LAST APRIL, when I offered Ricki Carroll’s cheesemaking kit in a random drawing, the response was overwhelming. Even Ricki Carroll (whom Barbara Kingsolver praised in her book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle) took notice, for she generously volunteered the kit above for this month’s drawing. The pleasures of homemade cheese, and how you can enter to win the kit:
If you only know tasteless, rubbery mozzarella, and bland, gummy ricotta from the supermarket, get ready for a colossal treat. I can tell you from my own experience that these two cheeses, when made from scratch, offer incredible flavor and texture. Try making them once, and I suspect you’ll never buy their commercial counterparts again.
Ricki’s kit contains enough rennet and citric acid to make 30 batches of cheese. It also contains a thermometer, and a large piece of butter-muslin. Butter muslin is used for draining the whey from ricotta.
To enter this random drawing, just do these two things:
First, subscribe — if you haven’t already — to my weekly email newsletter.
Next, leave a comment below. Say anything you’d like. Just be sure to include at least part of your email address at the end of your comment, so that I can easily verify that you’ve subscribed to my newsletter.
Enter soon! This random drawing expires at 11:59PM on Friday, June 24, 2011. I’ll announce the winner at the end of the comments; the winner will also be contacted by email.
As always, I’ll use the nifty gadget at Random.org to select a winner. Only one comment per person will be counted.
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