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Goat Cheese with Ash

The history of ash in cheesemaking goes back hundreds of years to its use as a method to protect the surface of young cheese. As years passed, they later discovered that it also greatly improved the surface molds and how they grew on fresh cheeses for ripening.

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Butterkäse

The mild flavor and soft texture make this an ideal cheese for the table. I am sure that a lot of those requests that came to me for this recipe came from folks who grew up with this as the “go to” cheese at home when young (or not so young).

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Yogurt: Medicinal Food on the Homestead

Early in life, I had become familiar with yogurt dishes on our homestead on the western prairies of Canada. However, during that era of my life it was not my favorite food. That was to come later, when I gained wisdom.

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Vegetable Rennet vs. Animal Rennet in Cheese
March 14, 2019 · · Home Dairy

When making cheese, rennet usually isn’t optional. But, though they do the same thing, animal and vegetable rennet have very different beginnings.

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Chèvre Cheese With Rascleberry Appetizer
March 14, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Add to Favorites Chèvre cheese is a soft mild cheese made from goat milk. It is a simple two ingredient recipe, perfect for the beginning cheesemaker like myself. The first …

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A DIY Homemade Cheese Press Plan
March 14, 2019 · · Home Dairy

This homemade cheese press plan will get you off to a great start when you’re ready to tackle pressed cheeses with your milk.

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Making Goat Cheese with Surplus Milk
March 14, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Add to Favorites Got Milk? Make Cheese! Making goat cheese is an easy way to use that surplus milk for your family. When raising goats for milk, once the babies …

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7 Easy Recipes for Making Goat Cheese
March 14, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Add to Favorites Getting started making goat cheese? Try these recipes first! If you’ve never made cheese, start with the quick & easy cheeses that need minimal equipment and ingredients …

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How to Make Mozzarella Cheese in Seven Easy Steps
March 14, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Add to Favorites You can learn how to make mozzarella cheese, start to finish, within thirty minutes. It’s so easy you can do it while crafting the rest of your …

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How to Make Paneer Cheese
March 14, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Add to Favorites Knowing how to make paneer cheese was a crucial skill for some Indian and Pakistani families. It provided quick, safe vegetarian protein to round out a healthy …

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