The Year of Cheese


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, is comment #105, memoe33. Email me at CITRg[email protected] with your full name and address for shipping!



  1. rustinsmommy says:

    I would love to win this! Please enter my name into the contest. :woof:

  2. James says:

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

  3. cincyjojo says:

    I would love to win this!

  4. tenderfootfarmgirl says:

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

  5. kellytorrey says:

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

  6. beneathhiswings says:

    Please enter me!

  7. marymac says:

    Please sign me up for the cheese drawing.

  8. slpuckett52 says:

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

  9. hampgirl says:

    Please enter me in the giveaway!

  10. Annabelle says:

    I will be getting goats in the spring and can’t wait to make cheese!

  11. slarti24 says:

    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!

  12. judydee says:

    Still hoping!! I’ve enjoyed all the cheese posts. Thanks NEC and BP!

  13. floreksa says:

    Would love to win!!

  14. BunnyRuth says:

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

  15. twotravel says:

    I’m in on this one too, πŸ˜€ :snoopy:

  16. DebbieInMemphis says:

    I’d love to win!!

  17. miki says:

    I would love to win this!!!! I have enjoyed your trials and experiments in cheesemaking and would like to have some of my own!!

  18. Virginia Farmgirl says:

    This sounds amazing! I do want to make cheese and this would be a big jump start! I would love to win!!!

  19. Auntie Linda says:

    Please enter me. I would love this stuff!

  20. sam says:

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


  21. Grammie Cheryl says:

    I would LOVE to win this, sign me up PLEASE!!!! πŸ™‚

  22. tsmith says:

    I would love to be entered in this giveaway!

  23. Ms Do"mess"ticated says:

    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.

  24. hilljackgirl says:

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

  25. DebrafromMD says:

    Oh, I definitely want in on this drawing.

  26. CasieD says:

    I want one!!!

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

  27. Miss Nellie says:

    Include me please.

  28. Murphala says:

    Oh boy! Cheese! Please count me in!

  29. langela says:

    Please enter me in this awesome giveaway.

  30. luvthecountry says:

    Please enter me!

  31. laurie hamar says:

    Sign me up, would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

  32. kindigo27 says:

    Enter me, please!!!!! Thanks.

  33. shabbychik says:

    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

  34. cotswolds93 says:

    I would love to learn to make cheese!!!! Please enter me in the giveaway!!!! :sheep:

  35. doxie says:

    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. πŸ™‚

    This giveaway sounds wonderful, enter me please. πŸ™‚

  36. J Satterfield says:

    Oh, this would be wonderful. Sign me up!

  37. stacylee says:

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

  38. Snapper119 says:

    I’d love to win this, thanks for the offer! πŸ™‚

  39. AutumnK says:

    I would love to win this.

  40. suziQ says:

    Count me in! Thanks! :eating:

  41. Leah's Mom says:

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

  42. Tow Lady says:

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

  43. momtoadiva says:

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

  44. kelliemusic says:

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

  45. ashmmorgan2 says:

    What a generous giveaway! Count me in!

  46. dgkritch says:

    Oh, boy, I want this one bad! πŸ™‚
    Please enter me!

  47. breezy2 says:

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

  48. absinthe says:

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

  49. DoTson99 says:

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

  50. Naomi says:

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

  51. Imperious Fig says:

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

  52. Pirate96 says:

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

  53. SusanH2011 says:

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

  54. nosnowtn says:

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

  55. Faith says:

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

  56. strljmnz says:

    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:

  57. GA_in_GA says:

    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!

  58. sekinkead says:

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

  59. Theresa says:

    Would love to win this!

  60. Abiga says:

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

  61. Rosemeri says:

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

  62. cruelshoes says:

    Ooh! Pick me! πŸ™‚ I would love to have a chance to win.

  63. Turtle Mom says:


  64. lauren says:

    Count me in πŸ™‚

  65. Almost Heaven, WV says:

    Please, oh please I want this. πŸ™‚ Enter my please.

  66. quiltinglines says:

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

  67. Cat M says:

    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.

  68. JerseyMom says:

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

  69. lizajane says:

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

  70. Cowgirl Jules says:

    I would love to try my hand at this!

  71. Andrea.tat says:

    I love cheese! Please enter me.

  72. savannafarm says:

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

  73. moselle says:

    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.
    please sign me up!

  74. Beecie says:

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

  75. Privileged says:

    Please enter me! :duck:

  76. Em says:

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

  77. DebbieM says:

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

  78. knittypat says:

    :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.

  79. quietstorm says:

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

  80. jenarzo says:

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

  81. heidiannie says:

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

  82. Tammy F says:

    I need a cheesemaking kit SO BAD, you have no idea!!! Pls enter me, thanks!!!

  83. Shelly says:

    Yes please add me too!!!

  84. Clannorris says:

    I would love to make cheese :happyflower:

  85. holstein woman says:

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

  86. jeancastle says:

    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

  87. falnfenix says:

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

  88. tstray1 says:

    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 πŸ™‚

    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.

  89. elizabethholcombe says:

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

  90. siegreich says:

    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!

  91. nicoledcwallace says:

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

  92. remro says:

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

  93. chillywilly says:

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

  94. RLawMcCumber says:

    :heart: Would love to get the kit!

  95. EightPondFarm says:

    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!!

  96. roosterrun says:

    Register me please. I want to make cheese.

  97. joykenn says:

    Me, me, me,-choose me!

  98. cindyinohio says:

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

  99. chelst says:

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

  100. memoe33 says:

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

  101. Lorimomof6 says:

    This would be so amazing. And totally help me in my goal to learn to make cheese in 2012!

  102. ashleyk says:

    I would LOOOOOOOOVE to win! πŸ™‚

  103. wickedgoodshari says:

    Please add me to the contest.

  104. Michelle Ann Anderson says:

    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!

  105. gerryvoland says:

    I would love to win this! My family eats so much cheese and I would love making our own.

  106. aidenwsmom says:

    I’ve always wanted to make cheese!!

  107. Hlhohnholz says:

    Wowza! Thats a lotta cheese! I’d love to win this. πŸ™‚

  108. HomesteadJen says:

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

  109. Kathi says:

    Yes, please include me in the drawing.

    And thank you for the awesome year of cheese!

    Kathi N.

  110. sal says:

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

  111. Heidi533 says:

    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.


  112. Terri Sue says:

    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.

  113. BeckyW says:

    Count me in for the drawing.

  114. michellerobin1979 says:

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

  115. Lindsay says:

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

  116. wvfarm says:

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

  117. ahmoyer says:

    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!

  118. wormlady says:

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

  119. UlrikeDG says:

    Wow! I’d love to win, too.

  120. okstormy says:

    I would love to win this!

  121. joeyfulnoise says:

    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.

  122. Melissa H. says:

    I would love to win this kit!

  123. Shirley W says:

    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.

  124. gdsmit1 says:

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

  125. smish20023 says:

    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!

  126. Leah says:

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

  127. woadtoad says:

    Count me in, and thanks for the opportunity!

  128. MousE says:

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

  129. TwistedStitcher says:

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

  130. xlibbax says:


    Please enter me!!

  131. Raiquee says:

    Oh Oh!! Me Me Me!! Pick me!!!! :cowsleep:

    I enjoyed following your year of cheese and hope you come back to it soon πŸ™‚

  132. Nadeanne says:

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

  133. sueann37 says:

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

  134. Esor says:

    Please enter my name too!



  135. Bells says:

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

  136. Gem says:

    Oh, wait. I reeeeeeeally need one of these!

  137. Vicki in So. CA says:

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

  138. jhartung03 says:

    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!

  139. VAfarmer says:

    OOH OOH count me in too, please!


  140. Shabbysewer says:

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

  141. nutritionlady says:

    would sooooooooooooooo love to win this for my children’s (and my)Christmas gift.

  142. jimnoland says:

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

  143. MaryKay says:

    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!

  144. Blyss says:

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

  145. mommafox says:

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

  146. lonerayven says:

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

  147. adavis473 says:

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

  148. mickib says:

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

  149. Karo says:

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

  150. lt_mrcook says:

    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.

  151. jbbtjbbt says:

    I would love to learn how to make cheese!


  152. forchie says:

    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.

  153. caroline says:

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

  154. Halfpint says:

    I would LOVE to win!

  155. jan n tn says:

    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!

  156. DaleNofziger says:

    Enter me in! Thanks!

  157. mermonster says:

    Count me in. Thank you.

  158. debg says:

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


  159. Cheryl LeMay says:

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

  160. jo_549 says:

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

  161. Michele-lee says:

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

  162. LauraKay says:

    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! πŸ™‚

  163. megan says:

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

  164. bgheuchert says:

    OH MY that is a crazy good give away! Randomly pick me πŸ™‚

  165. sparkles2307 says:

    I’m in! I love making simple cheeses

  166. ellenspn says:

    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:

  167. jewelsea says:

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

  168. JulieJ226 says:

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

  169. karmakaytlyn says:

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

  170. FreedomValleyFarm says:

    Sign me up for cheese stuff, please!!!

  171. Groundling says:

    I’d like to win that cheese kit.

    PS That Caerphilly looks really good.

  172. Maureen says:

    Please enter me!

  173. ChristaH says:

    I would love to try this!

  174. route17west says:

    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

  175. BusyBee says:

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

  176. muggle granny says:

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

  177. chaverly says:

    I want to win!! πŸ™‚

  178. Carmi says:

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

  179. jodielynn says:

    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!

  180. embouteillage says:

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

  181. hensnest says:

    I. Love. Cheese

  182. Nanna says:

    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.

  183. jensensrus1 says:

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

  184. stacie1205 says:

    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!

  185. Butterbean says:

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

  186. mafong says:

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

  187. Farmgirl says:

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

  188. flourmom says:

    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:

  189. sharonwolfe1 says:

    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!!!!

  190. KathyG says:

    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.

  191. Liz says:

    :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?


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


  192. scasnerkay says:

    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.

  193. Linda Goble says:

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

  194. Joan Galbi says:

    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

  195. SWatt says:

    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!!!).

  196. Debbie says:

    Count me in! I would love to win!

  197. KariP says:

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

  198. joskinnie says:

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

  199. Darlene in North GA says:

    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.

  200. cola1981 says:

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

  201. majic99 says:

    I would love to win this. :chicken:

  202. gt_dell says:

    Yeah!! Cheese!!!!

  203. Diane says:

    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. πŸ™‚ Thanks for all the fun.

  204. jmac says:

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

  205. KellyWalkerStudios says:

    I love cheese. Please count me in.

  206. Yankee in NC says:

    I would love to enter this giveaway!

  207. WVgal4ever says:

    :moo: Please enter me :woof:

  208. enjay says:

    Please toss my name in the hat too. Thanks!

  209. mommy6_1 says:

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

  210. naomibeth3 says:

    I’m in Cheeeeeessse Please ! :woof:

  211. ranchelmarie says:

    I would love to win!

  212. prvrbs31gal says:

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

  213. cclear1959 says:

    Please enter me, love cheese making

  214. Pete says:

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

    It’s been so much fun just watching!

  215. csugden says:

    I would really, really love this.

  216. onehandygal says:

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

  217. CrystalGB says:

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

  218. cat3466 says:

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

  219. RebeccaD says:

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

  220. Lana says:

    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!

  221. masmith25 says:

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

  222. lgoforth says:

    I want to win! I really, really do!

  223. farmkat says:

    What a great giveaway! Please enter my name!!

  224. Melody.harmony says:

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

  225. contentedcat says:

    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”!

  226. tracekrkmn says:

    Would love the kit!!!!

  227. mommy2jj says:

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

  228. West Virginia Bound Ladies says:

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

  229. Christilin says:

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

  230. huntermom says:

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

  231. farmershae says:

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

  232. oneoldgoat says:

    I would love to win this –

    Beth aka oneoldgoat

  233. Cassie says:

    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!

  234. yysmom says:

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

  235. theresea says:

    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.

  236. fiddlermom07 says:

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

  237. Christine S. says:

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

  238. doublektx says:

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

  239. agricola says:

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

  240. Jblank says:

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

  241. margiesbooboo says:

    Me! Me! Enter me!

  242. Angela P says:

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

  243. Dhaviland says:

    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.


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