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.
Goat is a no-holds-barred goatapedia, laugh-out-loud cooking class, cheesemaking workshop, and dairy-milking expedition all in one. And while goat is the world's primary meat (upwards of 70 percent of the red meat eaten around the world is goat) never before has there been a cookbook on this topic in the United States.
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.
For lovers of all things dry cured, charcuterie specialist Charles Wekselbaum has written an unconventional entry-level guide to the process. “Charlito” includes recipes for pork and beef salami, dry-cured whole muscles like prosciutto and bresaola, and more unusual seafood and vegan options made from salmon, tuna, figs, cucumbers, and more.
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.”
In this 231 page book, you'll find complete pickling method descriptions for meat and fish, a discussion of the pros and cons of home preserving, as well as many tips and shortcuts.
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.
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.
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!
You CAN make mozzarella, ricotta, goat cheeses, paneer and queso blanco in one hour … you just need a good kit to get you started. No aging, no frustration, just fun and deliciousness! Make over 30 batches (more than 40 pounds of cheese) with this all-inclusive, hefty kit! Included are: -Instruction and recipe handbooks, plus unlimited email support. -2 yards of fine-mesh , 100% cotton cheesecloth (also known as butter muslin). -4 cheese molds (in a variety of shapes). -Glass dairy thermometer (alcohol not mercury). -5 gluten-free, non-GMO vegetarian rennet tablets (only mozzarella requires it, for 20 batches). -Gluten-free, non-GMO citric acid. -Pure, non-iodized flake salt.
This package includes one Feta, Greek Yogurt, & Yogurt Cream Cheese DIY Kit and a copy of One-Hour Cheese by Claudia Lucero.*
It’s a DIY cook’s dream come true: It’s pizza night, and you’ve made not only the crust and sauce but the mozzarella, too. Or you're whipping up quesadillas for a snack, using your homemade Triple Pepper Hack. Or the dinner party's in high gear and out comes the cheese plate … and yes, you've made all the cheeses on it. Even better: You made them all earlier that day. 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. The approach is basic and based on thousands of years of cheesemaking wisdom: Heat milk, add coagulant, drain, salt and press. Simple variations produce delicious results across three categories: Creamy and Spreadable, Firm and Chewy, and Melty and Gooey. And just as delicious, the author shows the best ways to serve them, recipes included: Squeaky “Pasta” Primavera, Mozzarella Kebab Party, and Curry in a Hurry Lettuce Wraps.
FETA, GREEK YOGURT, & YOGURT CREAM CHEESE DIY KIT
Make your own tangy feta, Greek yogurt, and yogurt cream cheese with an Urban Cheesecraft Kit!
Your DIY Kit includes these carefully selected and tested supplies:
The ingredients allow you to make at least eight batches of feta and about 24 batches of yogurt treats. You can reuse the recipes, thermometer, and cloth and find refills of rennet tablets and salt in the Urban Cheesecraft shop online when you run out. Simply add cow's or goat's milk and you will be eating and sharing homemade, all-natural feta, Greek yogurt and yogurt cream cheese! A batch is about 8 ounces to 1 1/2 pounds (depending on what you make), so you'll have plenty of supplies to experiment with different herbs, shapes, and recipes. Though these are not instant treats, the wait times are minimal and worth it!
FOOD SAFETY AND HANDLING: Please note that this kit and its supplies are hand-poured, hand-folded and assembled in a food-safe, fully licensed space. The food items are all gluten-free but packaged in a room that comes in contact with wheat, soy, corn, nuts and other food allergens. The kits are also vegetarian-friendly.
*Book and cheese kit will ship separately.