Well, sadly, the curtido didn't make it. It got a bad case of mold and I had to put it out of it's misery. Also, I'll have to start back from scratch on my kombucha. I discovered a a bunch of vagrant fruit flies have been squatting (and procreating) in my SCOBY hotel. Yech. My skin is getting crawly just thinking about it.
The good news is that friend gave me a gallon of fresh goat's milk and now I've got some feta brining and made a successful batch of riccotta. This was my first time using both rennet and mesophylic culture, so it was not perfect, but I did learn a couple of things.
I'm going to give the curtido another go, and I've also successfully started another SCOBY. Wish me luck!