01 July 2007

Raw Milk Products

So we're trying to get back on the raw milk wagon, and hang on this time. We bought our first raw milk in a long time last Monday. And since I'd been reading this book, I decided to go crazy and try to make whey and cream cheese. This involves something that most people will have a hard time wrapping their heads around: you put some raw milk in a mason jar, screw on the lid, and let it sit out at room temperature. For four days. Yeah. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of the milk sitting in the jar separating, but it was bizarre and fun to watch. Once again, the magic gets stolen from our lives everyday by the modern food industry. Well, I separated the whey and the cream cheese today. Here is the whey:

And here is the cream cheese:

And here is the corn relish I made with the whey, and stuff from the farm market and my back yard. It also gets to sit out at room temperature for several days. I expect it will be exceedingly delicious:

Anybody else got any crazy hippie ideas for me to try? I'm on a roll!