Dairy and Eggs

Whip up a batch of fresh cheese, buttermilk, ghee, labneh, butter, kefir, or even plant-based cheeses with these easy recipes!

Ranch Dressing Recipe

By Katherine Green

Feel better about dipping all your food in ranch dressing by concocting your own fermented version free of added sugar and preservatives.

Mysuostur Recipe

By Heidi Herman and Íeda Jónasdóttir Herman

Learn about the role dairy plays in Icelandic cooking and try out this traditional and rare sweet, soft brown cheese

Leaf-Wrapped Cheese Recipe

By Alena R. Santogade

Bourbon- or other liquor-soaked leaves provide an added depth of flavor and visual appeal to this goat’s milk-based cheese.

Havarti Recipe

By Alena R. Santogade

Learn the process to make true Havarti — sweet, creamy cheese with a ‘faint funky flavor’ not found in the common American deli-style.


Cheesemaking Ingredients: Acid, Cultures, Rennet, Water, Mold and Yeast, Salt

By Alena R. Santogade

Learn about the components and science that make cheese CHEESE. Also, learn what to do with the main by-product of the process, whey.

Beer-Washed Cheese Recipe

By Alena R. Santogade

Use Abbey-style ale to bathe your homemade cheese and perhaps the meditative and repetitive process and consuming will provide spiritual benefits.

Manchego Recipe

By Alena R. Santogade

Learn about working with sheep’s milk by making manchego as different types of milk react differently to heat, cultures and agitation.

Cheese Ripeness: How Long Does it Take?

By Heather Cole

Learn the tips and tricks to judging the ripeness of cheese so you can serve when the savory flavors are at their peak.

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