As fun as cheese making can be, sometimes the end results may be just a tad disappointing.
Yesterday, we decided to turn some unhappy cheeses into something more cheerful.
I selected a not so smooth mozzarella, a flaky cheddar, and an odd tasting mozzarella resulting from Rosie grazing in the oat field for too long.
Extravagant Dad lit a fire.
He suspended a wire waste paper basket from a beam, balanced the cheeses on a grid at the bottom of the bin, and wrapped it in paper with a hole at the top.
Then he nestled wet hickory wood chips in a recycled tin in the weber, positioning the braai vent under the smoking basket.
The end result... ta daaah... scrumptious smoked cheese, enjoyed sliced with a glass of beer.
A truly ELASTIC rescue that turned failure into FANTASTIC.