Roll your own (fruit leathers)

Experimented this week with making our own cheese and fruit leathers. Recommended. Both are easy to do with minimal equipment, and fun to involve the kids. My son took our cheese to sell to the neighbors to raise money for Haiti relief efforts.

We ordered cheese starter cultures from the Cheese Queen Ricki Carroll and a dehydrator for the fruit rollups from Nesco. Both worked great.

The soft cheese pictured here is our Herbs de Provence.