What do we do when the Extract Plant has 33,000 pounds of milk leftover at the end of a malted milk campaign? Promise the staff fresh cheese curds by the end of the day made, where else, but in our Pilot Brewery.
So today Dan (Tech Services staff and Pilot Brewery guru) and I spent the day turning 65 gallons of milk into about 70 pounds of fresh cheese curds. I’m a licensed cheesemaker in the State of Wisconsin, and enjoy taking opportunities like this to train our staff in this fine craft. Today’s production was small-scale, made in a 65-gallon pilot cheese vat produced by Stoelting.
Here are pictures of the process and, yes, the staff enjoying fresh cheese curds at the end of the day. About the malted milk campaign…. Briess is the nation’s largest producer of malted milk. We also dry it into malted milk powder. So when you bite into a Briess malted milk ball, not only are you enjoying malt made by Briess, you’re also enjoy malted milk powder made by Briess. Cheers and have a great week.