Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Making Cheese in Costa Rica!

As most of you know, Wisconsin is known for it's cheese! So it was quite a coincidence today when they told us that we would be making cheese here in Costa Rica.
We arrived at a Costa Rica family farm sometime around noon today. We ate a delicious lunch that consisted of beans, rice, plantains, beef and a frozen drink. The family prepared the lunch for all 46 of us! I was very thankful for that. After lunch we milked cows. So, another coincidence right?! We picture Wisconsin and think...COWS! And well, cheese of course! We then used the milk that we milked from the cows to make cheese. You start by pouring the milk into a pot. Then you add a bacteria that thickens the milk to make it into a thicker substance. After that, you cook it for about 45 minutes then slice it into cubes, and then cook it for 15 more minutes and it's done! It was super good and just writing about it is making my mouth water. I can't wait for canyoneering tomorrow, but it's sadly our last day of wonderful adventures here in Costa Rica, and I still do not want to leave:(
-Danielle Carruth

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Thanks for blogging.


Adventure Details

Duration 8 days
Destinations San Jose
Arenal Volcano
Caribbean Coast
Focus Ecology/Conservation