HOME CHEESE MAKING “The Classic Home Cheesemaking Primer” by Rikki Carroll


The classic home cheese making primer has been updated and revised to reflect the increased interest in artisanal-quality cheeses and the availability of cheese making supplies and equipment.  Here are 85 recipes for cheeses and other dairy products that require basic cheese making techniques and the freshest of ingredients, offering the satisfaction of turning out a coveted delicacy. Among the step-by-step tested recipes for cheese varieties are farmhouse cheddar, gouda, fromage blanc, queso blanco, marscarpone, ricotta, and 30-minute mozzarella.

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Want to impress your friends? Serve up some outstanding cheese–and then tell them it’s homemade!

For anyone who does not know, Ricki Carroll is one of the people who virtually started home cheesemaking as we know it today. Her book contains 75 recipes for homemade cheeses and 25 other dairy products, and over 60 recipes using cheese in cooking. The book has a “getting started” section with lots of information on ingredients, equipment, and techniques. A great beginner’s book that will continually provide help and information.

Recipes for dairy products include crFme frafche, sour cream, yogurt, keifer, buttermilk, and clotted cream. There are also 60 recipes for cooking with cheese, including such treats as Ricotta Pancakes with Banana Pecan Syrup, Cream Cheese Muffins, Broiled Pears and Vermont Shepherd Cheese, Prosciutto and Cheese Calzones, and Grilled Vegetable Stacks with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce. Profiles of home cheese makers and artisan cheese makers scattered throughout the text share the stories of people who love to make and eat good cheese. Plus information on how to enjoy homemade cheeses, how to serve a cheese course at home, cheese tips, lore, quotes, cheese making glossary, and more.

“[Ricki Carroll] has inspired artisans from Lorie to Las Vagas. She’s the Billy Graham of Cheese.” – Barbara Kingsolver, from Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.   “This book covers everything the novice cheesemaker needs to know about making delicious cheese on the first try” – San Francisco Examiner   “A thorough and practical guide.” – Bon Appetit   “A must-read for anyone interested in cheese making!…offering abled cheese makers knowledge to excel at their craft and novices a world of information…” – Jodi Wische, Old Chatham Sheepherding Co.



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Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × .25 in


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