Monday, August 15, 2011

Coeur a la Creme with Suzanne McMinn


Another challenge met!
By Suzanne McMinn at Chickens in the Road

This month, as part of my ever adventurous cheese challenge for New England Cheesemaking, I’m taking part in NEC’s month-long celebration of the Cheese Queen’s wedding with the sweet, the delicious, and the romantic Coeur a la Creme.  (Note: Ricki and Jamie were married August 21, 2011.)

By the way, do you think the groom gets to be the Cheese King now? Or the Cheese Prince Consort? Will they cut the cheese instead of the cake? Will they drive away in a cheesemobile? Will they honeymoon on the Isle of Brie and be hand-fed crackers by Keebler elves? Do these and many other such questions explain why I have no wedding invitation? Were you invited? No? Ricki? Ricki! We love you! Oh never mind.

But, hark! Lo and although we have no ticket to the cheese castle, we can take part in the fun! It all starts with fromagina, Ricki Carroll’s own unique soft cheese concoction. Fromagina is a cross between fromage blanc and mascarpone. It delivers a rich, creamy cheese that is perfect for sweet and savory spreads as well as dessert recipes. It’s also sinfully simple to make. (Fromagina comes as a direct-set culture and is available from New England Cheesemaking.) It’s a perfect soft cheese to use for Coeur a la Creme in these adorable heart-shaped molds.

We’re headed here:
This cheese is best made with farm-fresh or local milk, either slow-pasteurized (at 145 degrees for 30 minutes) or used raw. If you’re using pasteurized store-bought milk, add 1/2 teaspoon calcium chloride directly to the milk when you put it in the pot. Do NOT use ultra-pasteurized milk.

How to make Fromagina:

1 gallon whole milk
1 direct-set packet fromagina starter

Heat the milk to 86 degrees (F). Add the starter packet and stir to mix thoroughly. (The culture itself includes rennet, so no additional rennet is required.)

Let the milk set at room temperature, undisturbed, for 12 hours, until it forms a curd.
Ladle into butter muslin and hang to drain for 6-12 hours, or until you achieve your desired consistency. (Less hanging time for a creamier cheese, longer for a more dry cheese.)

That’s it! Refrigerate until ready to serve.
This is possibly the easiest soft cheese in the world, which makes it a great one for beginners.

Now for the fun part–the Coeur a la Creme! Which means we get to play with heart-shaped molds! Heart-shaped anything is not just for Valentine’s Day. It’s for weddings (such as the Cheese Queen’s), engagement parties, birthdays, anniversaries, a romantic dinner, or just for kicks.

Note: Coeur a la Creme traditionally includes the use of raw egg whites, which is a concern for many people today. According to the American Egg Board, egg whites do not readily support bacterial growth (as yolks do). However, to be safe, you can cook the whites with sugar, beating over hot water or on low heat until soft peaks form. (Without sugar, the whites will coagulate too fast. The recommendation is two tablespoons sugar per egg white.) Check the temperature as you beat the whites–they must either slow-pasteurize at 145 degrees for 30 minutes (a bit long for beating, but humidity is not a meringue’s best friend, so the double-boiler method does take some time) or fast-pasteurize at 165 for 30 seconds. If you’re not comfortable with home pasteurization, you may also use either liquid or powdered pasteurized egg white products, or buy pasteurized eggs.

Always remember and never forget that egg safety is of particular importance for young children, pregnant women, and the elderly.

If you want to home pasteurize your whites, here is how I do it, based on the above guidelines.

I make a double boiler (makeshift, using canning rings), and because I’m not very patient, I use a higher temperature to pasteurize quickly at 165. I set my gas cooktop at 8 (which is medium-high). I was making a double Coeur a la Creme batch, so I used four large egg whites with 1/2 cup sugar.
I put the sugar and the whites in the pot and started beating.
It took about 15 minutes to reach 165, by which time it was also approaching stiff peaks.

I took the pot off the stove and continued to beat for another minute or two. Stiff peaks! All done!
After transferring the mixture to a cool bowl, I put it in the fridge for about 20 minutes to chill before continuing with the recipe.

You can use this technique for any recipe you may have that calls for raw beaten egg whites folded into a mixture that will not be further cooked (such as frostings). FYI, for recipes that include a liquid wherein the egg whites can be combined (such as a hollandaise sauce or homemade mayonnaise), you can pasteurize eggs with the liquid in the recipe. I have a tutorial for that here.

This recipe makes enough for two 4-inch wide heart-shaped molds. I doubled the recipe to fill four molds.

How to make Coeur a la Creme:

1 cup (8 ounces) fromagina
1 tablespoon granulated sugar*
1 tablespoon heavy cream
2 egg whites, beaten until stiff

*If you pasteurize your egg whites with sugar as outlined in the note above, you will be adding 4 tablespoons of sugar to the whites in the beating process instead of 1 tablespoon as per the recipe. (It’s okay. I did it this way. Tasted delicious and not too sweet at all.) If using liquid or powdered pasteurized egg white products or pasteurized eggs, simply follow the recipe as directed.

Combine the cheese, sugar (if not beating sugar with the whites), and cream. Fold in the egg whites.
Spoon into individual, lined heart-shaped molds, placed in a pan or on a baking sheet. The instructions call for butter muslin. I used disposable cheesecloth.
Because that’s just how I roll.
It worked fine.

Chill in the refrigerator for 6-10 hours before serving.
To unmold, invert each mold on a serving dish.
Lift away the mold.
Gently remove the lining.
If you need to, you can smooth the heart lightly with a butter knife to make it look a little bit more perfect.
Serve chilled! (Or frozen. I’ve also tried this frozen–it freezes well and is a very rich, delicious dessert treat in hot weather.) Add fresh berries or other fruit. Drizzle chocolate sauce or a fruit syrup. Sprinkle grated chocolate or nuts. Anything you want. It’s very similar to an individual cheesecake. Only richer.

It makes a very pretty presentation, and it’s scrumptious. You can also make a Coeur a la Creme savory by adding coarse ground black pepper or garlic to the mixture and topping with a pepper relish, some chutney, or finely chopped vegetables–and serve it with crackers.

Coeur a la Creme with blueberry sauce.
Oh, my. Bye-bye!

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crystalgb said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday! Please count me in the drawing.

Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com

Mr.and Mrs. Farmer said...

A Wedding Ballade in honor of you darlings to be married August 21st!

The world shall never be the same
"HUZZAH HUZZAH HAROOM HAROOO!"
The Queen of CHEESE to wed KING JAMES
Bang on those pots with your curd-stirring spoons!

She'll float in a veil of butter muslin
He'll belt his sweet vows in song
Their honeymoon cheese will ripen with lovin'
MAY RICKI & JAMES LIVE LONG!

Love,
Chiara Dowell
www.littleflowerfarmcsa.blogspot.com

Mr.and Mrs. Farmer said...

A Wedding Ballad in honor of you darlings marrying on August 21st!

The world shall never be the same
"HUZZAH HUZZAH HAROOM HAROOOO"
The Queen of CHEESE to wed KING JAMES
Bang on those pots with your curd stirring spoons!

She'll float in a veil of butter muslin
He'll belt his sweet vows in song
Their honeymoon cheese will ripen with lovin'
May Ricki & James live long!!

Love,
Chiara Dowell
www.littleflowerfarmcsa.blogspot.com

Steve and Jo said...

Congrats to the Happy Couple!!

Lisa said...

Pick me!

Connie Cockrell said...

I love your recipes, hope I can win the giveaway!

goatldi said...

Many blessings on your wedding and life together! Happy Birthday(s) too. 60 is awesome, only the beginning!

I love Fromagina and make it several times a week to the delight of friends. However that hotsy dish is beyond. Can't wait to try it!

Great house!

Kevin said...

Love giveaways...though I never win any of them. But most importantly Congrats on the wedding and I wish you another 120 years of happiness together.
Love the Cheese!
Kevin

sherlocklabs said...

Congratulations! Wishing you both a wonderful and blessed life together!

John Ottosen said...

Please enter my name. The first picture, with the berries looks so good!

spinnersaw said...

We love cheese! Have made Mozzarella from you kits, want to try more. Congratulations!!!

Symphony Farm said...

We're raw milk farmers in VT and we owe it to Ricki for teaching us cheesemaking 101! Thank you and here's to a very happy happy wedding!!

John F. said...

Congratulations on the wedding and thanks for another recipe to try. About time for another order anyway.

daf6558e-c778-11e0-8107-000bcdcb2996 said...

May you have a great wedding day and a happily ever after marriage! Congrats on your 60+60 bdays too.
Thanks for the cheesemaking inspiration and for your contest.

Maribeth said...

Cheesy congratulations to both of you!

daf6558e-c778-11e0-8107-000bcdcb2996 said...

I've tried this a couple times before but I don't see my comment submitting. Happy wedding day and here's a happily every marriage for the two of you!!!
I love cheese and thank you for your contest. Happy 60+60!

Ministry CRM said...

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! And thanks for sharing the house photos. How fun!

miss.mayer said...

How exciting! A wedding on my birthday! Congratulations! I'm new to this and I love your newsletter. So far, I can make chevre, mozzarella, and paneer, but I'm ready to move on. I'm keeping my fingers crossed...

Born Blonde said...

Congratulations!!!

on your wedding and your birthdays! Thanks for the opportunity to win too.

DebbieSue said...

What an awesome house! God's blessings on your new life :).

I feel lucky!

Kelsey Vala said...

Congrats and God bless!!

Marion J said...

I'm feeling lucky today...so count me in.

Sarah said...

I loved the Coeur a la Creme I made for Valentine's Day. I served them with strawberries and heart-shaped biscuits, which would also make a lovely dessert for a wedding shower. Congratulations!

Aloha Linda said...

Congratulations, Ricki and Jamie! Loved this special issue of the blog, especially the castle pictures.

Pilar Paloma (JTE) said...

Congrats to the couple. I absolutely loved the newsletter

Amanda Proffitt said...

Congratulations!

Tasty180 said...

Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! I just made mascarpone using your recipe and ingredients, and it's great! :)

Damian said...

Looks like cheese cake, count me in for the prize. And congrads.

Goatlady2000 said...

Congrats on getting married!! Thank you for sharing your story, you guys look like you have a lot of fun, how wonderful you found each other!! To the next 120 years!! Cheers!

Jeanne said...

Congrats and best wishes to you both!!
Would love to win the drawing! : )

Jeanne said...

Congrats and best wishes!

Turtle Mom said...

I would love to win! Please enter me. Pick me! Pick me!

Tom McDonough said...

Best wishes for the big event and Happy 120 Years. You have such a wonderful "family following". I would like to enter the sweepstakes also.

robbiemct3 said...

Congratulations to you both! This recipe looks divine! Thanks for all your encouragement on the cheesemaking front and all the great info in your newsletter. Please enter me in your giveaway!

jksbrogue said...

Congrats! Thanks for the giveaway

synergy928 said...

What a lovely way to spend a birthday week! Congratulations! Can't wait to try the cheese - I already ordered some supplies (hopefully I will obtain more with the contest entries!)Don't forget to say "cheese" for the wedding photos. We will know if you don't.

synergy928 said...

Great way to spend a birthday week! Don't forget to say "cheese" for the wedding photos. We will know if you don't say it!

This is a yummy looking cheese. I've already ordered supplies, but hopefully will obtain more after this contest.

Congrats!

Tracie said...

Much congratulations on the upcoming Nuptials and Birthdays :-)

JP said...

Congrats! Please enter me, would like to break out of the mozzerella and ricotta making doldrums I am in.

Catherine said...

Oooooo, I could really use some more cheese making supplies!

Congrats of the wedding!!!

YayaOrchid said...

Woo Hoo! Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! Please enter me in this amazing giveaway!

Liz said...

Please enter me to win this great prize! Happy Wedding Month to the happy couple!
Every time I read this blog I want to make the featured cheese! This one looks really yummy!

nic said...

Love your newsletter - this recipe looks particularly great. Thanks for sharing the photos of your history! And Congratulations!

ohiocpa said...

Congratulations! August 21 will be our 374th anniversary!

Morovi Doma Farm said...

Congratulations on the wedding and the birthdays!

My boys will love to try this recipe!

marlatrecek@sbcglobal.net

SBA-USA said...

CONGRATS TO THE HAPPY COUPLE....MAY YOU HAVE MANY MORE YEARS OF MAKING AND CUTTING THE CHEESE TOGETHER....LOL....SORRY....HAD TO SAY IT....
CAN'T WAIT TO VISIT YOU IN MASS AND LEARN FROM THE MASTERS OF CHEESE MAKING.

Sierra Rose said...

This is great! Thank you for sharing in your joys of cheese making and love! Blessings and congratulations;)

user866753 said...

Congrats on the upcoming nuptials and on gaining 120 years of wise living!

Team Pfeiste said...

This recent bride wishes you the best of luck- although luck's got nothing to do with it. Wishing you happiness and delicious cheese.

Kitty said...

Congratulations! I love learning new recipes for cheese on your site. And again--congratulations on your birthdays and your new marriage endeavor from one who turned 60 this year and celebrated 38 years of marriage.

SnE said...

Looks yummy!

MariK said...

Made this for my daughter's grown-up tea party--easy to make and even un-educated palates loved it-served with fresh strawberry sauce and dark chocolate curls. Thank you

uloixia said...

Awww! You two are so cute! It was on my mind back in April when we took your cheesemaking class, that you two should "get hitched" and here you are! Congratulations!

Dawn said...

Congratulations and please add me to the list of entrants. Your house and gardens look beautiful!

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

Hugh said...

This looks almost too easy to believe - but I'd sure like to try it.

jo said...

this looks wonderful....Congrats to Jamie and Ricki.

Dannon N. said...

Congrats, our anniversary is this month. August is a great month to get married.

william said...

Hey Guys! Good Luck to you both. I grew up just down the road in Williamsburg. Although I live in Ga. now , I feel I have known you for ever, through the Moosletter. Your products are great and your approach to life is even better!! Many Happy Years!!!

HElen said...

Wishing you the best! Congratulations os the wedding!

I would love to enter your giveaway, thank you so much!
Helen

clivingston said...

I love chickens in the road blog!! and I would love to win! enter me please!!

nicorama said...

That is the most delicious cheese I have ever seen!!! Unione felice <<-- Happy Marriage!!! :0)

Joberg said...

Congratulatons! Thanks for the generous prize. I hope the photographer asks you two to say "cheese" a lot.
Hope you have a wonderful day and much happiness in the future.

Sharolyn said...

I love making and EATING cheese! I hope the wedding is wonderfully joyful!

Mavis said...

Lovely Coeur a la Creme! I just finished my packets of starter; guess it's time to buy more :D

Also to Ricki and Jamie: Congratulations!!!

(so am I going to get a chance to win the book?)

9cfb1a3a-c7a5-11e0-b3a4-000f20980440 said...

31st anniversary August 18th!

RichJohnson said...

I would like to start by wishing you happy and long marriage. I have enjoyed your products and all the help in making cheese at home. Keep up the good work and be blessed.

BSMIrish said...

I think double 60 should be double lucky for you guys! Congrats!!!!

Bambitski said...

Please enter me into the drawing. I have tried a couple of different cheeses, and this would be a great way to get the items to try a few more. Thank you for the chance.

LaLa said...

...and they lived happily ever after!!! Congratulations:)

chaverly said...

Congratulations Ricki! I hope you have a great day. :)

Oh what that $120 could buy....

Josie said...

Best wishes on your marriage! Hope you have a great wedding day!

emncarlsmom said...

Oh, oh, I love cheese, I love weddings, I love prizes and can't wait to say "Congrat-moo-lations!"

Riri said...

Have a very happy wedding day! I hope you both live long and healthy lives together.
I hope to make a few cheeses one day.

DonnaF said...

Best wishes to both of you! I just began my cheesemaking this past spring and relied on a copy of this book from the library. I would love to have my own copy! Thanks!

Kristin said...

Congratulations on the wedding, and thanks for the great giveaway. The cœur à la crème looks delicious!

spiritdance said...

Congratulations to Ricki and Jamie!

Toast and Jam said...

Congrats on your wedding! Please enter me in the drawing for $120 worth of cheese supplies.

Toast and Jam said...

Congrats on your wedding! Please enter me in the drawing for $120 worth of cheese supplies. Sorry if you see this twice. My comment does not seem to be posting?

T K Barlow said...

Congrats on your wedding and thanks for sharing with us. We too would like to entered for the contest.

ann irvin said...

Thanks for your wonderful moosletter & cheesemaking kits! It is easy to share this with others! Have a awesome wedding!

Jill Heffner said...

How cute is that? Ih heart shaped molds even! What a darling love story you two have. Thank you for sending me your little picture book. I feel like I'm part of the family even though I'm all the way over in California.
Have a wonderful wedding. Best wishes to both of you.

Darlene said...

Congrats on the wedding!

I'd like to win the book and gift certificate.

Justin said...

congrats guys...wish you many years of happiness

violarachel said...

Congratulations on the wedding and best of birthdays, early or belated, to you both!

Thanks so much for the giveaway! I can see...smell...TASTE the cheese I shall make now!

Kila said...

I love my goats, I love making cheese and soap from their milk, my fav is yogurt for my smoothies, I do not have your book yet and would love it, and I never have enough money to buy all the cheese stuff I want and need, something to do with having 11 children and 15 grandchildren oh well they are worth it. thanks and congratulations :)

rosemeg said...

I loved the pre-wedding message. So great! Congratulations and happy birthday(s)!!

DebbyH said...

Congratulations and best wishes.

scorpio66 said...

Hi Ricki and Jamie just seen the photos of your house and grounds, all I have to say is WOW!!!!!!!!
Have a magical day on 21st all happiness for the future.
From Debbi in England

Evil Dr. Marcuss said...

I'm a fervent chèvre maker... but I do have to admit those coeur-à-la-crème do look good!

ozone3 said...

Congratulation!! Please enter me!!

TheLogophile said...

Hi. New to the site, but already enjoyed a few rounds of mozzarella making. I teach the science-related topics to my friends' home-schooled kids, and cheese is a great introduction to some chemistry topics.

Please enter me for the giveaway drawing!

Thanks,

-David Wandelt
dwandelt forwardglance.com

scahound said...

Congrats! I hope you 2 are as happy as my hubby and I!! Janine

She Who Beads said...

Congratulations and may God bless your union!

shannonstoney said...

Those look wonderful. Love the heart-shaped molds! Hope you have a lovely wedding and congratulations.

tammy said...

Thanks for inspiring me to really think about cheese. Congrats!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on the wedding! and what a wonderful looking recipe. It would definitely have to be one I shared, i don't think I could eat it all by myself...

Sheila said...

Congratulations! And many moo..r.

23b8bcf2-c80b-11e0-889e-000bcdca4d7a said...

congrats! looks yummy..

BeWholeAgain said...

I would LOVE to win. After having the book out on loan for 9 weeks, the library wouldn't let me keep it any longer. :) Still have tons of cheeses left to explore. Congrats on the wedding and the birthdays. Thanks for all of your help to us amateur cheesemakers!
Rachel Moser

MountainVoices said...

I'd love to win! My cheese making skills really need to be improved! My mozzercotta is tasty, but weird.

Kevlar said...

WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Katie said...

Congratulations!! And the coeur looks awesome!

neeason said...

I enjoyed your photos and postcards - you two have a lot of fun together. Don't ever stop!

b204915a-c817-11e0-94c2-000bcdcb5194 said...

Looks FANTASTIC!!!!!would love to win!!have agreat wedding day!

Shelley said...

Ricki has opened up a whole new world to me with regards to making cheese and having the process be a part of everyday life. I hope she and Jamie find unlimited happiness in their married life, in and out of the kitchen!!

Trina said...

Never knew cheese could look so good!
Congratulations on your wedding!
Trina

Trina said...

I Never knew cheese could look so good!
Congratulations on your wedding!

Bill said...

Congratulations to the Queen of Cheese and her chosen King. All the best that life has to offer. Kudos for being brave and stout of heart. I'm rapidly nearing 65 and I have my own Queen of my heart. I don't know if I would have the fortitude to brave a new start if I found myself in that situation. Bless you both! Tanti Auguri a Cent Anni!

howtogroworganic said...

Roll out the red carpet for the new King and Queen of cheese! I would love to win a gift certificate!!! I have had cheese making supplies on my wishlist for months! I have a lot of milk but not the supplies I need to make cheese. This would be wonderful!!!

wandalove said...

cheese please!

svtaylor21 said...

New to Cheesemaking (and Wool Spinning & Knitting) since I began raising sheep last year. Navajo-Churros don't make a lot of milk but it sure is good! And New England Cheesemaking.com has become my "go to" for supplies, recipes and help. - - Susan in New Mexico

svtaylor21 said...

I am new to cheesemaking since getting sheep last year. Navajo-Churros don't make a lot of milk but it sure is good! And New England Cheesemaking.com has become my "go to" for supplies, info and recipes. - - Susan in New Mexico, USA

Travelling Greek said...

Pick me, pick me! ;)

Iya Omitade Ifatoosin--Crown of Water said...

Please enter me in the prize. And may your wedding be blessed with all that is good and cherished. Omitade

Tenny said...

woohoo. that cheese is making my mouth water. $120 would make a lot of deliciousness:)

Unknown said...

Please enter me also
clspier@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Please enter me also. Congratulations on the wedding
clspier@gmail.com

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EmM said...

Congratulations!! I am so happy for you guys! That cheese looks amazing!!!

Matt said...

Congratulations! That dish looks wonderful. I can't wait to try making it.

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mamacheesemaker said...

This cheese looks so good. Since I haven't had breakfast yet, I am really excited! Keep up the good work, and Congratulations, Rikki and Jamie!

Shae said...

Congratulations to the cheese royalty! Please enter me in the drawing.

pjm1216 said...

Nice prize. I would live to try cheesemaking.

Melody said...

Oh the cheese I can make with a $120 gift card. Enter me please :)

cuocaciccia said...

Congratulations you two! I have only made mozzarella, but I am itching to try more (after today's burrata attempt). Thanks!

Kate Hansen said...

Pick me! Pick me! And happy wedding too!
katenhansen@gmail.com

Mom said...

Congratulations Ricki and Jamie. many happy years!

goldylox said...

I totally want to give homemaking cheese a go!!! Please enter me! BTW your recipe looks amazing and super yum!

anglesmr[at]gmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Much happiness for Ricki and Jamie! With Ricki's help I have made goat cheese and also received a mozzarella/ricotta kit for my birthday which I will try soon.

Sharon Howell said...

Pick me, pick me. My husband will disown me if I bring in any more kitchen stuff. BUT, if some one would happen to send me stuff, then he can't complain (I think!)

Happy birthday to the two of you and happy upcoming nuptials!

Jeanne said...

Congrats!!

Sarah said...

Cheese is one of my favorite snacks. Would love to make it.

Karen said...

I would LOVE to have this prize !!

Karen Gonyea
ktgonyea at gmail.com

M Fonck said...

Congratulations! I love your ingredients and the instructions are easy to follow - thanks!

Grannie T said...

Congrats! Your blog always inspires me. I LOVED the house tour.

tmartin912 said...

Your pictures tell a story - one with a very happy ending and yet, a new beginning. Thank you for being an inspiration to me not only in cheesemaking but in finding true happiness and adventure, doing what you love! Best of wishes to you both! (p.s. and keep the recipes coming - I devour the newsletter every month!)

cassidymeeks said...

Hi Ricki, Congratulations on your upcoming marriage. I assume you'll be having CHEESECAKE?? :) Best of luck!

cassidymeeks said...

Hi Ricki,
Congrats on your upcoming marriage! I assume you'll be having CHEESECAKE?? :) Best Wishes!

julis said...

What a generous way to celebrate! Congratulations to you both!

Sly said...

Congratulations on a wonderful life together! May all things cheesy come your way!

Andrea said...

Congratulations! Best wishes for many more adventures together.

Thank you for this generous giveaway.

A former workshop participant,
andrea

Helen Ruth said...

Our lives are so enriched by being able to make our own yogurt and fresh cheeses. So far have done mozzarella, fromage blanc and goat cheese. It is so wonderful to hear about your new romantic adventure. Best of luck and love always.

Helen Ruth said...

Love making cheese and yogurt. You have enriched our lives with the wit and wisdom of cheesemaking. Wishing you the best of love and luck, Helen

beerbutcher said...

congrats so much on the wedding!! the cheesy thing looks lovely too, wish me luck and thanks for everything this site has to offer :)

Karen Oseguera said...

That looks yummy....and I would love to win the prize!

Allison said...

Thank you for your generosity and congratulations on finding true love. We are 50 and 60 years old and are just embarking into cheesemaking. Woot!

Derek said...

YUM! I'd love to win this!

Jared's Girls said...

Congrats!! Love your blog and emails

Mrs. Z. said...

Your beautiful heart-shaped cheese tempted my husband's tastebuds... looks delicious! Congratulations!

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS and congrats, fingers and toes crossed

katfam95 said...

I have never made cheese, but it is something that I am interested in learning!

katfam95 at aim dot com

Maël said...

This comment should be randomly selected.

Lillie said...
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Lillie said...

Jeri, thank you so much for the comment! I would be honored if you linked it! I actually did a little happy dance when I read that!

-Lillie
upupandawhey.blogspot.com

Birdmer said...

I am making this Coeur a la creme this weekend - with some help from my FR chickens, of course! Planning to serve it with my wild elderberry syrup made this past weekend! Yum! CONGRATULATIONS and BEST WISHES to the greatest cheese-making couple in New England!

Jeanne said...

testing ... AGAIN

Jeanne said...

Just got back from a trip up to the Tenino Washington area, to visit my sister and mom, took all my cheesemaking supplies and we had a ball. Made 6 or 7 batches of cheese in the 6 days I was there.
I was VERY excited to find a co-op in Lacey, WA that carried Ricki's starters and other supplies. Now I just need to find out if someone carries them in Ogden Utah and/or Mesa Arizona.
I live in my motorhome full time, and making the hard cheeses is next to impossible, (I have tried!) but making the soft cheeses work wonderfully. I LOVE IT!

Ruth Bedore said...

Congratulations! Aug 21 was my parents' anniversary, but they also celebrated every month on the 21st. Have a fabulous wedding!

Marisa said...

Congrats Ricki and Jamie!

sksweeps said...

Congrats on the wedding! I'd LOVE to win this to start making oh so delicious cheese at home! Thanks!

sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

flourmom said...

I love your site and am planning on beginning my cheese making career very soon. I guess I'll wait to order the first kit though until I find out if I win or not, ;0)

RobbieD said...

Have a wonderful wedding. I am hoping the prize could make it to Australia :-)

zenubi said...

First of all, CONGRATULATIONS!! Second, thanks for sharing all your recipes! I'm a cheese fanatic and love to share with all my friends, so pick me!

Neal said...

Woo Hoo! Cheese for everyone!

Lynn said...

Congrats, I love cheese.

clc408 said...

I have made my own yogurt and have been wanting to try some cheeses. Thanks for the chance.

-- said...

I Would love to win, Have made a few batches of mozzarella cheese. With this I would branch out and explore the exciting world of cheese making.

Congrats on the wedding!! All the best!

michael said...

Congratulations on the wedding. The cheese looks awesome

Sara N. said...

Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness!

rmrlh said...

I would love to win. I love your newsletter, and your cheese making supplies!! Congratulations!

rmrlh said...

I would love to win. I love your newsletter, and your cheese making supplies!! Congratulations!

rmrlh said...

I would love to win. I love your newsletter, and your cheese making supplies!! Congratulations!

Ondine said...

Congratulations!

Ceci said...

A lovely heart of creamy cheese recipe from two hearts in love and two hearts joined for a lifetime--Congratulations on your upcoming marriage and Happy Birthday to you both!

Deborah said...

Congratulations! Wedding are always special and I am sure this one will be no different. Thanks for sharing recipes with us ~

Martha said...

Congratulations on your wedding!

Nicole said...

I lost my book somewhere between France and China, and would love a new SIGNED copy. Congrats on your upcoming wedding!

charlottemedia said...

Congratulations Jamiee and Ricki and Happy birthday Ricki. You have such a lovely home, thanks for the tour. And the above cheese pics look so good I could eat them. I want blueberry sauce on everything. Love a chane to win! Charlotte

JLynn said...

Whoa! That looks udderly delicious!

Marcelle said...

I am thrilled by your story and wish you every good thing in your new life together. I vote for "cheese king"!

Dale said...

Sign me up cheeeeese!

Dale said...

Congratulation Jamie and Ricki on your August 21 wedding. Marriage and Cheese, the true flavor of a relationship of two becoming one comes through the process of aging together! Again CONGRATULATIONS!
Please enter me into the $ 120.00 cheese give away so that I can start making fresh and healthy cheeses!

Gayle C said...

Something tells me that Coeur la Creme would be delicious with the fresh blackberries we are picking now. I'll have to try this recipe.

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amslthedamsel said...

it's a wonderful thing, cheese is. weddings too! congratulations!
~am

mrmoustache said...

This is very cool because I was just reading a mystery book that has the main character making these. Best wishes for the wedding!

shepoots said...

Well I read the newsletter faithfully, but I have to say, it took this contest to get my cursor click over to the blog!!! I love it! I will cross my fingers to win, but I now have your blog booked marked!! Thanks and keep up the great work! You "spread" the happiness to us all! ;-)

Lexine said...

I'm a novice cheesemaker, but I love what I'm learning. Cheese is wonderful. Enter me in the contest.

Kate said...

I would love to win!

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michelle said...

id love to try this cheese as well. im in the new england area and have never tried it.


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amy16323 said...

congrats
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aminalex said...

Congratulations! and I would like to be entered into the contest.

Stormy said...

Congratulations! Would love to be entered in this giveaway

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monte said...

love to learn cheesemaking looks really fun

paula michele said...

I make my own yogurt. I would love to try making my own cheese!

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Emily said...

Looks amazing!

lmuk77 said...

I've always wanted to try making cheese!

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kakihara said...

Yes please---I would love to make my own cheese.
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