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.
In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Home Cheese Making: Recipes for 75 Homemade Cheeses." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
The discovery of cheese is a narrative at least 8,000 years old, dating back to the Neolithic era. Yet, after all of these thousands of years we are still finding new ways to combine the same four basic ingredients - milk, bacteria, salt, and enzymes - into new and exciting products with vastly different shapes, sizes, and colors, and equally complex and varied tastes, textures, and, yes, aromas. In fact, after a long period of industrialized, processed, and standardized cheese, cheesemakers, cheesemongers, affineurs, and most of all consumers are rediscovering the endless variety of cheeses across cultures. The Oxford Companion to Cheese is the first major reference work dedicated to cheese, containing 855 A-Z entries on cheese history, culture, science, and production. From cottage cheese to Camembert, from Gorgonzola to Gruy?re, there are entries on all of the major cheese varieties globally, but also many cheeses that are not well known outside of their region of production. The concentrated whey cheeses popular in Norway, brunost, are covered here, as are the traditional Turkish and Iranian cheeses that are ripened in casings prepared from sheep's or goat's skin. There are entries on animal species whose milk is commonly (cow, goat, sheep) and not so commonly (think yak, camel, and reindeer) used in cheesemaking, as well as entries on a few highly important breeds within each species, such as the Nubian goat or the Holstein cow. Regional entries on places with a strong history of cheese production, biographies of influential cheesemakers, innovative and influential cheese shops, and historical entries on topics like manorial cheesemaking and cheese in children's literature round out the Companion's eclectic cultural coverage. The Companion also reflects a fascination with the microbiology and chemistry of cheese, featuring entries on bacteria, molds, yeasts, cultures, and coagulants used in cheesemaking and cheese maturing. The blooms, veins, sticky surfaces, gooey interiors, crystals, wrinkles, strings, and yes, for some, the odors of cheese are all due to microbial action and growth. And today we have unprecedented insight into the microbial complexity of cheese, thanks to advances in molecular biology, whole-genome sequencing technologies, and microbiome research. The Companion is equally interested in the applied elements of cheesemaking, with entries on production methodologies and the technology and equipment used in cheesemaking. An astonishing 325 authors contributed entries to the Companion, residing in 35 countries. These experts included cheesemakers, cheesemongers, dairy scientists, anthropologists, food historians, journalists, archaeologists, and on, from backgrounds as diverse as the topics they write about. Every entry is signed by the author, and includes both cross references to related topics and further reading suggestions. The endmatter includes a list of cheese-related museums and a thorough index. Two 16-page color inserts and well over a hundred black and white images help bring the entries to life. This landmark encyclopedia is the most wide-ranging, comprehensive, and reliable reference work on cheese available, suitable for both novices and industry insiders alike.
Author: David Asher
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date: 2015-07-08
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 Outlaw Cheesemaker, 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 Super Easy Vegan Cheese Cookbook offers the simplest, no-fail recipes for the taste, texture, and cheesiness you crave. Vegan cheese making has come a long way from hard-to-find ingredients and specialty equipment. In the Super Easy Vegan Cheese Cookbook, you'll find the easiest recipes to make rich and creamy homemade vegan cheeses--and rival traditional cheese in any taste test. From Zesty Dijon Cheddar to Roasted Garlic Pistachio Cheese, this vegan cheese cookbook serves up plant-based alternatives to classic cheeses along with new favorites using nuts, coconut, and even cauliflower. Requiring nothing more advanced than a blender and using few, easy-to-find ingredients, the Super Easy Vegan Cheese Cookbook has everything you need to bring the craft of cheese making to your kitchen. The Super Easy Vegan Cheese Cookbook includes: A fool-proof introduction to vegan cheese making that outlines basic ingredients, kitchen set-up, pantry staples, ingredient prep, best practices, and storage tips. Easy recipes that use staple ingredients and equipment to make homemade vegan cheese affordable and doable. 75 classic and new vegan cheeses for cheese sauces and spreads, soft cheese, semihard pressed cheeses, hard and aged cheeses, and fermented, cultured cheeses. Enjoy your favorite cheeses--and make them too--with the simple, straightforward recipes from the Super Easy Vegan Cheese Cookbook.
Author: Anna Jones
Publisher: Mosaik Verlag
Release Date: 2017-03-20
Vegetarisch kochen muss nicht kompliziert sein! Anna Jones, der Shootingstar der vegetarischen Küche, stellt 150 schnelle Rezepte vor, die im Handumdrehen zubereitet sind und einfach köstlich schmecken. Ihre raffinierten Gerichte für jeden Tag sind in nur 15, 20, 30 oder 40 Minuten auf dem Tisch. Dazu gibt es jede Menge schnelle Frühstücksideen, Desserts und Rezepte für die Vorratsküche. Unkomplizierte Zubereitung, unglaublicher Geschmack – so kocht man heute!