Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking

The Ultimate Guide for Home-Scale and Market Producers
Author: Gianaclis Caldwell
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603583335
Category: Cooking
Page: 368
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The key to becoming a successful artisan cheesemaker is to develop the intuition essential for problem solving and developing unique styles of cheeses. There are an increasing number of books on the market about making cheese, but none approaches the intricacies of cheesemaking science alongside considerations for preparing each type of cheese variety in as much detail as Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking. Indeed, this book fills a big hole in the market. Beginner guides leave you wanting more content and explanation of process, while recipe-based cookbooks often fail to dig deeper into the science, and therefore don’t allow for a truly intuitive cheesemaker to develop. Acclaimed cheesemaker Gianaclis Caldwell has written the book she wishes existed when she was starting out. Every serious home-scale artisan cheesemaker—even those just beginning to experiment—will want this book as their bible to take them from their first quick mozzarella to a French mimolette, and ultimately to designing their own unique cheeses. This comprehensive and user-friendly guide thoroughly explains the art and science that allow milk to be transformed into epicurean masterpieces. Caldwell offers a deep look at the history, science, culture, and art of making artisan cheese on a small scale, and includes detailed information on equipment and setting up a home-scale operation. A large part of the book includes extensive process-based recipes dictating not only the hard numbers, but also the concepts behind each style of cheese and everything you want to know about affinage (aging) and using oils, brushes, waxes, infusions, and other creative aging and flavoring techniques. Also included are beautiful photographs, profiles of other cheesemakers, and in-depth appendices for quick reference in the preparation and aging room. Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking will also prove an invaluable resource for those with, or thinking of starting, a small-scale creamery. Let Gianaclis Caldwell be your mentor, guide, and cheering section as you follow the pathway to a mastery of cheesemaking. For the avid home hobbyist to the serious commercial artisan, Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking is an irreplaceable resource.

Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking

The Ultimate Guide for the Home-scale and Market Producer
Author: Gianaclis Caldwell
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603583327
Category: Cooking
Page: 345
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"Every serious home-scale artisan cheesemaker--even those just beginning to experiment--will want this book as their bible to take them from their first quick mozzarella, to a French mimolette, and ultimately to designing their own unique cheeses. This comprehensive and user-friendly guide thoroughly explains the art and science that allow milk to be transformed into epicurean masterpieces. Caldwell offers a deep look at the history, science, culture, and art of making artisan cheese on a small scale, and includes detailed information on equipment and setting up a home-scale operation. A large part of the book includes extensive process-based recipes dictating not only the hard numbers, but also the concepts behind each style of cheese and everything youwant to know about affinage (aging), and using oils, brushes, waxes, infusions, and other creative aging and flavoring techniques. Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking will also prove an invaluable resource for those with, or thinking of starting, a small-scale creamery. Let Gianaclis Caldwell be your mentor, guide, and cheering section as you follow the pathway to a mastery of cheesemaking"--

Artisan Cheese Making at Home

Techniques and Recipes for Mastering World-class Cheeses
Author: Mary Karlin
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 1607740087
Category: COOKING
Page: 247
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An expert explains how to make 100 different artisan cheeses--from ricotta and panir to tripe creme camembert and blue gouda--in a book that includes 50 full-color photos.

American Farmstead Cheese

The Complete Guide to Making and Selling Artisan Cheeses
Author: Paul Kindstedt,Vermont Cheese Council
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1931498776
Category: Cooking
Page: 276
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American Farmstead Cheese is the essential resource for aspiring and experienced cheesemakers. The book is packed with cheesemaking history, technique, artistry, and business strategies. Paul Kindstedt explores the rich traditions of European and early American cheeses and their influence on today's artisan and farmstead cheesemakers. Kindstedt combines his love for small scale cheese production with his scientific expertise to provide a wealth of practical resources.

The Small-Scale Dairy

The Complete Guide to Milk Production for the Home and Market
Author: Gianaclis Caldwell
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603585001
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 212
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Caldwell offers readers a balanced perspective on the current regulatory environment in which raw-milk lovers find themselves. Keepers of cows, goats, or sheep will benefit from information on designing a well-functioning small dairy, choosing equipment, and understanding myriad processes, including details about the business of making milk; managing the farm to create superior milk; understanding the microbiology of milk; and risk-reduction plans to have in place prior to selling raw milk.

Mastering Basic Cheesemaking

The Fun and Fundamentals of Making Cheese at Home
Author: Gianaclis Caldwell
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1771422076
Category: Cooking
Page: 160
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The craft of home cheesemaking is exploding in popularity. However, most "beginner" books are essentially loosely organized collections of recipes which lack a progressive approach to teaching the fundamentals of this exciting and satisfying traditional skill. Mastering Basic Cheesemaking provides a complete hands-on guide to making cheese and other fermented dairy products from scratch, geared toward helping the novice cheesemaker to develop the intuition and abilities to position them for success, especially in the real world of the home kitchen. This well-illustrated and clearly written practical guide assumes no prior experience on the part of the aspiring cheesemaker. Topics include: · Tips and secrets for essentials such as choosing milk and the differences between goat, cow, and sheep milk · Bonus recipes for exciting cheeses such as burrata, quick cheddar curds, and ghee · Options for choosing cultures, ingredients, and equipment to make home cheesemaking more affordable · How to age cheeses simply in any home refrigerator · Step-by-step encouragement and insight from a professional, artisan cheesemaker Whether you are a budding cheesemaker, avid do-it-yourselfer, foodie, homesteader, or cheese professional, this complete course in beginning cheesemaking from one of North America's foremost instructors is packed with everything you need to create delicious, nourishing, and beautiful classic cheeses and other dairy delights. Gianaclis Caldwell is the head cheesemaker and co-owner of Pholia Farm, well-known for its artisan, aged raw-milk cheeses, and for its educational offerings. She is the author of Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking, The Small-Scale Cheese Business, and The Small-Scale Dairy.

Making Artisan Cheese

Fifty Fine Cheeses That You Can Make in Your Own Kitchen
Author: Tim Smith
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1610581067
Category: Cooking
Page: 176
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Cheese is a sprawling, worldwide industry that has spawned interest among consumers in exploring fine cheeses. Now, you too can have your own slice of the trend. With this informative guide about home cheese making, you will be able to turn your kitchen into the perfect cheese laboratory, creating fresh, artisan cheese with flavor that will surpass that of any commercial product. With its inspiring, mouth-watering photographs, Making Artisan Cheese shares the secrets behind creating fifty types of cheeses, including mozzarella, feta, Swiss, cheddar, and Stilton. The book charts the best cheese and wine combinations and also provides you with information about other foods to pair the cheese with and how to store your creations to preserve their flavor and freshness.

Homemade Cheese

Recipes for 50 Cheeses from Artisan Cheesemakers
Author: Janet Hurst
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 1610601386
Category: Cooking
Page: 160
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DIVMaking cheese at home is one of the joys of a self-sufficient lifestyle, along with gardening, canning, and raising chickens. Author Janet Hurst is a twenty-year-veteran home cheesemaker, who shows you how to easily craft your own cheddar, feta, chèvre, mozzarella, and 50 more cheeses. Included are profiles of 20 artisan cheesemakers—from Cypress Grove, Vermont Butter and Cheese, Shelburne Farms, Does Leap, Pure Luck, and more—and their favorite recipes./div

The Art of Natural Cheesemaking

Using Traditional, Non-Industrial Methods and Raw Ingredients to Make the World's Best Cheeses
Author: David Asher
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603585796
Category: Cooking
Page: 320
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Including more than 35 step-by-step recipes from the Black Sheep School of Cheesemaking Most DIY cheesemaking books are hard to follow, complicated, and confusing, and call for the use of packaged freeze-dried cultures, chemical additives, and expensive cheesemaking equipment. For though bread baking has its sourdough, brewing its lambic ales, and pickling its wild fermentation, standard Western cheesemaking practice today is decidedly unnatural. In The Art of Natural Cheesemaking, David Asher practices and preaches a traditional, but increasingly countercultural, way of making cheese—one that is natural and intuitive, grounded in ecological principles and biological science. This book encourages home and small-scale commercial cheesemakers to take a different approach by showing them: • How to source good milk, including raw milk; • How to keep their own bacterial starter cultures and fungal ripening cultures; • How make their own rennet—and how to make good cheese without it; • How to avoid the use of plastic equipment and chemical additives; and • How to use appropriate technologies. Introductory chapters explore and explain the basic elements of cheese: milk, cultures, rennet, salt, tools, and the cheese cave. The fourteen chapters that follow each examine a particular class of cheese, from kefir and paneer to washed-rind and alpine styles, offering specific recipes and handling advice. The techniques presented are direct and thorough, fully illustrated with hand-drawn diagrams and triptych photos that show the transformation of cheeses in a comparative and dynamic fashion. The Art of Natural Cheesemaking is the first cheesemaking book to take a political stance against Big Dairy and to criticize both standard industrial and artisanal cheesemaking practices. It promotes the use of ethical animal rennet and protests the use of laboratory-grown freeze-dried cultures. It also explores how GMO technology is creeping into our cheese and the steps we can take to stop it. This book sounds a clarion call to cheesemakers to adopt more natural, sustainable practices. It may well change the way we look at cheese, and how we make it ourselves.

Home Cheese Making

Recipes for 75 Delicious Cheeses
Author: Ricki Carroll
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603421815
Category: Cooking
Page: 224
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In this home cheese making primer, Ricki Carrol presents basic techniques that will have you whipping up delicious cheeses of every variety in no time. Step-by-step instructions for farmhouse cheddar, gouda, mascarpone, and more are accompanied by inspiring profiles of home cheese makers. With additional tips on storing, serving, and enjoying your homemade cheeses, Home Cheese Making provides everything you need to know to make your favorite cheeses right in your own kitchen.

The Cheesemaker's Apprentice

An Insider's Guide to the Art and Craft of Homemade Artisan Cheese, Taught by the Masters
Author: Sasha Davies,David Bleckmann
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1610586212
Category: Cooking
Page: 176
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DIVHow to Make Your Own Handcrafted Cheese/divDIVLearn to make cheese from the masters. Pick up the fundamentals of cheese making, and then gain behind-the-scenes insight from 19 interviews with industry experts. This apprenticeship will teach you to take control of your ingredients and processes. Your results will be delicious./divDIVInside:/divDIV· All the basics you need to get started: ingredients, equipment, taxonomy, techniques, process, and how it works/divDIV· 16 illustrated, step-by-step recipes—for fresh cheese, washed curd, grana-style, blue cheese, and more—that will build your skills/divDIV· In-depth interviews on everything from the microbiology of cheese to making it to selling it—how cheese works, and how to make it work for you/divDIV· Tricks of the trade from experts on mozzarella, Cheddar, Comté, Parmigiano Reggiano, Stilton, and more/divDIV· Tips on selecting, handling, storing, tasting, and pairing cheese, so it will be presented perfectly whether your goal is to make it at home, sell it, or simply enjoy it/div

Practical Cheesemaking


Author: Kathy Biss
Publisher: Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781861265531
Category: Cooking
Page: 144
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Practical Cheesemaking gives detailed advice on all aspects of the complex cheesemaking process for both the commercial cheesemaker in the dairy and the enthusiastic amateur in the kitchen. Topics covered include necessary equipment and ingredients; scientific processes explained; hygiene and control tests; storage, grading, and packing; and some tempting cheese recipes. Whether you are making cheese for commercial reasons or simply for your own use, Practical Cheesemaking will help you to produce a cheese that you will be proud to serve or to sell.

The Science of Cheese


Author: Michael H. Tunick,Michael Tunick
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199922306
Category: Science
Page: 281
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Describes the science of cheese making, from chemistry to biology, in a lively way that is readable for both the food scientist and the artisanal hobbyist.

Cheesemaking Practice


Author: R. Andrew Wilbey,J.E. Scott,Richard K. Robinson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461558190
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 449
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When the late Reg Scott wrote the first edition of this book in 1981, his intention was 'to produce a script generally interesting to those readers requiring more information on cheese'. It was not conceived as a book that covered the most recent developments with respect to lipid or protein chemistry, for example, but rather it was hoped that the text would reveal cheesemaking as a fascinating, and yet technically demanding, branch of dairy science. The fact that the author had some 50 years' experience of cheesemaking gave the book a very special character, in that the 'art' of the traditional cheesemaker emerged as a system that, in reality, had a strong scientific basis. Today, cheesemaking remains a blend of'art and science' for, while much cheese is made in computer-controlled factories relying on strict standard ization to handle the large volumes of milk involved, the production oftop quality cheese still relies on the innate skill of the cheesemaker. It was considered appropriate, therefore, that this revised edition ofCheesemaking Practice should include, at one end of the spectrum, details of the latest technology for curd handling and, at the other, simple recipes for the production of farmhouse cheeses. Obviously a student of dairy science will need to consult other texts in order to complete his/her knowledge of the cheesemaking process, but if this revised edition stimulates its readers to delve more deeply, then the task of updating the original manuscript will have been worthwhile.

The Joy of Cheesemaking

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding, Making, and Eating Fine Cheese
Author: Jody M. Farnham
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1634501241
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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Here is an easy-to-understand, beautifully illustrated guide to making cheese. It includes a basic overview of cheese manufacturing and aging, from the raw ingredients to the final product, and much more. With clear instructions, gorgeous photographs, and a glossary, this comprehensive guide will teach readers all about the fascinating processes that produce different kinds of cheese. This mouthwatering guide also includes a chapter profiling America’s great contemporary artisanal cheesemakers and training programs. If you are drawn to the tradition of homemade and homegrown food, this book is for you. After you’ve made your own delicious cheese from scratch, this book will even show you how to pair it with complementary foods, drinks, and flavors. Impress friends, guests, and family members with your delicious new hobby! Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We’ve been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Cowgirl Creamery Cooks


Author: Peggy Smith,Sue Conley
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452126321
Category: Cooking
Page: 272
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Collecting the vast accumulated wisdom of two of the world's great cheesemakers, Cowgirl Creamery Cooks is one of those rare books that immediately asserts itself as an indispensible addition to the food lover's library. That's because Cowgirl Creamery Cooks is many things. It's an engrossing read that shares the story of the Cowgirls, but also of the rise of the organic food movement and creating an artisanal creamery. It's a primer on tasting, buying, storing, pairing, and appreciating all kinds of cheese that makes this a gorgeous gift for the cheese lover. And it's a sumptuous collection of recipes, with 75 appetizers, soups, salads, snacks, entrees, and desserts that showcase cow-, goat-, and sheep-milk cheese. Throughout, the glorious photographs of Hirsheimer & Hamilton portray myriad cheeses, finished dishes, and the landscapes and people who created them.

Holistic Goat Care

A Comprehensive Guide to Raising Healthy Animals, Preventing Common Ailments, and Troubleshooting Problems
Author: Gianaclis Caldwell
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 160358630X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 368
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Goats have provided humankind with essential products for centuries; indeed, they bear the noble distinction of being the first domesticated farm animal. From providing milk and meat for sustenance and fiber and hides for clothing and shelter to carrying packs and clearing brush, there isn't much that goats cannot do. Managing goats successfully requires an understanding of how nature designed them to thrive, including nutritional and psychological needs, as well as how to identify a problem and intercede before it's too late. For more than a decade, Gianaclis Caldwell and her family have operated Pholia Farm Creamery, an off-grid, raw milk goat cheese dairy. In Holistic Goat Care, Caldwell offers readers a comprehensive guide to maintaining a healthy herd of goats, whether they are dairy goats, meat goats, fiber goats, or pet goats. Holistic Goat Care will empower even novice goat owners to confidently diagnose and treat most of the ailments that goats might experience. For the experienced goat farmer, the book offers a depth of insight and approaches to treatment not found in any other book. Caldwell places special emphasis throughout on holistic, natural, and alternative approaches to caring for goats, including information on: Handling and managing goats using their natural instincts as an asset Developing good farm management practices such as appropriate housing and fencing systems and manure and mortality management Making feeding decisions based on understanding goats' ruminant digestive system and their evolutionary needs Growing forage and garden crops as feed and utilizing wild browse Troubleshooting health problems based on assessing symptoms Implementing advanced health procedures such as pain control, fecal testing, and transplanting rumen microbes from healthy to sick goats Diagnosing, treating, and preventing more than 75 common goat ailments Whether your herd is two or two hundred, this first-of-its-kind, comprehensive book will help you keep your goats healthy, safe, and productive and give you a deep and enjoyable insight into the wondrous creature that is the goat.

200 Easy Homemade Cheese Recipes

From Cheddar and Brie to Butter and Yogurt
Author: Debra Amrein-Boyes
Publisher: Robert Rose
ISBN: 9780778804659
Category: Cooking
Page: 408
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How to create artisanal-quality cheeses, butters and yogurts.

Home-Made Cheese

Artisan Cheesemaking Made Simple
Author: Paul Thomas
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780754832423
Category: Cooking
Page: 208
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Featuring 40 classic cheeses, including mozzarella, Cheddar, Stilton, Gouda, Brie and other popular varieties,this book tells you all you need to know about how to set up a home dairy. It covers the importance of foodsafety and hygiene; where and how to source milk; an accessible overview of the biochemical processes involved; and essential techniques such as milling, draining, pressing, salting, rind-washing, introducing moulds or yeasts, maturing and storing.With over 475photographs and a user-friendly troubleshooting section, this volume will enable you to develop the skills required,whatever your previous experience or level of expertise.

The Small-Scale Cheese Business

The Complete Guide to Running a Successful Farmstead Creamery
Author: Gianaclis Caldwell
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603585494
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 226
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Originally published in 2010 under the title The farmstead creamery advisor.