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Since 1978 we have been sharing the joy of home cheese making. With over 100 step by step cheese making recipes, helpful guides and easy to use supplies it's fun and easy to make cheese at home.

Fellow Cheese MakerKeith Brinch

Keith Brinch

Greetings from New Zealand. I was born in Cape Town, South Africa in July 1951, so that makes me an 'old bugger.’ I am trained as a toolmaker and worked for many years in the Aerospace, Research &a...

Fellow Cheese MakerReverand Yoginatha Swami

Reverand Yoginatha Swami

Reverand Yoginatha Swami from Kauai Hindu Monastery. The monastery web site is a wonderful place to watch the progress as these monks construct this world class temple.

Cheese TravelsJorge "Mariano" Gonzalez

Jorge "Mariano" Gonzalez

A visit with Mariano to see how he makes that famous bandaged cheddar. After meeting at the American Cheese Society convention in San Francisco, we headed to the Fiscalini Farm in Modesto for a vis...

Fellow Cheese MakerJohn and Janine Putnam

John and Janine Putnam

John & Janine Putnam from Thistle Hill Farm in North Pomfret VT. Producing 'Tarentaise' Vermont Alpine Cheese. An aged alpine raw milk cheese handmade on the Putnam family farm. The cheese is m...

Fellow Cheese MakerCarol and Christina Lively

Carol and Christina Lively

Carol Lively and her daughter Christina Lively Spring Farm Rowe MA. True Home/Farmstead cheese making on a small scale. The Lively's have a small farm in western Massachusetts where Carol and her d...

OtherFavorite Cheese Links

Favorite Cheese Links

Here are a few of our favorite cheese links from around the web. If you would like to share one, please send it our whey.

Cheesy Humor

Cheesy Humor

Cheesy humor to brighten up your day. These tidbits are from books, around the web and fellow cheese makers.

Tips & TechniquesHow to Select Cheese Wrap

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 for aging and storing cheese, including wraps...

AgingHow to Make a Cheese Cave

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 them like little bambinos.

BeginnerHow to Make Cheese

How to Make Cheese

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 make delicious cheese at home.

BeginnerEquipment for Cheese Making

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 thermometer, curd kn...

BeginnerIngredients for Cheese Making

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 curds...

AgingHow to Wax Cheese

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 go as planned when aging che...

Tips & TechniquesUsing Large Culture Packs

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 qua...

Tips & TechniquesTesting Acidity Development

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 is one of...

Tips & TechniquesMaking and Using Salt Brine

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. If the cheese we...

AgingHow to Bandage Wrap Cheddar

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.

AgingWood Aging Boards

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 moisture from the cheese.

AgingAging Cheese FAQ

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 is the final step...

BeginnerCheese Molds and Pressing FAQ

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 can be aged....

BeginnerCurds and Whey FAQ

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 recipe, this ...

BeginnerRennet for Cheese Making FAQ

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, then rennet is add...

BeginnerCheese Making Cultures FAQ

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 process. The same c...

BeginnerBeginner Cheese Maker FAQ

Beginner Cheese Maker FAQ

This guide has information on home cheese making for beginners, including general cheese making knowledge, information on supplies and basic techniques. Our mission is to share the fun of home chee...

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