When I last wrote, I asked for your help in sharing with the Curd Nerd readers what other home cheese makers are using to ripen and age their cheeses.
There comes a time when most home cheese makers decide to move on from making fresh cheeses, to aged cheeses, but one thing that often holds them back is the seemingly difficult task of creating the right aging environment for their cheeses to maturein.
But it really doesn’t have to be that hard, or too expensive. Read more
Many new home cheese makers are surprised to discover that you don’t need a whole lot of fancy, technical equipment to make cheese.
Sure, you can go all out and buy the best of the best and get everything you could possibly want and need to make cheese, but you can also start making cheese with just a few basic tools and the right ingredients, and without spending a whole lot of money. Read more
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 Rennet to buy, stockpots and thermometers, pH meters and curd knifes, cheese cloth and molds and a press for hard cheeses.
Plus the price of good milk alone can be quite frightening!
And what if for some reason you end up deciding not to make cheese any more? Then you’ve spent good money that will go to waste.
Well there is no need to break the bank when you first start making cheese. You can easily save yourself a bit of money when you are first testing the waters of cheese making as a hobby, by altering or re-purposing common household items into cheese making equipment. Read more