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From heating milk to perfection for yogurt and cheesemaking, to properly diluting essential oils, we have a wide variety of tutorials to help you successfully make fermented foods and natural products at home.
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Cleanliness during the cheesemaking process is extremely important. Learn how to keep your work area, utensils, and other cheesemaking tools clean.
Learn the simple techniques for adding common cheesemaking ingredients and get started making delicious cheeses at home!
What is cheese curd? Why do you need to cut it in special ways when making cheese? Learn how to cut cheese curd for your next cheesemaking project.
What type of milk is right for making cheese? Learn how pasteurization and homogenization methods can affect your home cheesemaking projects.
Learn how to make hard cheese at home following the basic steps outlined in this article from our Cheese Expert.
Using nettle rennet is an ancient form of milk coagulation. It's simple to make, easy to use and a great vegetarian alternative to animal-derived rennet.
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.
Learn the basic steps for pressing cheese curds to make hard cheese and get some helpful tips from our Staff 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.