DetailsLet the cheese crafting begin! This revolutionary Creamery in a Box® Farmhouse Cheddar Recipe Kit includes all the ingredients you need to whip up a moderately matured, classic Cheddar in your own kitchen.
All-natural and absolutely fresh, Creamery In A Box® uses only the best ingredients, from organic non-GMO liquid vegetable rennet to professional-grade starter cultures. This recipe kit gives you just enough of each ingredient to make 5 pounds of flaky and delicious Farmhouse Cheddar. Never run out unexpectedly, and never use old out-of-date ingredients for your cheese.
Have fun while you learn exactly how to use each tool and ingredient as well as key techniques for mastering the art of artisan cheesemaking.
- Easy Instructions
- Premium Cheesecloth
- Organic Liquid Rennet
- Cheese Cultures
- Liquid Calcium Chloride
- Cheese Salt
- All-Natural Annato
Farmhouse Cheddar requires a mold or press. We recommend our Small Mold for Hard Cheese or Whey Station Cheese Press.
- Details & Instructions
4.0 / 5.01 ReviewNice Kit! Didn't realize refrigerated items came in the kit.I like the kit and it is nicely packaged. Communication was good via email due to a product delay. My only issue was that i did not realize a yeast package that needed refrigerated asap was included. Not an experienced cheese maker, so now I know. Would have been nice to have seen a consumer warning. I (my neighbor) received this package while I was on vacation and I did not open until a week later (over 2 weeks total). I haven't made the cheese yet due to time contraints, but waiting to see if the yeast is still good regardless. Still following up with Midwest. No major complaints as Midwest has always been good. I think everything will work itself out and I will buy more kits in the future.March 30, 2016
- Customer Q&A
Browse 7 questions Browse 7 questions and 9 answersI the ingredients it shows three bottles of liquid. Rennet, Annata, and Calcium Chloride. In the instruction it only reference the Rennet. My kit only came with the rennet. What are the other two for???BEST ANSWER: Annato is a food coloring (also known as achiote in Mexican cuisine). Annato is responsible for the orange color in cheddar and American cheeses.
Calcium chloride is used in cheese making to produce a firmer curd. I've never made cheddar, but I assume a firmer curd is desirable so the curds can withstand pressing.Are you supposed to use the wooden box to mold or age the cheese in?BEST ANSWER: The kit comes in a wooden cheese box. If waxing and aging the cheddar, the box makes a perfect home to age it in, or as a gift box if gifting the cheese. Cheers!When allowing the cheese to dry out... is it enough to make sure that the cheese is dry to the touch? (this happens relatively quickly like 1 day)... but I allow it to dry for 2-3 even though I start to notice the cheese darken in color on the outside edges...BEST ANSWER: Hi. Mine did the same. Second time it sat 1 day before waxing. Cheese turned out fine. Good kuck.I may have missed it in the description, but how many pounds does this produce after making?BEST ANSWER: Chris,
Thank you for the question! This recipe kit makes five 1lb. batches of farmhouse cheddar cheese.
Cheers!Is the Rennet GMO derived in any way?
Is the animal rennet gmo?BEST ANSWER: Vegetable rennet is GMO free. Animal rennet is not guaranteed to be GMO free.How much cheese does this produce?BEST ANSWER: Five 1-pound batches.how long can this age? know the instructions say at least one month? also do you ever need to refrigerate this prior to breaking the wax seal?