One of the cheeses I have made this year is this pretty canestrato, for which I followed Jim Wallace's recipe. Jim's post describes the cheese, whose name comes from canestro (basket), and includes a number of nice photos. Not having a canestro, I used a ricotta basket to mold the cheese. My rendition looked really pretty at this stage.
The cheese is about half way through its aging period (stagionatura): I will cut it in a couple of months and then share the result of the tasting.
Black and White Wednesday is on hold while Susan takes some time off to focus on her health. Following on the footsteps of Brii and Haalo, I am publishing a black and white photo post on Wednesday as a special well-wishing card for Susan.
The photo was shot in color and then converted to sepia.
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