I only started making cheese in 2018. I was very frustrated as I discovered that information on the internet was very difficult to come by. Not only that, but most of the information I found was either misleading or even just wrong. I ended up spending a fairly large amount of time researching and experimenting until I had a better understanding of how cheese making works.
The goal of this blog is to give the reader a step up from where I started. In the grand tradition of the internet, much of what I write will probably be either misleading or even just wrong. However, I will do my best to correct errors over time and to improve the content as I gain more experience.
The name "Mistem" comes from the web comic written pseudonymously by evictedSaint on the Dwarf Fortress forums. Mistem Wheeldream (or Misty, for short) seeks to make her way to a new dwarf fortress in order to follow her dream of becoming a legendary cheese maker. There is very little actual cheese making in the web comic, but its cuteness inspired me to get off my butt and try to make cheese myself. In any case, I highly recommend you have a read if you are in the mood: The Littlest Cheesemaker
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