It only seems yesterday that we had a delivery of sheep milk from Andrew, our favourite milk delivery driver. This week has been a relatively quiet week for cheese making as we did not have any goat milk to process. We generally take a 3,800 litre load a week, but since the beginning of the year, we have only had four deliveries which is a little worrying, as we have low stocks. We are, however, promised a load next week, so we shall see.
Stu and Andrew giving the large vat a pre-wash prior to taking the whey off; sheep’s milk is hugely rich and fatty and can be a devil to clean off if it gets stuck on
Stu cutting the large vat
I digress. We had two cheese making classes on Monday and Tuesday, we did a mad waxing day on Wednesday, caught up on things on
Andrew turning the pots
Thursday and Friday….was a sheep making day. Andrew was booked and we collectively girded our loins.
We had a little guess as to the number of pots and Andrew won this time! Both Stu and I had guessed at 160, but Andrew clinched it with 155 pots and he was spot on! That is a lot of pot washing and vac packing to do on Monday!
Four full rows in the press and a cleaned down dairy