Most of you know that The Best Husband In The World and I spent a long weekend visiting Shelburne Falls and Ashfield Massachusetts a few weeks back.
We spent our time admiring the sites, enjoying the local bistro fare, browsing an art gallery (or two) and for me, the highlight of the weekend was spending a day at New England Cheesemaking, taking a workshop in, well, cheesemaking.
While there I also took advantage of stocking up on some cheesemaking supplies. I bought a cheddar form, a new dairy thermometer and a Yogotherm or, as New England Cheesemaking calls it in their catalog, the Gourmet Home Dairy Kit. I happily carted all my supplies home with me, thereby saving shipping fees.
In case you don't know what a Yogotherm is, it is a thermos that requires no outside power, that you use to make a variety of different cheeses as well as yogurt.
Now if you've been following my blog for any time you know I like to substitute yogurt, especially Greek Style yogurt, in many of my recipes that call for sour cream or buttermilk. Using store bought milk and the Yogotherm, I can now make my own.
As well as:
and other varieties.. the kit includes enough enzymes (and instructions) for making over 70 pounds of cheeses!
Imagine my surprise when I opened my door to find this in the mail:
Seems New England Cheesemaking had shipped me another Gourmet Home Dairy Kit. Being a good, honest Good Cook I immediately rang up Customer Service and explained their mistake. Being the good New England Cheesemaking company that they are, they acknowledged their mistake and told me to keep it - with their best regards.
To celebrate Autumn and my good luck, I am passing this extra Gourmet Home Dairy Kit (yogotherm) on to you, one of my lucky readers.
TBHITW wanted me to run a contest and have you answer two questions.
Did I mention that TBHITW bears an uncanny resemblance to this guy from The Big Bang Theory television sitcom?
Sheldon Cooper, PhD. The Big Bang Theory
The Best Husband In The World, P.G., REA - My house.TBHITW: I know, make it a contest - to win someone has to answer these two questions correctly, 1. What is the origin of yogurt AND what is the composition and outstanding features of that country's primary Geologic Terrain?
Me: Uh. No.
To win the Yogotherm and enough goodies to make 70 pounds of various soft cheeses:
1. You must be a follower (shameless plug to get more followers and feed my need for attention)
2. Write a comment in this post's comment field telling me why you like yogurt or why you'd like to make yogurt or really, why anything...
Each comment will be placed in a pumpkin head and the winner will be drawn by my nephew, Shane, on the morning of November 1st. (midnight 10/31 is too late to stay up until)
So, hurry up. You have until Midnight, October 31st, 2009 to comment and be entered to win. Forward this post on to your friends, have them sign up as a follower and leave a comment for their chance to win.
One Prize - Yogotherm as pictured
Deadline: Midnight, October 31, 2009
Eligible: All current and new followers of www.thegoodcooknj.blogspot.com
Entry: comment left on this post
Winner: Randomly drawn from Pumpkin Head on November 1st.
Notification of Winner: Will be notified by a post on November 1st. Shipping costs for mailing the Yogotherm will be paid for by The Good Cook.
I hope that covers it. Thank you to New England Cheesemaking for a great day of cheesemaking AND for supplying The Gourmet Home Dairy Kit!
Sound like fun? Comment below.