Recently made butter in my stand mixer. Squeezed it dry and rinsed it before kneading in sea salt. However, when left out the butter is not softening as store bought butter would to make it ...
About a week ago, I noticed that the milk I had bought a few days before seemed to curdle in coffee -- if you haven't done this before, it can happen with sour milk, and separates into tiny cheese ...
No matter if I buy my ricotta by weight or by package it goes bad (funky smell, the puddle of cheese water gets grainy, some yellow tint on the sides of the cheese, losing its mellow sweet taste) ...