A recent explosion of artisanal and farmstead cheeses in the United States has broadened the palate for this age-old food. Use this guide to learn how to identify the different styles of cheese and serve cheese with confidence. Find out where to buy cheese, how to select cheese and how to store cheese to maximize its flavor. You’ll even learn how to make your own cheese, and be exposed to a lively community of cheese lovers online.
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Ready to jump on the artisanal, handcrafted cheese bandwagon and try making cheese at home? Use this section to find cheesemaking instructions, recipes, ingredients and equipment. You’ll also find resources for accredited classes and weekend workshops in cheesemaking.
- New to cheesemaking? Try “Home Cheese Making: Recipes for 75 Delicious Cheeses” (now updated to include 85 recipes) by Ricki Carroll. Carroll is the mastermind behind the New England Cheesemaking Supply Company, one of our picks below, and has been making cheese for more than 25 years.
- Although there are lots of sites that only sell cheesemaking ingredients and tools, eBay is also a great resource for cheesemaking essentials.
For cheesemaking instructions and recipes ...
Fankhauser’s Cheese Page
is a Web site of David Fankhauser, Professor of Biology and Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College. If you’re new to cheesemaking, start with the Beginning Cheese Making
tutorial for an overview of ingredients and equipment, and a list of seven recipes.
For cheesemaking supplies and equipment ...
New England Cheesemaking Supply Company
has a whimsical site that is neatly organized, making it a breeze to navigate. Get started with one of the many cheesemaking Kits
or pick and choose the ingredients and equipment you need. Visit the Education
section to find cheesemaking advice and tips.
For cheesemaking classes ...
has links to cheesemaking courses offered by universities and dairies around the United States. Classes and workshops are a bit scattered throughout the site, so be sure to visit the “Consumer Education
” page and the “Events
” page for more listings.
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