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Homemade Cheese

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Learn to Make Homemade Cheese!

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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  • How To Make Thistle Rennet For Cheesemaking

    How To Make Thistle Rennet For Cheesemaking

    Did you know you can make a rennet substitute from a yard weed? This vegetarian rennet recipe uses Bull Thistle – a purple thistle, often considered a weed.

  • What Is Cheese Powder?

    What Is Cheese Powder?

    Cheddar cheese powder is a common ingredient in cheese recipes. What exactly is it? What's in it? And is it a healthy, harmless additive to cultured foods?

  • Choosing Milk For Making Cheese: Raw Milk vs. Pasteurized Milk

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

    Learn about the benefits and potential drawbacks to using raw milk and pasteurized milk for making cheese at home.

  • Pressing Hard Cheeses

    Pressing Hard Cheeses

    Learn the basic steps for pressing cheese curds to make hard cheese and get some helpful tips from our Staff Cheese Expert!

  • Making A Simple Cheese Press

    Making A Simple Cheese Press

    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 Hard Cheeses

    Brining Hard Cheeses

    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 Hard Cheeses

    Waxing Hard Cheeses

    Waxing cheese is a simple method used to protect hard cheese from airborne bacteria, unwanted mold, and excessive drying.

  • Bandaging Hard Cheeses

    Bandaging Hard Cheeses

    Bandaging, or wrapping, hard cheeses is generally done to assist proper rind formation and development of full flavor profiles and textures in hard cheese.

  • Wrapping And Storing Homemade Cheese

    Wrapping And Storing Homemade Cheese

    After all the hard work you've put into crafting your homemade cheese you'll want to make sure it lasts! Learn the basics on wrapping and storing cheese.

  • Storing And Aging Homemade Cheese

    Storing And Aging Homemade Cheese

    Learn how to properly age and store your homemade cheeses including Cheddar Cheese, Monterey Jack, Blue Cheese and many more!

  • Smoking Hard Cheeses

    Smoking Hard Cheeses

    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.

  • Ripening Homemade Cheese in Boxes And Caves

    Ripening Homemade Cheese in Boxes And Caves

    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.

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