DetailsHome Cheese Making, by Ricki Carroll (278 pages, paperback) will help to take the complexity out of home cheese making. Ricki explains, with ease, the procedures to follow from the very first batch. This book will help you understand equipment, usage, preparing starter cultures, using rennet, controlling temperature and storage of your finished cheeses. There are stories about artisanal as well as home cheese makers, recipes for using your cheeses, hints on how to cut your cheese, recipes from customers and much, much more. You will find an easy to follow format with illustrations, charts, glossary and a troubleshooting guide. This book is a must for all who want to maker their own cheese in the comfort of their own kitchen!!!!
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4.6 / 5.012 ReviewsThe place to startI had little success with some of the recipes I found online so I decided to buy this book and see what I was doing wrong. My first batch was a Gouda cheese which came out exactly as the book described. My next batch was a Chedder and once again it came out perfect._x000D__x000D_This is the best starting book a home cheese maker can buy.December 5, 2012Clearly presentedI found this to be a clear and easily understandable book that helped me get started with cheese making. The layout is excellent, and so are the recipes, especially the Chedder.January 9, 2013Well presentedTo me the explanations were clear, and it has really helped to start cheese making. The recipes are pretty good too. Definitely a good starting book. _x000D_February 27, 2013The cheese makers bibleI found the book straightforward and perfect for getting up and running. All the recipes I made from the book came out well. The chedder was excellent.May 15, 2013Highly recommendedThe author really knows what she's talking about, and explains things in an organized and thorough way. I've made some of the recipes and liked all of them.September 6, 2013How I learned to make cheeseI was fortunate to start with this book. It saved me from making lots of so-so cheese and immediately start making good if not great cheese. The books has very good recipes and as long as you follow the process, you will get good cheese.November 10, 2013Best book on cheese making for non expertsGreat book for new cheese makers. It covers everything and is clear. Save your self a few bad cheese episodes and read this book before making cheese.January 8, 2014Best of the cheese making booksI looked at several books on cheese making and this is the best of the lot. It doesn't sip anything and teaches you why you need to do things (meaning don't skip a step or short change yourself). It take s awhile to read through everything but I learned a lot. For each recipe I read through it a few times, planned it out, and the cheese came out well. _x000D_March 18, 2014Clear instructionThis really helped me when I was starting out. The recipes are great, but so is the explanation. Very clear.December 20, 2012Some good recipesIt took me some time to read and reread the recipes, to fully understand the steps involved, but in the end the cheese I made came out well.February 12, 2013
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