. 11-15
    9:50
    am

    I have really enjoyed reading your ‘cheese journey blog’ this year.
    You have inspired me to start making my own cheese. So far I have only made mozzerella. Your blog is a great resourse to expand on more cheese making for me.
    thanks,
    please sign me up!
    mo

  78. 11-15
    9:51
    am

    Please cheese me!

  79. 11-15
    9:52
    am

    last chance?!? say it isn’t so!! hope i win this one.

  80. 11-15
    9:53
    am

    Please enter me! :duck:

  81. 11-15
    10:01
    am

    Please enter me…I would love to make cheese! Thank you

  82. 11-15
    10:01
    am

    I would so love to win the “Cheese Experience”! Have enjoyed all of the cheesy posts-thanks for the chance!

  83. 11-15
    10:01
    am

    :chicken: I have been trying my hand at making cheese and this would be a great deal to have. Thanks, love your cheese making recipes.

  84. 11-15
    10:04
    am

    I would love to expand my cheesemaking beyond “McMinnarella”! Although it is still a favorite and very easy to do! :snoopy:

  85. 11-15
    10:04
    am

    What a wonderful opportunity to win a much desired cheese set! Thank you for all you do and a wonderful blog….Jen.

  86. 11-15
    10:05
    am

    Yes, I’d like to win a cheesemaking kit. I NEED one to jump start the process for me. Thanks!

  87. 11-15
    10:06
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    I need a cheesemaking kit SO BAD, you have no idea!!! Pls enter me, thanks!!!

  88. 11-15
    10:06
    am

    Yes please add me too!!!

  89. 11-15
    10:06
    am

    I would love to make cheese :happyflower:

  90. 11-15
    10:07
    am

    I would like this, Please, please may I have it???? Thank you for all of the opportunities you give us to try new things.

  91. 11-15
    10:10
    am

    Your posts motivated me to do what I have not done in years- make cheese. I no longer have goats but found a supply of useable milk and have really enjoyed making chevre. You Cour d creme looked so good I had to try it and it turned out terrific. I would love to win you cheesemaking kit. Thanks

  92. 11-15
    10:11
    am

    i would LOVE to start making my own cheese. please count me in!

  93. 11-15
    10:14
    am

    The free kit would be a blessing indeed … please add me to the growing list of hopefuls. Thank you.

    Am new to the world of blogging. Certainly does take some getting used to. As a newbie to homemade cheese I have found the information in these articles/blogs very helpful. Wish I lived on a farm and had my own cow … would make it so much easier to get fresh raw milk :)

    I was very sad to hear that the year of cheese has come to an end. I hope it returns … maybe on special occasions … at least for a visit.

  94. 11-15
    10:14
    am

    Mmh! My mouth is already watering for fresh homemade cheese! Sign me up! :moo:

  95. 11-15
    10:18
    am

    You’ve done a wonderful job, Suzanne! And thank you for offering the BBB specials, etc throughout. Add me to the long list of folks desiring to win this mega prize!

  96. 11-15
    10:21
    am

    Pick me, pick me!!! I REALLY want this!!!

  97. 11-15
    10:25
    am

    I want it–thanks! I’ve enjoyed your posts.

  98. 11-15
    10:29
    am

    I’d love to win this cheesemaking giveaway ! Please enter me too…thanks !

  99. 11-15
    10:31
    am

    :heart: Would love to get the kit!

  100. 11-15
    10:34
    am

    Good heavens, Suzanne. I cannot believe how many cheese posts there have been. And this is only those after the NE Cheesemaking?? Amazing. Please enter me, and maybe I can get as good as you at making this stuff!!

  101. 11-15
    10:35
    am

    Register me please. I want to make cheese.

  102. 11-15
    10:36
    am

    Me, me, me,-choose me!

  103. 11-15
    10:36
    am

    Congrats on your year of cheese. I hope it is my turn to get started!

  104. 11-15
    10:36
    am

    Love your cheese posts. Sign me up! I would love to learn how to make cheese!

  105. 11-15
    10:37
    am

    OMG I was just googling how to make cheese~ great minds think alike~ o how i would love this starter set~ >>fingers crossed<<

  106. 11-15
    10:38
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    This would be so amazing. And totally help me in my goal to learn to make cheese in 2012!

  107. 11-15
    10:38
    am

    I would LOOOOOOOOVE to win! :)

  108. 11-15
    10:39
    am

    Please add me to the contest.

  109. 11-15
    10:49
    am

    We’d love to learn more about making cheese at home…this kit sounds like just the thing to make that happen! Thanks for the opportunity. Now to go back and read all your year of cheese posts for inspiration! Thanks!

  110. 11-15
    10:49
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    I would love to win this! My family eats so much cheese and I would love making our own.

  111. 11-15
    10:51
    am

    Count me in!

  112. 11-15
    10:54
    am

    I’ve always wanted to make cheese!!

  113. 11-15
    10:54
    am

    Wowza! Thats a lotta cheese! I’d love to win this. :)

  114. 11-15
    10:58
    am

    I would LOVE to win. I have so enjoyed reading about your cheese adventures.

  115. 11-15
    11:00
    am

    Yes, please include me in the drawing.

    And thank you for the awesome year of cheese!

    Kathi N.
    http://granddadscorner.blogspot.com

  116. 11-15
    11:02
    am

    What a wonderful prize! Yes, enter me in the contest. Thanks for all you do. (*~*)

  117. 11-15
    11:03
    am

    I would LOVE to win this prize.

    I have enjoyed your cheese making posts so much over the last year. Thank you so much for taking on this challenge.

    Heidi

  118. 11-15
    11:03
    am

    i just made my first batch of mozzarrela this last weekend. that is the only kind of cheese i can make with the supplies i have. would love to win this wonderful give-a-way.

  119. 11-15
    11:06
    am

    Count me in for the drawing.
    Thanks

  120. 11-15
    11:06
    am

    Yes please!

  121. 11-15
    11:07
    am

    I just made my homemade cheese press. I would love to be able to start making cheese using this kit! Sign me up baby!

  122. 11-15
    11:07
    am

    Count me in as well, please! This sounds awesome! :fairy:

  123. 11-15
    11:08
    am

    Please enter me, I would love to win this prize and use up my goat milk!!

  124. 11-15
    11:13
    am

    When I am retired I will make cheese much more often, but for right now this would be perfect for me and I’d love to win. Thanks!

  125. 11-15
    11:22
    am

    I will be getting a goat who is in milk in less than 2 weeks, so I could so use this!

  126. 11-15
    11:31
    am

    Wow! I’d love to win, too.

  127. 11-15
    11:31
    am

    I would love to win this!

  128. 11-15
    11:36
    am

    I’ve tried a few of your recipes – after several failures with getting homemade Velveeta to set up, I’ve concluded that I am not draining it enough – will try again later this week (I have 2 batches of delicious liquidy velveeta in the fridge now). Please enter me in the drawing.

  129. 11-15
    11:40
    am

    I would love to win this kit!

  130. 11-15
    11:43
    am

    I too would love to win this. I have made mozzarella and have made it out primitive camping with our group that re-enacts the fur trade era. Everyone loved the fresh cheese.

  131. 11-15
    11:45
    am

    I’d love to win this. I’ve been looking into making cheese for quite a while and have only ever made cottage cheese.

  132. 11-15
    11:47
    am

    I started reading your blog not too long ago & you have definitely inspired me in many ways. I already make a lot of things at home from scratch, but you’ve taken it to a whole new level! I would love to win this kit! Thanks for the opportunity!

  133. 11-15
    11:51
    am

    Cheese is my favorite food, I should learn to make some. Please counts in, Thanks!

  134. 11-15
    11:52
    am

    Count me in, and thanks for the opportunity!

  135. 11-15
    11:52
    am

    Oh I would love a chance to win this starter kit! I just love your website, Suzanne.

  136. 11-15
    11:59
    am

    Pick me, please. I need to make some cheese!

  137. 11-15
    12:00
    pm

    CHEESE!!!

    Please enter me!!

  138. 11-15
    12:01
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    Oh Oh!! Me Me Me!! Pick me!!!! :cowsleep:

    I enjoyed following your year of cheese and hope you come back to it soon :)

  139. 11-15
    12:02
    pm

    Oh please pick me…i wanna make cheese!!!!!

  140. 11-15
    12:16
    pm

    I so want to learn how to make cheese. My grandaughter even has a cow.

  141. 11-15
    12:30
    pm

    Please enter my name too!

    Thanks,

    Rose

  142. 11-15
    12:45
    pm

    Winning the New England Cheesemaking kit would be the kick in the pants that I need to learn to make cheese!

  143. 11-15
    12:53
    pm

    Oh, wait. I reeeeeeeally need one of these!

  144. 11-15
    1:02
    pm

    Count me in. I’m ready to make CHEESE! :cowsleep:

  145. 11-15
    1:08
    pm

    My fiance and I would love to win the Complete Home Cheesemaking Set, we can’t wait to get started on our cheese making adventures!

  146. 11-15
    1:08
    pm

    OOH OOH count me in too, please!

    :snoopy:

  147. 11-15
    1:11
    pm

    Please enter me in the drawing! I would love this kit! Afterall, it is my birthday this week, lol. Thank you Suzanne! :fairy:

  148. 11-15
    1:17
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    would sooooooooooooooo love to win this for my children’s (and my)Christmas gift.

  149. 11-15
    1:18
    pm

    Put my name in the hat. Cause cheese is where it’s at!

  150. 11-15
    1:27
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    I would so love to win the cheesemaking kit (I realize it’s a random drawing . . .) but I will complete my last class in my LVN-to-RN bridgework Jan 1 and will FINALLY have time to pursue some of my interests that have so been put on the back burner for far too long!

  151. 11-15
    1:29
    pm

    I would LOVE to win this… what a great Christmas present to me it would be! LOL :dancingmonster:

  152. 11-15
    1:31
    pm

    Please enter me for a chance to win a cheese making kit.

  153. 11-15
    1:39
    pm

    This is an awesome opportunity! I would love to win this so that me and my wife can make cheese all day. :) I’ve always wanted to blog our crazy exploits of cheesemaking in Arizona as well. :cowsleep:

  154. 11-15
    1:45
    pm

    Pick me! Pick me! I would love the cheese making kit!

  155. 11-15
    1:53
    pm

    I would love to win the cheese making kit because I love cheese!

  156. 11-15
    1:53
    pm

    I want it! It would make my daughter soooo happy.

  157. 11-15
    1:56
    pm

    Amazing job! I’d love to follow this same process. That being said, I really, really, REALLY would love to win! Please enter me in the drawing! Thank you and God Bless.

  158. 11-15
    1:58
    pm

    I would love to learn how to make cheese!

    Brigitte

  159. 11-15
    1:59
    pm

    What a wonderful 52nd birthday present that would be! I’ve tried before but my goats and I are still hopeful and I have enjoyed the cheese making journey with you.

  160. 11-15
    2:01
    pm

    These cheeses look SO GOOD!! Please enter me, too. Thanks

  161. 11-15
    2:04
    pm

    I would LOVE to win!

  162. 11-15
    2:16
    pm

    BP has provided you with some great stuff, for sure. Now, if you could just get your girly girls to cooperate with the milking machine :no: :devil2: :hissyfit: , you could have a whole year of ‘goat milk’ flavors. I’d love the chance to win this awsome give away. And thank you to the New England Cheese People for offering it!

  163. 11-15
    2:35
    pm

    Enter me in! Thanks!

  164. 11-15
    2:48
    pm

    Count me in. Thank you.

  165. 11-15
    3:03
    pm

    WOW! A lot of cheese. lol I sure wish I could win this kit. And a cow. LOL

    DebG

  166. 11-15
    3:08
    pm

    I’d love to win one! Please enter me.

  167. 11-15
    3:09
    pm

    Oh..pick me…..I need to make more and cheese and this would give me a reason to get going!

  168. 11-15
    3:17
    pm

    Good pic. of you! Would love the cheese making supplies.

  169. 11-15
    3:29
    pm

    I have been meaning to get back in to cheese making after a break of more than 6 months. This could be the inspiration for me! Please count me in for the contest! :)

  170. 11-15
    4:10
    pm

    I love cheese! I’d like a chance to win! Thank you!

  171. 11-15
    4:14
    pm

    OH MY that is a crazy good give away! Randomly pick me :)

  172. 11-15
    4:39
    pm

    I’m in! I love making simple cheeses

  173. 11-15
    4:48
    pm

    I already have the basics for cheesemaking but would like the kit to give to a friend of mine who wants to start to get past the basic citric acid mozzarella. :cowsleep: :moo: :happypuppy:

  174. 11-15
    5:10
    pm

    We have 78 milking Jersey’s, I have lot’s of cheese to make! HELP!

  175. 11-15
    5:25
    pm

    Please enter me for the cheese supplies give away. I would love to explore cheesemaking.

  176. 11-15
    5:30
    pm

    Thanks so much for the AWESOME giveaway! This would be a perfect “Ladies Weekend” activity! Fingers crossed!

  177. 11-15
    5:32
    pm

    Sign me up for cheese stuff, please!!!

  178. 11-15
    5:36
    pm

    I’d like to win that cheese kit.
    Groundling

    PS That Caerphilly looks really good.

  179. 11-15
    5:38
    pm

    Please enter me!

  180. 11-15
    6:13
    pm

    I would love to try this!

  181. 11-15
    6:52
    pm

    I have been making butter with fresh cream lately, and now it’s time to move onto cheese with fresh milk. No I don’t have a cow…just a supply of freshness

  182. 11-15
    7:09
    pm

    This would be a great way to get started on the cheese making. My husband would love this too. Thanks

  183. 11-15
    7:26
    pm

    I want to make every one of the chesses you have made in the past year. I would love to win the give-away.

  184. 11-15
    7:42
    pm

    I want to win!! :)

  185. 11-15
    7:54
    pm

    I would love to win and start learning how to make cheese.

  186. 11-15
    7:56
    pm

    I would love to win the Cheese Making kit — I have followed your cheese making activities with anticipation and have finally attempted lactic cheese! Thanx!

  187. 11-15
    8:02
    pm

    I’ve just started making cheese and would love to win!

  188. 11-15
    8:32
    pm

    I. Love. Cheese

  189. 11-15
    8:32
    pm

    Please enter me. I would love to win. I made my first Farmhouse Cheddar a couple weeks ago, just waiting for it to age so I can taste it. Can’t wait to try more cheeses.

  190. 11-15
    8:41
    pm

    I would love the kit. Congrats in your year long accomplishment! Love cheeses!

  191. 11-15
    8:58
    pm

    ME, ME, ME! I would LOVE to get this stuff! I am new to cheese making and milking for that matter and so far, I haven’t made much of anything but cottage cheese type stuff. I would love to have the right equipment to really take a good stab at making something to be proud of. So count me in!

  192. 11-15
    9:11
    pm

    Enter me please! I want to learn how to make cheese too!!

  193. 11-15
    9:11
    pm

    Making cheese is on my bucket list. Please enter me in the drawing.

  194. 11-15
    9:40
    pm

    I love your cheese posts and would love to make my own. I want to do more toward making our own food.

  195. 11-15
    10:03
    pm

    I’ve just made my first cheese ever yesterday. Sure was fun stretching the mozzarella. I’d love to win your fabulous give away. It would help justify the new, extra fridge my husband just bought so I would have a place to store all the extra milk I’ll be needing. :moo:

  196. 11-15
    10:03
    pm

    I have been looking for information to grow, preserve, and produce my own foods and I believe I found the best here. I began canning this year and would love to learn to make the cheeses you have and would like to begin by winning this kit. I have tried the Mozerella and ricotta cheese kit from the Cheese Queen before but would like to experiment with the other cheeses and perfect my previous cheese making experience. Thanks!!!!

  197. 11-15
    10:52
    pm

    The different types of cheese that you’ve made look delicious! I’d love to learn how to make cheese too! Please enter me in the drawing.

  198. 11-15
    11:15
    pm

    :chef: Yes please add my name to the drawing pot! :chef:

    BTW: Didn’t I read in the last couple of weeks that Suzanne was goint to have a Tremendous, Exciting, Wonderful Surprise for all the readers of her Blog and visits to CIR Website?

    DID I MISS SEEING THE POST?

    Remember a close relative of Suzanne’s even told us she knew the Secret……and it would knock our socks off?

    INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW!

  199. 11-15
    11:15
    pm

    Thank you for the year of cheese and all your pictures. I hope you continue to publish your cheese making adventures. I would love to win the prize.

  200. 11-15
    11:27
    pm

    OH Thank you Thank you New England Cheese and Suzanne I would love to win one and make cheese. I am saying Cheese Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  201. 11-16
    12:16
    am

    Hi Suzanne,

    You will surely be missed!

    Please enter me in this the last give away.

    Sob, sob.

    Good luck with house projects.

    Joan Galbi

  202. 11-16
    12:24
    am

    I am so glad I found your blog, even if the year of cheese is over. I would love to win a cheesemaking set–my goat just had triplets Sunday morning and I’m going to have more milk than I know what to do with soon (although not as much as with a cow!!!).

  203. 11-16
    12:41
    am

    Count me in! I would love to win!

  204. 11-16
    1:14
    am

    I would love this to start my own cheese making adventure.

  205. 11-16
    1:22
    am

    I have been enjoying your cheese posts and trying your recipes for the cheeses. I love the lactic cheese!

  206. 11-16
    1:47
    am

    Oh, count me in. I’d love to make some cheese.
    And THANK YOU to both you (Suzanne) and NEC for hosting this give-away.

  207. 11-16
    3:59
    am

    Please enter me in the contest! I would LOVE to make my first cheese:D :hungry:

  208. 11-16
    6:00
    am

    I would love to win this. :chicken:

  209. 11-16
    6:28
    am

    Yeah!! Cheese!!!!

  210. 11-16
    6:56
    am

    I like to try new things. Because of this blog I learned to cann! So why not cheese making as well. So add me into this contest. Who knows I might win. lol. :) Thanks for all the fun.

  211. 11-16
    6:59
    am

    I would LOVE this! We are cheese lovers, and sure would like to make our own.

  212. 11-16
    7:01
    am

    I love cheese. Please count me in.

  213. 11-16
    7:05
    am

    I would love to enter this giveaway!
    MMM..cheese!

  214. 11-16
    7:13
    am

    :moo: Please enter me :woof:

  215. 11-16
    7:26
    am

    Please toss my name in the hat too. Thanks!

  216. 11-16
    7:39
    am

    Please enter me. I would love to win this and expand my cheese making skills. A gift for myself. Heaven.

  217. 11-16
    7:45
    am

    I’m in Cheeeeeessse Please ! :woof:

  218. 11-16
    7:47
    am

    I would love to win!

  219. 11-16
    7:48
    am

    please pick me!

  220. 11-16
    7:53
    am

    I want this so bad I can taste it (pun intended!)

  221. 11-16
    8:07
    am

    Please enter me, love cheese making

  222. 11-16
    8:12
    am

    Many thanks to all who made this possible! :wave:

    It’s been so much fun just watching!

  223. 11-16
    8:22
    am

    I would really, really love this.

  224. 11-16
    8:45
    am

    Hi, newbe here and oh, boy, would love the cheese kit! So yes please, enter me into the drawing! Thanks, and fun blog!

  225. 11-16
    9:41
    am

    I really, really want this cheesemaking kit. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  226. 11-16
    9:52
    am

    Been trying my hand at cheesemaking. Would love to win this kit!

  227. 11-16
    10:23
    am

    We all love cheese and I’ve been wanting to try my hand at cheese making. I would love to win this!

  228. 11-16
    10:29
    am

    Thank you so much for the ” Year of Cheese!”. It has been inspiring and enjoyable – and I love your writing style! Please add my name to the list!

  229. 11-16
    10:51
    am

    I greatly enjoyed your year of cheese making. I would love to win the kit!

  230. 11-16
    11:02
    am

    I want to win! I really, really do!

  231. 11-16
    11:25
    am

    What a great giveaway! Please enter my name!!

  232. 11-16
    12:08
    pm

    Wow! what a lot of work you’ve gone to making all of this cheese.
    I would love to win the cheese-making kit.

  233. 11-16
    12:25
    pm

    Hi Suzanne!
    I would love to win the fabuloso cheesemaking supplies!! Especially since the whole reason I found out about CITR was through Ricki’s Moosletter – and for that I am forever grateful. I have gotten my feet wet with making feta, cottage cheese, cream cheese and mozzarella…so far no hard cheeses but I’d love to take the plunge.
    Thanks for offering this kit to jumpstart us into the “cheese world”!

  234. 11-16
    12:27
    pm

    Would love the kit!!!!

  235. 11-16
    12:41
    pm

    I would love to win this package. I can’t believe how much stuff it comes with.

  236. 11-16
    12:59
    pm

    I would love to win a cheesemaking pack!!!! :hungry:

  237. 11-16
    1:09
    pm

    OOH, this sounds like such fun, can’t wait to try with my goat’s milk! Please enter me in this drawing!

  238. 11-16
    1:56
    pm

    Tried a couple times with cheese………….not one of my most successful event. I WILL DO IT! Would be honored to win.

  239. 11-16
    2:13
    pm

    Please enter me! Can’t wait to see what will be in store for us instead of cheese!!!

  240. 11-16
    2:36
    pm

    I would love to win this –

    Beth aka oneoldgoat

  241. 11-16
    4:24
    pm

    Please enter me. I was telling someone recently that I want to make cheese but I wasn’t sure where to get the ingredients. Clearly I haven’t read all of your posts. I did read the one about the cheese cave. I thought that was neat. I have an old fridge but it’s always so full of condensation. Thanks!

  242. 11-16
    4:45
    pm

    I would love to win because my kids love cheese!!

  243. 11-16
    5:54
    pm

    COUNT ME IN!!!! Thanks for letting us all watch and explore the cheese making process with you Suzanne. In could only get better, if Cookie Doe and Clover was there helping.

  244. 11-16
    7:20
    pm

    Love reading all your posts! I would love, love, love to win! Thanks!!!!

  245. 11-16
    7:48
    pm

    I am new to CITR, and I’m so glad I found it. I want to win this very badly!!! Please enter me!

  246. 11-16
    9:49
    pm

    Register me, please. I need some help making cheese! Thanks!

  247. 11-16
    9:55
    pm

    Love reading about the adventures in cheese making! Please enter me in the contest.

  248. 11-16
    10:30
    pm

    I would love a cheesemaking kit! Please enter me in the drawing.

  249. 11-16
    10:35
    pm

    Me! Me! Enter me!

  250. 11-17
    5:59
    am

    UPDATE 11/17/11: The winning comment number, drawn by random.org, is comment #105, memoe33.

    THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED TO ENTRY.

  251. 11-18
    12:55
    pm

    I was just wondering….whats the thing hanging from Glory Bees nose??? Or what looks like its hanging from her nose????

  252. 11-18
    5:56
    pm

    Angela P: It’s a calf weaner. Read about it here
    http://chickensintheroad.com/barn/silence-of-the-calves/
    and here
    http://chickensintheroad.com/barn/how-to-entertain-yourself-if-youre-a-heifer/

  253. 12-21
    7:43
    am

    A VERY interesting read. I noted the use of a stainless steel press, while on other web-sites I see people using 6″ schedule C PVC with hole cut/drilled into it. There are arguments that the PVC can impart a taste into the cheese yet I see people still using it. I’m trying to get enough experience with soft cheeses before attempting a hard cheese like cheddar, or my ultimate favorite – blue. Had great results with cottage, and mozzarella which in hindsight are all too easy to make.

    David

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