The Herb Harvest Festival at the Ozark Folk Center is just around the corner! This morning, I was busy preparing for class by making "wara," a traditional Nigerian cheese. What you see in the picture above is the separation of curds and whey. Yes, this is what little Miss Muffet was eating on her tuffet. The white solids are the curd, and the yellow liquid is the whey. Curds are separated out to make cheese.
For one gallon of milk, you certainly don't get a lot of curds. Pictured below is all the whey I strained off from making my cheese (and it's not even all of it)! It takes a lot of milk to make cheese.