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[AoR] Cheesemaking

Tatiana Dokuchic
@tatiana-dokuchic
3 months ago
1,919 posts

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I’m delighted to introduce the new [AoR] cheesemaking process!  Cheesemaking was an important part of 18 th century life so it’s exciting to have a bit more realistic process for our active roleplay. 

These activities are performed by a cheesemaker (or fromager as we say here in Provence) and are listed from start to finish.

Cheese curds

Ingredients:

  • Milk
  • Rennet (Bought from Myriam. In RL is made from flowers or the stomach lining of a calf)
  • Salt

Crafter:

  • Cast iron pot

 

Raw Cheese

Ingredients:

  • Cheese curds
  • May eventually have other ingredients for “fancy” cheese such as Garlic & Herb

Crafter:

  • Cheese press

Cheese presses are readily available in the communities but are not sold individually.

Once the process is complete the cheesemaker directs the raw cheese to fill a cheesebox for aging.

 

Whey

A byproduct of the cheese press which sends it directly to the cheesemaker’s basket.

Whey will be used as an ingredient in current/future recipes.

 

Cheese

Ingredients

  • Raw cheese directly from the cheese press

Cheese Types (with examples):

  • Soft cheese (Level 1):
    • Cheese (The generic cheese we currently produce like mozzarella or farm cheese.)
    • Brie
  • Medium cheese (Level 2):
    • Cheddar
  • Hard cheese (Level 3):
    • Parmesan

 

Soft cheese is aged for one day (RL 2 to 4 weeks), medium cheese for two days (RL 2 to 3 months), and hard cheese for three days (RL 10 to 24 months).

Aging concentrates flavour and makes a drier cheese.  It is also necessary to allow good bacteria to overwhelm any bad bacteria in the raw milk.

Crafter:

  • Cheesebox

A cheesebox is made by a cooper and has a maximum of 10 uses and can only be used by their owner.  Banjo has been hard at work preparing cheeseboxes for sale in the Market.  Thanks Banjo!

All aged cheese is delivered directly to the cheesemakers basket.

 

Branded Cheese

A cheesemaker my brand their cheese by affixing their own label.

Crafter:

  • Labelling Tool

 

As always, see Recipes for exact quantities.

 

Many thanks to Sere and Banjo for their collaboration on this project!




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Proprietress of Tatiana's Tea Room ~ Owner of the Provence Coeur Estate ~ Webmistress of this site

updated by @tatiana-dokuchic: 22 Apr 2024 03:41:40AM
Tatiana Dokuchic
@tatiana-dokuchic
3 months ago
1,919 posts

Varieties of Cheese:

  • Soft cheese (Level 1):
    • Cheese (The generic cheese we currently produce like mozzarella or farm cheese.)
    • Brie

 

  • Medium cheese (Level 2):
    • Cheddar

 

  • Hard cheese (Level 3):
    • Parmesan

This list will be updated as more varieties become available.

Products made from Whey:

  • Fruit Drinks:
    • Grape drink
    • Lemon drink
    • Orange drink
    • Strawberry drink

Fizzy and refreshing these fruit drinks are made in the Butter Churn




--
Proprietress of Tatiana's Tea Room ~ Owner of the Provence Coeur Estate ~ Webmistress of this site

updated by @tatiana-dokuchic: 24 Apr 2024 03:32:08AM