Located in La Conner
"Come to the top of the hill for a spectacular view of Skagit County history"
Cheese was an important food for early settlers. It was good and nutritious and almost everyone had a cow.
Cheese is made
when milk thickens or curdles so that it forms into curds (milky white
lumps) and whey (a thin liquid).
The cheese maker pictured is the "vat" in the recipe. It is made of wood with copper bands with holes on the sides. When the curd is pressed with a heavy object, the extra whey flows out into a bowl. S.F. Johnson made it for family use at his home in Harmony.
Here's a cheese
making recipe you can try: