IT WAS RICKI CARROLL who introduced me to the wonders of homemade mozzarella and ricotta. Because I’d like your taste buds to do a happy dance, too, I’ve purchased yet another one of her cheese-making kits to give away. Who’d like a chance to win it in a random drawing?
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.
The kit I’m giving away 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. I use butter muslin for straining a number of cheeses, including the Greek-style yogurt I make almost every week.
For a chance to win the kit, do these two simple things:
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2. In the comments field below, tell me what you are having for dinner tonight. Or, say anything you’d like. Even a simple “hello” will suffice.
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The drawing expires on Friday, July 6, 2012, at 11:59PM. As always, I’ll use the little number-gadget at Random. org to select a winner. The winner will be notified by email.
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