Making Cheese



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.

Cheese Basics

Did you know that the earliest form of cheese was created by accident? Look to this section for a ... read more »

Serving and Cooking With Cheese

Like other gourmet food obsessions, cheese has its own “best practices” for storing and ... read more »

Buying Cheese & Cheese Accessories Online

Grocery stores, specialty cheese shops and farmer’s markets generally offer a bounty of ... read more »

Making Cheese

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.

Insight for Making Cheese

  • 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.

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Cheese News and Cheese Reviews

Reading about cheese is almost as fun as eating it, and the Web provides ample opportunities to do ... read more »

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