Hard Cheese Making Kit

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Make six varieties of homemade cheese with this easy to use kit: Cheddar, Derby, Colby, Monterey Jack, Feta, and Ricotta. Making your own cheese allows you to control the process and ingredients including choosing your favorite variety of milk. This kit includes detailed instructions, ingredients, and basic supplies. The supplies included in this kit make 8-24 pounds of cheese depending on the varieties made.

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Storage Instructions: Store in refrigerator

Important Information: Please note, all cheese varieties in this kit with the exception of feta and ricotta, require pressing. A shaping mold with pressing plate and instructions for assembling a make-shift press out of common kitchen items is included in the instruction booklet. We do recommend purchasing a cheese press if you intend to make cheese often. Also, all cheese varieties in this kit with the exception of ricotta require aging. Practical instructions for aging cheese are included in the instruction booklet.

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  • From Chris Cramer at 6/13/2011 7:14 PM
    • Will this kit work with goat's milk?
    • Yes, you can use this kit with goat's milk.
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  • From Becky at 6/2/2011 1:37 PM
    • I am interested in trying to make cheese. How long does it typically take? I have two small children and want to make sure I have time before I purchase a kit. Thanks.

    • The amount of time it takes to make cheese depends quite a bit on the type of cheese you are making and the recipe you are using.

      For instance, to make a typical hard cheese, you would heat the milk (about 30 minutes), add the culture and let it ripen for about an hour, then add the rennet and let it sit for another hour. You then cut the curd and cook it for around 90 minutes while stirring, then drain the whey while turning the curd (about 5 or 6 times every 10 minutes). You then cut the curds again and drain while turning, for a total of another couple of hours. Then you salt the curds and put them in a cheese press overnight, and then, depending on the type of cheese, you either do more pressing, or you prepare it for aging.

      That is a very simple summary of one way to make cheese. As you can see it is a little time consuming!

      Some softer cheeses are a little simpler to make. It would be a good idea to research some recipes before deciding on which cheese to make (and what supplies to get), especially if you have time constraints.
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A lot missing to actually produce a hard cheese Review by Cheese

This kit is missing a lot of essentials for making a hard cheese. For instance a cheese press is essential for making a hard cheese, you can't acheive enough lbs of pressure without it, and this kit only comes with a cheese shaping mold (nothing to press it with, and you cannot use "common kitchen items" as described in the product details to acheive enought lbs of pressure for hard cheese). Second, when aging hard cheese the book reccommends brushing it with a liquid wax, and then the hard wax. This kit only comes with a hard wax. The vegetable rennet contains nasty preservatives, so if you're concerned about that sort of thing you probably have to buy "organic" rennet to avoid it. Overall it falls far short of actually being able to make a hard cheese successfully. I realize now that a hard cheese kit would have to include a lot more and be more expensive, but that is what is needed to acheive success. I do feel bad about having to do a bad review, but I was disappointed.

Response from CFH: Kit booklet includes information on how to press cheese with common kitchen items. We do carry organic vegetable rennet separately, if that is preferred. Please contact Customer Support for advice or troubleshooting assistance.

(Posted on 2/27/2014)

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