Grandson Craig and Andrea came over to make Finnish Juusto yesterday
squeaky cheese we also call it.
We had "Whey" to much fun...
Our history of Juusto.....
Now about this Cheese thirty some years ago we made it all the time.
|Pouring curds in strainer|
So we bought this Holstein cow. Have you ever heard of a Holstein for a family cow???? NOT
We were getting somewhere between 6-7 gallons or more of milk a day......Now that is a lot of milk for a family of five.
We made butter, made Yogurt....made ice cream, cottage chesse, and Juusto...
We moved into Finnish land We had wonderful Finnish people all around us who were eager to share their Heritage
So since we have not had the cow for years.....(many years) we have not made this for a long long long time. Well really I did not think you could make it with store milk.
Talking with our neighbor next door. Aunie shared with me that she made it all the time with her son for years with RED cap milk from the store.
RED CAP meaning whole milk.
I had a recipe yet we made on the farm but she told me how she made it and it was some what different. So we made it her version.
Now on to Cheese.....
Fri night after a trip to town LJ and I thought we would do a run of it. Now LJ loves loves loves this cheese. He was beaming at the thought of making it.
It turned out great but it seems after making it once on Fri and twice on Sat it just keeps getting better. We are getting this right.
Ok now on to the the Cheese
well you can.......
but then it is not any good for cheese. Or anything else...
Craig and Andrea scooping curds into strainer