Farmhouse Wheel Cheese Recipe

Get started making aged cheese with a simple farmhouse wheel cheese recipe, perfect for making at home with few specialized tools.

From "Mastering Basic Cheesemaking"

Yield: about 2 pounds


This is a great first cheese; it’s simple to make and doesn’t need long to age. It won’t be as complex as cheeses that age for much longer, but it will be rewarding to make and eat! Time: 3 hours, plus 4 to 6 hours and 3 days inactive, and 4 to 8 weeks aging.


  • 2-gallon pot, and a pot that will hold it
  • Thermometer
  • Ladle
  • Cheesecloth
  • Tray
  • Cheese form
  • Water jug or other weight for pressing
  • Tub with lid

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