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AgingHow to Store and Age Cheese in Brine

How to Store and Age Cheese in Brine

Get the best results when storing and aging Feta, Mozzarella, or other Mediterranean style cheese at home, we'll show you how.

BeginnerLearn About Cultures for Cheese Making

Learn About Cultures for Cheese Making

Some of the top questions we receive about cheese making have to do with cheese making cultures. Why are there so many cheese making cultures to choose from? Where do cheese making cult...

BeginnerFinding Good Milk For Cheese Making

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 sharing some tips and sugg...

BeginnerThe Evolution of Milk For Cheese Making

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 dairy animals on pastures depends on soil, su...

WorkshopsAffinage Cheese Course in Vermont

Affinage Cheese Course in Vermont

Affinage is the final phase in the life cycle of cheese. This is where the fresh pressed curd undergoes changes in flavor, aroma and texture. This course waled me through the entire process.

Cheese TravelsMaking Traditional Saint Nectaire

Making Traditional Saint Nectaire

This article details how Saint Nectaire is traditionally made in the Auvergne. The farms where the cheese is made are either high on the plateau with the summer herds and their pastures or clustere...

WorkshopsThe Spanish Cheese Sessions at UVM

The Spanish Cheese Sessions at UVM

Recently I spent a few days at the VIAC program on Spanish cheese. If they had to pick one person who probably knew more about the history, process and current state of Spanish cheese, they could n...

Cheese TravelsLearning About Parmigiano-Reggiano in Italy

Learning About Parmigiano-Reggiano in Italy

Over the past several years I have spent a good deal of time visiting cheese makers around the world in search of the real story behind great cheese. True Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese is controlled w...

Cheese TravelsSlow Food Festival in Bra Italy 2007

Slow Food Festival in Bra Italy 2007

In Sept Jim Wallace spent two weeks visiting traditional cheese makers in France and Italy, spending several days in the Piemonte region visiting this grand celebration of cheese. Here he shares th...

WorkshopsMaking Cheese in School

Making Cheese in School

Ever hear of 5th graders making canolies with homemade mascarpone cheese? How about 5th graders stretching mozzarella and stirring ricotta made from scratch for lasagna? These same fifth graders al...

Fellow Cheese MakerLaurie Higgins Making Cheese

Laurie Higgins Making Cheese

My husband and I discovered artisan cheese two summers ago at a farmer's market in Londonderry, Vt. There we bought a Camembert-style soft-ripened cheese made from sheep's milk that we simply fell ...

OtherPairing Chocolate and Cheese

Pairing Chocolate and Cheese

Do you want to make cheese with chocolate added in, or enjoy cheese and chocolate pairings? You have come to the right place, and to be clear, we are are not talking about Milky Whey and Craft sing...

BeginnerA Guide to Cheese Tasting Terms

A Guide to Cheese Tasting Terms

Corky - Firm, hard, tough consistency, hard to break in fingers. When it breaks it does so in a woody manner. It is apparent at a very firm curd during draining...

BeginnerWays to Use Whey

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 that whey that's left over? Why is there so much and w...

Fellow Cheese MakerJim Wallace

Jim Wallace

It has been a long road traveling in many directions, sometimes simultaneous, sound familiar. I began in pre-med but wound up teaching environmental biology which led to 25+ years of photographing ...

Fellow Cheese MakerAndrea Lewis

Andrea Lewis

Andrea is a new startup cheese maker and what drew her to my attention was the number of progressive questions she kept asking at our online tech site. These questions clued me to the fact that she...

Fellow Cheese MakerSister Joanna

Sister Joanna

Sister Joanna leads the sisters of this monastery in making their own cheese. From their small herd of 8 cows, the sisters make cheese daily to improve their self sufficiency and, perhaps, just bec...

Fellow Cheese MakerTerry and Linda Clapp

Terry and Linda Clapp

This is true Home or Farmstead cheese making on a small scale. Just to get started we would like to show you the before and after photos of our six hundred sq. foot facility. As you can see we got ...

Cheese TravelsCheese Makers Traveling Through Spain

Cheese Makers Traveling Through Spain

This is my first trip to Spain for this so it shows a lot of how I go about making contacts. Its really like opening a surprise package every day. A number of years ago I began thinking about how m...

Cheese TravelsCheese Makers Traveling Through Italy

Cheese Makers Traveling Through Italy

Susan Marquis from Arlington VA. has been a cheese lover and home cheese maker for quite some time now. She sent us these wonderful photographs and her story from a recent trip to Italy.

Customer RecipesLeban Cheese Making Recipe

Leban Cheese Making Recipe

This is something my family has made for years, and we were taught to make it this way while living in Saudi Arabia. It is a little more labor intensive than doing it the way you mentioned, but I a...

Customer RecipesQueso Fresco Cheese Making Recipe

Queso Fresco Cheese Making Recipe

I have used your Queso Fresco instead of mozzarella in pizzas and lasagnas and my family loves it. It melts beautifully, especially if placed on top of a tortilla and heated in the stove.

IngredientsProblems with Ultra Pasteurized Milk

Problems with Ultra Pasteurized Milk

Problems with Ultra Pasteurized milk (UP) and how it affects 30 Minute Mozzarella Cheese. Unfortunately UP milk is here to stay. It is required by law to label the milks as such. Here is a side by ...

IngredientsMilk and How it Has Changed

Milk and How it Has Changed

Years ago, we started making cheese with milk, oh what a joy. Making and aging our own cheeses. One day things were not quite the same. What happened? Well, the cows are still out there doing their...

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