Today we visited the Cheese makers at Dewlay on Garstang Rd.
We began the trip with a look around the museum seeing what tools would have been used to make cheese in the past.
After a drink and a biscuit, we then learned how to make cheese by hand.
Step 1: Add pasteurized milk to a container
Step 2: Add some culture (good bacteria like we discussed in science!)
Step 3: Add some rennet (vegetarian for ours)
Step 4: Cut the cheese (already it had started to turn solid!)
Step 5: Put the mixture into a muslin and squeeze out all of the liquid (whey)…very messy indeed!
Step 6: Empty the solid (curds) from the muslin and crumble with your fingers.
Step 7: Add some salt
Step 8: Put the substance in a truckle and press it down to squeeze out more liquid
Step 9: Take out the cheese and put it in the fridge for a few weeks…done!
After making our own cheese we got to see how the process happened in the factory.
Finally we were showed how to taste some different cheeses (squeeze it in your hand to make it room temperature and release the smell then eat it!)
All in all a great day out! What did you think?