Made this yesterday and the end result was fabulous! My cheese never got dry or cracked in the oven but I could tell it was gelled enough. I hung it in a cotton bag for 6hrs and it made 3-4 cups of cheese. For this to be SDC legal you need to make your own buttermilk as commercial buttermilks have starches and gums in them. I got buttermilk starter culture online which can be propagated over and over. So thankful this worked out, dry curd cottage cheese isnt available anywhere near me and I'm sure this is cheaper. I also used all organic milk.