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Mastering Basic Cheesemaking

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The craft of home cheesemaking is exploding in popularity. Mastering Basic Cheesemaking provides a complete hands-on guide to making cheese and other fermented dairy products from scratch, geared toward helping the novice cheese maker to develop the intuition and abilities to position them for success, especially in the real world of the home kitchen.

This well-illustrated, clearly written practical guide assumes no prior experience on the part of the aspiring cheese maker. Topics include:

  • Understanding your ingredients, tools and techniques
  • Whipping up "instant cheeses" such as ricotta and paneer, while learning basic milk chemistry
  • Progressing to fermented dairy products such as kefir, yogurt and sour cream
  • Using bacteria and coagulant to create spreadable and tender cheeses like quark, chevre, cream cheese and American style cottage cheese
  • Graduating to curdled, aged and ripened cheese—mozzarella, feta, cheddar, gouda, and parmesan.

Whether you are a budding cheesemaker, avid do-it-yourselfer, foodie, homesteader or cheese professional, this complete course in beginning cheesemaking from one of North America's foremost instructors is packed with everything you need to create delicious, nourishing and beautiful classic cheeses and other dairy delights.


Gianaclis Caldwell

Paperback | 151 pages

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Becky D.
United States United States

Appears to be well written

over all this book appears to be well written. I have not read thru the entire thing but what I have read gives easy explanations on the art of making cheese. would recommend to anyone looking to get into cheese making

Christy F.
United States United States

Mastering Basic Cheesemaking

I ordered a basic cheese making kit several years ago but was so overwhelmed by the instructions I found on the internet I never got started. After reading through this book I feel confident I can do this. So well written with step by step instructions, I know I can do this. Just waiting on an order to arrive and I'm off!

United States United States

Learning a new skill

I wanted to understand cheesemaking. Mastering Basic Cheesemaking helped me to know what is involved in this project. I learned much. Pat

Angel F.
United States United States

Great info

This is one of the best purchases I have made, it contains a lot of great information and is easy to understand.

Matthew T.
United States United States

Wonderful Book

I recently purchased this Mastering Basic Cheesemaking because I’ve always been interested in cheesemaking, but I was always intimidated by the process. Fortunately, I gained the confidence after reading this book cover to cover! I’ve had the book for about a month and I’ve already made ricotta twice, and have plans to make mozzarella and feta in the near future. I’m so grateful that I found this resource, and I look forward to creating more delicious cheeses very soon!

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