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Creamery In A Box® Essential Cheesemaking Starter Kit

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Creamery In A Box® Essential Cheesemaking Starter Kit

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Ready to enjoy the most delicious, hand-crafted cheese you’ve ever tasted? Good, because Creamery in a Box® Essential Starter Kit provides everything you need to make seriously fresh, seriously tasty artisan-quality cheese in your own kitchen.

All-natural and as local as it gets! Just add the milk of your choice, and in about 30 minutes, you'll be ready to share cheese so good, family and friends will be clamoring for more.

Your kit comes with professional-grade cheesemaking tools, all-natural ingredients, premium cheesecloth and butter muslin, plus two of our best-selling recipe kits, so you can make Farmhouse Cheddar and Fresh Mozzarella right out of the box!

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Regular Price: $99.99

Special Price $79.98



Love cheese? Good…Hope you’re hungry! With the revolutionary Creamery in a Box® Essential Cheesemaking Starter Kit, you can enjoy your own freshly-made, artisan-quality cheeses in under an hour. It includes all the key tools and ingredients you need to perfect the art of cheesemaking (except for the milk!) Plus, two custom-built recipe kits, so you can make our Farmhouse Cheddar and Fresh Mozzarella right away.

All-natural and absolutely fresh. Creamery In A Box® uses only the best ingredients, from organic non-GMO liquid vegetable rennet to locally-sourced beeswax. Each recipe kit gives you just enough of each ingredient to make five 1-gallon batches of cheese. Never run out unexpectedly, and never use old out-of-date ingredients for your cheese.

Learn fast and have fun with detailed, illustrated instructions. You’ll find out exactly how to use each tool and ingredient as well as key techniques for mastering the art of cheesemaking. Start with the unbelievably simple and delicious Fresh Mozzarella. Then try your hand at a classic Farmhouse Cheddar (ready to eat in just one month!). Cut the curd, learn how to use a manual cheese press and wax your cheese for aging! Beyond cheddar, the world is your cheese wheel. With the included equipment you can make hundreds of varieties! Gouda, parmesan, mozzarella, provolone, colby, chevre, monterey jack, cream cheese, Swiss cheese…the possibilities are endless. And endlessly delicious!

  • Farmhouse Cheddar Recipe Kit: Rennet, Calcium Chloride, Annatto, Cheese Cultures, Premium Cheesecloth & Cheese Salt
  • Mozzarella Recipe Kit: Rennet, Lipase, Citric Acid, Better Butter Muslin & Cheese Salt
  • Easy Instructions
  • Dairy Thermometer
  • Professional Curd Skimmer
  • Stainless Steel Curd Knife
  • Cheese Mold & Follower
  • Reed Drying Mat
  • Genuine Beeswax
  • Natural Bristle Brush
  • Sanitizer

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great way to start
this kit had everything I needed to start with my first batches of cheese. It has enough for 5 makings each, which is great so I could practice and get it right.
March 10, 2019
8 months ago
Great starter Kit
Good starter kit! My wife loves it and the cheese is awesome!!!
January 21, 2019
10 months ago
I don't have a press yet, so I have not started. It looks difficult.
January 15, 2019
10 months ago
Great kit for the beginner
Just what needed to begin making cheese. Made several pounds of mozzarella and cheddar. Only issue was the thermometer was broken (delivery people are tough on packages where I live).
October 30, 2018
1 year ago
Great Kit
Quality product, timely shipped! Very happy with purchase
January 2, 2018
1 year ago
good so far
Status: we have made the cheddar and it is aging, so don't know how it tastes. Packaging: sorting is required. Some reagents need freezing and some refrigeration and they were divided (appropriately I suppose) between the two kits although the finer mesh butter muslin was in the hard cheese kit which seemed strange to me. Process: fairly time consuming, especially the first time. However, it seemed that it was no more time-consuming than wine-making, but done over a shorter period of time. Experience will shorten some of the time needed. Cost:taste ratio.. unknown.
January 9, 2017
over 2 years ago
Starter Kit information
The indication is that all I need is MILK. However it does not advise that I have to get goat milk for one cheese and then a special milk for another cheese. Not happy at all.
November 24, 2016
over 2 years ago
Creamery in A Box
Everything you need for the beginning cheese maker. Tools and supplies to make several cheeses. All you need is a good stainless steel pot (s) and a quality milk product. Directions are straight forward or you can catch some You Tube videos for extra ideas.
November 24, 2016
over 3 years ago
Farmhouse Cheddar
The kit is complete with everything you need. I did find the instructions need a little work. Not as clear for a first time cheese maker. Midwest should create a video. You can find many on you tube however.

Haven't tasted it yet as I have a couple more weeks to let it age.
November 24, 2016
over 2 years ago
Lots of fun
So far have made 5 batches. Everything has turned out well. Mozzarella is good and the cheddar needs to age for a few weeks.
November 24, 2016
over 2 years ago
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Steps 5 & 6 don't make sense. The 45 angle throws me off. Wouldn't you just be cutting the cubes from step 5 into triangles?
A shopper on Jul 13, 2019
Is there anything not included in the essential starter kit such as necessary steel pots or a more complete kit?
A shopper on Dec 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: All you will need is some milk of your choice and a pot to boil it in. I used 2% milk and the resulting cheese was fantastic. Instructions were clear and easy to follow. We were more than happy with the results. - Fred in Wisconsin
Why is there no answer to "How much cheese does it make?"
A shopper on Sep 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It makes 5 - roughly one pound batches of cheese
how much cheese does it make?
A shopper on Feb 9, 2017
Can you use Almond Milk to make the cheese?
A shopper on Jan 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This kit is mainly for making cheese from Cows milk or Goat milk or combo of these. Almond milk cheese does not use Rennet or cultures in the process usually lemon juice, lime juice or white or apple cider vinegar at high temperature like making Ricotta, and can be quite a finicky process. Preform a Google search on Almond Milk Cheese and check out the ideas. Cheers.
What size is the mold?
A shopper on Nov 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Cheese mould with this kit is 5.1 inch tall and 4.73 inch in diameter, open bottom with drilled holes in the cylinder. Follower is included and has a top made to hold a 2.5# can on it so you can add the weight you need. Or you might consider the Whey Station Press if you do not have one, easier in the long run. Hopes this helps.
Is there a shelf life on the creamery in a box starter kits?
A shopper on Nov 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for contacting Northern Brewer. Yes, there would be a shelf life to our Creamery in a box kits as several of the items do need to be refrigerated.The rennet has a shelf life around 6 months and the starter cultures can be kept in the freezer for up to two years.
Does the essential cheese making starter kit include instructions for soft cheeses or is that a separate box
V A on Dec 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There is a link to the instructions in the Product Downloads section. For soft cheeses, you would skip the steps that are marked "Hard Cheeses Only".


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