I was given an advanced (and uncorrected proof) of a book called, "The Cheese Chronicles: A Journey through the Making and Selling of Cheese in America, from Field to Farm to Table." Technically it's a job to review this almost 400 page book, but strangely enough it hasn't felt like a job. I've always loved cheese, but I didn't think I'd find the making of it so completely fascinating.
Now it's got me thinking about making more of an effort to purchase responsbily-made and seasonal cheese- yes, there is such a thing. It's also got me thinking about making my own cheese.
Have any Serious Eaters made cheese? What's the easiest kind to make at home? Do we have any cheese connoisseurs in the house?