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Let us help you get started on your next home cheesemaking project! You can learn to make homemade cheese from our Cultures for Health team and other Real Food pros. One of the advantages to making homemade cheese is that you get to choose which ingredients go into the final product.
Whether you are embarking on your first cheesemaking project or looking for your next cheesemaking challenge, we have a wide selection of expert advice articles, how-to videos, and recipes to help you make cheese right at home. Browse our expert advice below and remember...you can do this!
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Learn how to make hard cheese at home following the basic steps outlined in this article from our Cheese Expert.
If you're going to make a lot of cheese, you might need to invest in a cheese press. Before you do, see if this simple adaptation will work for you!
Brining helps to develop the rind and overall flavor of your cheese. Learn how to make a brine plus how to use it on your homemade cheese.
Waxing cheese is a simple method used to protect hard cheese from airborne bacteria, unwanted mold, and excessive drying.
Bandaging, or wrapping, hard cheeses is generally done to assist proper rind formation and development of full flavor profiles and textures in hard cheese.
Learn how to properly age and store your homemade cheeses including Cheddar Cheese, Monterey Jack, Blue Cheese and many more!
Cold-smoking hard cheese is a wonderful way to add flavor and personality to your cheese. Learn more about how to smoke cheese at home.
Once your cheese is prepared for aging, you will need a warm, dark place to put it to ripen. Learn whether a cheese box or cave is best for you.
Curd formation is a trickier step in making hard cheeses. Browse these common issues and solutions to help you make delicious, perfectly-formed curds.
Making hard cheeses at home, you may see cracks in the surface. Learn why cracks occur and how to correct the problems.