Let's face it; there are some skills that are just cool to have. Being able to weld things, very cool. Ability to moonwalk? Always cool. And being able to turn everyday milk into wicked good cheese definitely belongs on that list. What if you showed up at your next holiday party with a wedge of queso fresco that—no big deal—you whipped up that morning? Pretty cool.
There's something uniquely special about homemade cheeses - like the making of bone broth, it's often relatively easy but it leads to a deep feeling of accomplishment. I made cheese! You announce to your family.
Mistreating a cheese will inevitably result in a less delicious cheese. Conversely, when you're good to your cheese—when you show it some respect and some TLC—you can rest assured that your cheese will return the favor.