Admittedly, my hobby list is a long one and it continues to grow. After checking out a few books on the subject from our library, cheese making got added to the list last month. I made several soft cheeses at home from the directions in Home Cheese Making, by: Ricki Carroll and quickly found myself limited. (This is no fault of the book, which is great. I plan to purchase my own copy soon.) For me, hard cheese is where it's at.
I took the next step forward and purchased a cheap-o mini fridge via craigslist and converted it into a cheeserator (as I like to call it), a.k.a. "cheese cave". A wine refrigerator and a cheeserator are very similar in regards to temperature and humidity. I followed this tutorial for converting a mini fridge into a wine refrigerator. The regrigerator I purchased did not have the "magic screw" so I followed the timer method. I didn't bother to purchase a separate refrigerator thermometer, I just used the pen-like dairy thermometer that I have to keep things in check. I should probably try to obtain a hygrometer, though.
Next, I'm going to be putting together a cheese press. I can't wait to get this party started.