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December 15, 2012


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Beautiful picture but surely those curds must really be delicious!

Gata da Plar

Simona anche tu con noi!!!! Che bello!
Buona Avventura Compagna di Viaggio! :)


Oh! You know, Simona, it is virtually impossible to find cheese curds in the markets. I have a dish I am dying to make, but curds are intrinsic to it.

Love the shot and how homey and artisanally focused your blog has become over time. : )

diary of a tomato

I've only done soft cheeses and am in awe of your taking on the aged ones!

Simona Carini

Ciao Ivy. I wish I could tell from the curds whether the cheese will be good, but so much happens during the aging. I can say that so far, so good, but it will be some weeks before I cut the cheese.

Certamente: non potevo mica lasciarvi viaggiare da sole! Altrettanto a te.

Ciao Susan. Here is a recipe for cheese curds. I realize you need some specialized ingredients. I know that sometimes curds are sold as such in stores. I wish we lived closer: I would not mind providing you with fresh curds for the dish you want to make.

Hi Debra. The cheese in the photo does not require a press, so it is actually a good one to "make the jump." However, to get to the stage in the photo is also a bit more involved than getting the curd for a soft cheese. But it is a great project to make when the weather is not particularly good out (read: miserable). The book I mention has also a number of fresh cheeses.


ciao simona,
grazie per la tua partecipazione, sei inarrestabile con la produzione di formaggio, ti ammiro anche per questo!
la galleria è pubblicata, con l'occasione ti auguro di trascorrere vacanze serene con i tuoi cari :-)
a presto, un abbraccione!

Simona Carini

Piacere mio, Cinzia. Grazie e auguroni anche a te e alla tua famiglia.


The Tomme looks delicious as it is, so I can imagine it must be fantastic when it's fully matured! I love the ethereal feel of your photos-the whites of the cheesecloth and the curds are perfectly beautiful with the sepia tones.

Simona Carini

Thanks, Lynne. I wish I could also record the smell: it's quite special. I am washing the Tomme with white wine, as an experiment. We'll see what happens.


Lago di Como is one of my favorite places on this earth. :-) I love your white on white, too. Looks and sounds really good!

Simona Carini

Thanks, Paz!

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