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Learn to Make Cheese

Learn To Make Cheese

Learn to make cheese from the CFH staff and other Real Food pros. Choose from a wide selection of articles and recipes.

Learn to Make Cheese: Beginner   Cheese Starter Cultures | Cheesemaking Supplies | Home Cheesemaking Books   Cheesemaking Recipes | Recipes Using Cheese
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Skill Level: Beginner


Introduction to Cheese

Introduction to Soft Cheeses

Beginning Cheesemaking: Where to Start

Cheesemaking Basics, Part 1

Cheesemaking Basics, Part 2

Cheesemaking Basics, Part 3

Cheesemaking Supply List

Cheesemaking Equipment

Cheesecloth and Butter Muslin

Choosing a Water Source for Making Cultured Foods

Extra Ingredients Used in Home Cheesemaking

Milk for Cheesemaking: An Overview

Choosing Milk for Making Cheese: Raw Milk vs. Pasteurized Milk


How to Cut the Curd

Acid Whey versus Sweet Whey

Sanitization during Cheesemaking

Overview of Cheese Cultures: Mesophilic Starters

Techniques and Tips for Adding Ingredients in Cheesemaking

Rennet and Other Popular Coagulants

What Is Whey Cheese?

How to Flavor Soft Cheese

7 Reasons to Make Your Own Cheese

How Much Salt?

Salt in Cheesemaking

Serving Homemade Cheese: Tips and Tricks

10 Ways to Use Any Soft Cheese

Skill Level: Experienced


Overview of Cheese Cultures: Thermophilic and Secondary Starters

How to Make Nettle Rennet for Cheesemaking

How to Make Thistle Rennet for Cheesemaking

Adjusting Pasteurized and/or Homogenized Milk

What is Cheese Powder?

Pressing Hard Cheeses

Making a Simple Cheese Press


Wrapping and Storing Different Types of Cheeses

Waxing Hard Cheeses

Bandaging Hard Cheeses

Brining Hard Cheeses

Smoking Hard Cheeses

Cheese Storage and Aging

Ripening Boxes and Caves 

How to Make String Cheese Sticks

Making a Mother Cheese Culture Using Direct-set Mesophilic Starter




Solving Curd Problems in Soft Cheesemaking

Solving Curd Problems in Hard Cheesemaking



Repairing Cracks in the Surface of Hard Cheese

Troubleshooting Your Cheese


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