Most DIY cheesemaking books are hard to follow, complicated and confusing, and call for the use of packaged freeze-dried cultures, chemical additives and expensive cheesemaking equipment. For though bread baking has its sourdough, brewing its lambic ales, and pickling its wild fermentation, standard Western cheesemaking practice today is decidedly unnatural. In The Art of Natural Cheesemaking, David Asher practices and preaches a traditional, but increasingly countercultural, way of making cheese—one that is natural and intuitive, grounded in ecological principles and biological science.
The craft of home cheesemaking is exploding in popularity. However most “beginner” books are essentially loosely organized collections of recipes that lack a progressive approach to teaching the fundamentals of this exciting and satisfying traditional skill. Mastering Basic Cheesemaking provides a complete hands-on guide to making cheese and other fermented dairy products from scratch, geared toward helping the novice cheesemaker develop the intuition and abilities needed for success, especially in the real world of the home kitchen.
Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking - the forthcoming book by acclaimed cheesemaker Gianaclis Caldwell - is the book every cheesemaker will want as their guide, taking them from creating their first, simple cheeses to producing unique, masterpiece cheeses.<
In a cookbook whose results seem like magic but whose recipes and instructions are specific, easy-to-follow and foolproof, Claudia Lucero shows step by step (with every step photographed) how to make 16 fresh cheeses at home, using easily available ingredients and tools, in an hour or less.
Best-selling author Ricki Carroll — known around the world as the Cheese Queen — and her daughter, Sarah Carroll, bring easy cheese making right into your kitchen with this fun guide for kids and families. Step-by-step photos guide kids ages 8–12 through the cheese making process, then teach them how to make 12 classic favorites, including mozzarella, feta, ricotta, and cream cheese. A hearty helping of kitchen chemistry and math along with bits of international cheese making history add to the education. A bonus log sheet lets young cheese makers keep notes just like the pros, while punch-out labels and colorful flags will embellish homemade cheeses and global cheese platters.
Based on 35 years of experience making cheese, teaching cheesemaking classes across the country, and working with other cheesemakers, Mary Jane Toth makes it easy to be successful making cheese in your own home.
Wild foods are increasingly popular, as evidenced by the number of new books about identifying plants and foraging ingredients, as well as those written by chefs about culinary creations that incorporate wild ingredients. The New Wildcrafted Cuisine, however, goes well beyond both of these genres to deeply explore the flavors of local terroir, combining the research and knowledge of plants and landscape that chefs often lack with the fascinating and innovative techniques of a master food preserver and self-described “culinary alchemist.”
Just a century ago, cheese was still a relatively regional and European phenomenon, and techniques for making cheese were limited by climate, geography, and equipment. But modern technology, along with the recent artisanal renaissance, has opened up the diverse, time-honored, and dynamic world of cheese to enthusiasts willing to take its humble fundamentals (milk, starters, coagulants, and salt) and transform them into complex edibles.
Artisan Cheese Making at Home is the most ambitious and comprehensive guide to making cheese at home, filled with easy-to-follow instructions for making mouthwatering cheese and dairy items. Renowned cooking instructor Mary Karlin has spent years working alongside the country’s most passionate artisan cheese producers, time spent cooking, creating, and learning the nuances of their trade. She presents her findings in this lavishly illustrated guide, which features more than 80 recipes for a diverse range of cheeses: from quick and satisfying Mascarpone and Queso Blanco to cultured products such as Crème Fraîche and Yogurt to flavorful selections like Saffron-Infused Manchego, Irish-Style Cheddar, and Bloomy Blue Log Chèvre.
This kit has all the supplies you need to start making hard and soft cheeses with 1 gallon of milk or less!
• Same supplies and equipment used by professionals to make cheese
• Comes with the cultures, rennet, thermometer, cheesecloth, mold/press for 1 pound of cheese and recipe booklet to get you started – no frills, nothing to go to waste
• Comes with mesophilic and thermophilic cultures, each containing enough for 24 pounds of cheese! (You can make a mother culture from these cultures, so they can last a long time.)
• The mold is the best one to use as a form for soft cheeses and mozzarella, and as a press for harder cheeses like Colby and cheddar.
This cheese press is designed for making small batches of cheese at home and features all-stainless steel hardware.
Makes 1- to 2-Pound Wheel of Cheese: This cheese press will hold 2 gallons of milk and will make a 1- to 2-pound wheel of cheese.
No Additives or Preservatives: Homemade cheese is a healthier choice. Commercial cheeses may contain artificial colors or additives. Making cheese at home allows you to choose your own ingredients and decide what works best for you.
Creates Uniform Cheese: Pressing cheese is a process that expels remaining moisture from the curd and improves the final texture, creating a firm rind on the outside of the cheese and a smooth, uniform consistency within. Pressing gives the cheese the traditional wheel shape and readies it for aging.
Made to Last: The stainless steel base and cylinder with precision-machined all-metal gears inside a protective gearbox will keep you making cheese for years to come.
Easy Cleanup: The cylinder, base, and piston are all easily removed for cleanup. Dishwasher safe.
Easy to Use: Simply crank the handle to press out the whey and make a perfectly formed wheel of cheese.
Please allow two weeks for delivery. Available for shipment to continental U.S. addresses only.
New to making cheese? Or just don't have the tools you need? This kit contains tools for making cheese of any kind. And by purchasing this kit you are saving money over buying the tools individually.
These stainless steel tools are strong, last long, and won't tarnish or drop off other metals or coatings (as other metals do). These are the tools used at Homesteaders Supply to make all kinds of cheese, and they are the best for most situations. For example, the 5-quart colander is the perfect size. Cover it with cheesecloth, place it atop a large bowl, place your curds onto the cloth, and allow to drain. This works well for large or small curds, and for making soft or harder cheeses.
The Comark pocket thermometer measures 5 inches long with a 1-inch dial, so it's compact and lightweight for carrying in a jacket or apron pocket. It's designed to be water-resistant because it's made of stainless steel and has a tightly sealed, plastic lens that doesn't accumulate moisture during use. To keep the thermometer accurate and ensure the unit works correctly every time, users can adjust the calibration nut. This thermometer comes individually boxed.
• Temperature measurement range: 0-220 degrees Fahrenheit
• Matching sheath with pocket clip secures the item
• Made of rust-resistant stainless steel
• Plastic lens is watertight and doesn't harbor moisture buildup
Easy to grab and satisfying to eat, preserved proteins go way beyond jerky. Food preservation teacher and cook Karen Solomon teaches you how to smoke, pickle, salt-cure, oil-cure, and dehydrate a variety of meats, dairy, fish, eggs, and other proteins economically and at home. Fifty-six creative recipes highlight the range of specialty foods that you can make yourself with these techniques, including smoked salmon, pickled beans, cured sardines, brined cheese, duck breast prosciutto, and, of course, beef jerky (eight varieties!).
The book follows the curing and smoking processes from beginning to end, from creating a purpose-made pantry to storage. Topics include drying, curing, hot smoking, cold smoking, indoor smoking, drying and wrapping, and vacuum packing.
Imagine a platter of creamy brie, chèvre, crackers and grapes on the vine! Or a fun fondue night with friends in the evening and crumbly feta in your salad the next day at lunch. There are so many reasons why people don't eat dairy; whatever it may be for you, this kit is here to give you delicious dairy-free options so you can enjoy all your favorite dishes again!
The Dairy-Free, Vegan, Paleo, and Allergy-Friendly Brie, Chèvre, Feta, and Fondue Cheese Kit includes these carefully selected and tested supplies:
This kit has no soy, grains, gluten, or carrageenan, and if you have a nut allergy, you can use seeds or beans. There are no nuts in the kit.
Simply add your choice of nuts, seeds, veggies, or even white beans, as well as a healthy oil, optional spices, and herbs. In less than an hour, you can behold and enjoy your own homemade, delicious, totally plant-based wheel of cheese!
The kit makes 10 combined batches of the various cheeses. A batch yields 1 to 1.5 cups of cheese, depending on your chosen ingredients. There is no aging or culturing required, but you can choose to add fermented foods for great flavor. The kit’s shelf life is two years.
The shapes, textures, flavors, and processes are inspired by Urban Cheesecraft’s traditional cheesemaking experience to give you an artisanal cheese treat. You won't believe your taste buds, and you’ll have a ton of fun as a new dairy-free cheesemaker!
Do you daydream of that classic cheddar in your sandwich or creamy melted mozzarella on your pizza? There are so many reasons why people don't eat dairy. Whatever it may be for you, this kit is here to give you delicious dairy-free options, including classic cheddar, smoked cheddar, and sharp white cheddar, as well as two varieties of mozzarella and two of ricotta. Now you can enjoy all your favorite dishes again!
The Dairy-Free, Vegan, Paleo and Allergy-Friendly Cheddar, Mozzarella and Ricotta Kit includes these carefully selected and tested supplies:
This kit has no soy, grains, gluten, or carrageenan, and if you have a nut allergy, you can use seeds or beans. There are no nuts in the kit. Simply add your choice of nuts, seeds, veggies, or even white beans, as well as a healthy oil, optional spices, and herbs. In less than an hour, you can behold and enjoy and your own homemade, delicious, totally plant-based wheel of cheese! The kit makes 10 combined batches of the various cheeses. A batch yields 1 to 1.5 cups of cheese, depending on your chosen ingredients. There is no aging or culturing required, but you can choose to add fermented foods for great flavor. The kit shelf life is two years. The shapes, textures, flavors, and processes are inspired by Urban Cheesecraft’s traditional cheesemaking experience, to give you an artisanal cheese treat. You won't believe your taste buds, and you’ll have a ton of fun as a new dairy-free cheesemaker!
New to making hard cheese? Or just don't have the tools you need? We have put a kit together for you that has the tools you need to make cheese of any kind. And by purchasing this kit you are saving money over buying the tools individually.
Included in this kit:
• Mesophilic and thermophilic cultures, and calcium chloride for use with pasteurized milk
• Cheesecloth (2 yards, 90 count), vegetarian rennet, lipase, thermometer, sea salt
Whether you’ve been making cheese for years or are just starting out, Home Cheese Making is the perfect book to expand your knowledge! With instructions for crafting a variety of cultured dairy products (including sour cream and clotted cream), an expanded selection of recipes (for goat’s milk, fresh, soft, and hard cheeses), and 50 sweet and savory recipes for cooking with cheese, Home Cheese Making is the most trusted guide for making cheese at home.
Home Sausage Making is the most comprehensive go-to reference on the subject — and the re-designed fourth edition is better than ever, with 60 percent new and updated recipes, the most current guidelines for popular charcuterie techniques such as dry curing and smoking, and more. Step-by-step photos make the process accessible for cooks of all levels, and 100 recipes range from breakfast sausage to global favorites like mortadella, liverwurst, chorizo, salami, kielbasa, and bratwurst. Recipes for using wild game, chicken, seafood, and vegetables ensure there’s something for every taste. An additional 100 recipes highlight creative ways to cook with sausage.