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Learn How to Make Cheese

From milk to yum, we have been helping cheese makers since 1978. Learn how easy it is to make cheese at home with over 100 step by step cheese making recipes, helpful guides and easy to use supplies.

Finding Good Milk For Cheese Making

When trying to find good milk for cheese making there are a few things to consider and sometimes it can be tricky to know where to begin. ​​​​​​​That's why we're...

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The Evolution of Milk For Cheese Making

Most milk comes from cows and we’d like to think they are all out on pastures eating grass. But are they? And if not how can this affect milk? Raising...

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Ways to Use Whey

You try to buy the best milk you can for cheese making and when you're done you have a couple of pounds of great cheese, but what about all of...

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How to Select Cheese Wrap

This guide will help you select the the right type of cheese wrap and figure out which size wrap will fit your cheese. We carry a nice variety of wraps...

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How to Make a Cheese Cave

Learn how to make a cheese cave right at home. If you want your cheese to ripen properly you have to make them a good home and take care of...

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The Cheese Making Process

Learn how to make cheese at home and have fun from milk to yum. This guide will teach you about the cheese making process with simple techniques to help you...

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Equipment for Cheese Making

Learn about the basic equipment for cheese making. You may even have some items in your kitchen, including a colander and measuring spoons. A few other items, including a dairy...

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Ingredients for Cheese Making

Learn about the ingredients used to make cheese at home. Most types of cheese only need two or three ingredients, milk, cultures and rennet. These simple ingredients will ripen the milk, form...

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How to Wax Cheese

Waxing cheese will help prepare it for the aging process. This guide will walk you through the waxing process and provide helpful tips for what to do when things do not...

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Using Large Culture Packs

Large packets of starter culture offer a broader choice in cultures, than small culture packs, but are intended for large batches of cheese. General guidelines, for large culture packs, provide...

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Testing Acidity Development

When converting the lactose in milk to lactic acid, using starter cultures, there is no visible way to determine the rate of culture activity within the milk. Tracking acidity development...

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Making and Using Salt Brine

The primary reason for salting cheese, is to slow down, or stop, the bacteria process converting lactose to lactic acid. During the brining process, most of the lactose is removed....

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How to Bandage Wrap Cheddar

This easy to follow guide will walk you through the process of bandage wrapping cheddar cheese. The result will be a beautiful, bandaged cheddar, that is ready to be aged....

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Wood Aging Boards

The wood shelves we use for aging cheese, are a combination of tight pine boards and ash. We generally use pine boards for drying cheese, because pine will absorb excess...

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Aging Cheese FAQ

This article will guid you through common questions on aging cheese at home. From humidity and temperature of a cheese cave to preparation of the cheese before aging. Proper aging...

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Cheese Molds and Pressing FAQ

Great tips and suggestions for using cheese molds and pressing cheese along with making and using a saturated brine solution. Forming and pressing cheese is an important step before it...

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Curds and Whey FAQ

Learn about different techniques and ways to work with curds, for both hard and soft cheese. After adding rennet, milk forms into a solid curd. Depending on the specific cheese making...

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Rennet for Cheese Making FAQ

Learn about the different types of rennet, how to use them, and when to add rennet to milk when making cheese. In most cheese making recipes, milk is first ripened with cultures,...

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Cheese Making Cultures FAQ

The first stage in cheese making is to ripen the milk, during this process, milk sugar is converted into lactic acid. Cheese makers use starter cultures to control this ripening...

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