With the holidays coming up soon, I thought it would be fun to show readers how they can make their own cheese for the gatherings they’re holding or attending. Ricotta and mozzarella both are very accessible for home cooks. Who else to ask to teach these skills but Gina Frieze, owner of Venissimo Cheese. We met in her loft for a session that included cheesemaking and making a couple of dishes from these cheeses: Lemon Lavender Baked Ricotta and Mozzarella Provoleta. Both are divine and easy to make, not to mention big winners for a holiday party! All of this is included in my new story for The San Diego Union-Tribune.