When I started out my journey into the world of cheese, what really drove me ahead each day was the urge to try out new things… new cheese… new avenues… I loved to experiment. Sometimes I had good days… sometimes I failed… But Everytime I failed it pushed me harder to keep experimenting till I figured it out! Curiosity kills a cat they say… and for me it really made me go all out.. and dive deep into the Cheese ocean…
I wanted to learn the Why What When and How about cheese… and today it does bring a smile to my face when i think about this passion.
I have no idea whether this is a good or bad trait to have…. to be this curious… As the focus wasn’t as much on selling my cheese but more on learning about cheese… and experimenting with it. And seeing how it behaves… how the milk behaves in our climate… I was excited about the challenge of doing something which no one ever did… at least in our country. And when it was ready for the market… And when the customers came back with raving reviews about it… that’s when I truly got my reward! And this motivated me even more, to unveil the possibilities in the world of cheese.
The challenge of discovering something new… The thrill of seeing imagination turn to reality totally consumed me. The urge was so hard that I was ready to put aside my goal to earn money. And I wonder if this is something which you guys can relate too? I am not sure its ideal… but this was my journey. And there were pluses and minuses!
Did you ever get so involved or passionate about any particular project, that it made you ignore other important things? Have you been smitten by the curiosity bug ever? How do you see this? Do share your views!
After Making & selling cheese for over 10 years under the brand – Casa Del Cheese , I decided to document all my processes, including every single nuance, tips and tricks… that I followed, every failure that I had stumbled upon… every magical experience… and decided to share this pool knowledge through this mini Cheese Academy that I have created. I am very very passionate about teaching Cheese Making, and extremely happy when the students are able to create their own signature version of this beautiful amalgamation of art and science called Cheese. My aim is to simplify it as much as possible, so that one can get started and dive right into the process.
For me cheese making was more of an art, than a science. It was more of a creative journey… than a scientific one. However, you are free to make this journey yours, and create the perfect balance between the two. (marry both art and science… in your unique way and create your own magic!) I will be honest, Initially I was a little bit hesitant on sharing this knowledge… which I thought was extremely precious to me. However, I realized that Cheese is a vast and expansive ocean… where no matter how many of us make cheese… everyone interprets it in their own way… and hence will make something that is so unique to them. And within the Indian scenario, or in Indian landscape… incorporating our the diverse culture, into the world of Cheese, will certainly take it to another level. And I cant wait to find out how!!!
So do join me in my workshops and lets explore the journey together… into the world of Cheese 🙂 !!!