...The directions said that mozzarella isn't a cheese for beginners....but I wanted mozzarella for my recipe. - There's a sermon in there.
OK so the cheese didn't work out. A gal. of milk means something different these days that it comes from a cow whose name I know. The cheese never did get shiny and stringy and the more I worked it the more grainy it got. I squeezed the whey out and we're still going to eat it.
At least the rosemary focaccia bread worked out better. The rosemary was growing nicely in the garden.
I sliced that cheese and warmed it in the oven after the bread came out. The pesto and fried onions covered the sins of the mozzarella.