All posts tagged "cheese"

  • camembert rind
    Why Your Camembert Isn’t Growing White Mold

    With cheese making, there are a couple of real ‘buzz moments’ for me. The first is when I get a really good, firm curd and get a strange satisfaction from cutting it in clean, neat lines. The other...

    • Posted December 17, 2012
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  • vacuum seal cheese
    Preserving Methods | Vacuum Sealing

    Once upon a time there was only cling film, and sandwich bags. Then someone found a way to take the concept of those two items and invented a product which didn’t just cover your food in plastic, but...

    • Posted June 15, 2012
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  • cheese salt
    Age Does Matter – Aging Homemade Cheese

    This post is Part 8 of the continued basic home cheese making instructions. See the Curd Nerd Beginner Page for previous parts. It’s not always true what they say, that age doesn’t matter. For cheese, it most...

    • Posted May 8, 2012
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  • 3 More Cheese Recipes, And A New Feature

    There have been a few changes around the Curd-Nerd household lately. One of which has allowed me to spend a little more time on my home cheese making. I recently left my full time job and have...

    • Posted April 24, 2012
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  • Cheese Salt
    Making Home Cheese Making Cheaper

    When you first start home cheese making, it is easy to end up spending a lot of money on all the equipment you feel like you have to have to make great cheese. There are cultures and...

    • Posted March 19, 2012
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  • QA6 – Why Didn’t My Curd Knit Together?

    If you’ve ever pressed a cheese and ended up with curd that has failed to knit together, you’ll know how disappointing this dilemma is. I certainly do! The point of pressing your cheese is to not only...

    • Posted January 29, 2012
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  • Bandaging Cheese – Another Way To Preserve

    If you feel so inclined to play with some older, traditional methods of preserving cheese, ‘bandaging’ is an interesting and fun technique to try out. It is also a more natural method that will appeal to those not...

    • Posted November 12, 2011
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  • Lipase – A Helpful Busy Little Enzyme

    What is Lipase? If you are new to the hobby of cheese making, you might have no idea, just as I didn’t when I first started out. I had never heard of it in any context and...

    • Posted October 19, 2011
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