Mitteleuropa, Tirol - Käsebereitung auf einer Alm im Gsiestal

Central Europe, Tyrol - Preparation of Cheese on an Alpine Pasture in the Gsies Valley

On an Alpine farm in St. Magdalena (South Tyrol) the farmer's wife makes cheese: She pours milk into a large copper vessel hanging on a turning arm over the hearth and heats it. As rennet she uses a powder mixed water and a pinch of salt. She stirs the milk continuously and watches the temperature. At 40-50°C she adds two thirds of the rennet and reduces the heat. After a certain time she breaks t...