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SuperiorBrew 01-22-2008 02:22 AM

Anyone make cheese?
I needed to place an order from AHB and I am so stocked up with brew ingredients I diddnt just want to order a $12 item so I seen this and thought what the hell:

Basic Hard Cheese Kit [01686]

The Basic Hard Cheese Kit makes nine different cheeses: Farmhouse Cheddar, Gouda, Monterey Jack, Feta, Cottage Cheese, Colby, Parmesan and Ricotta. With this kit you can make your own additive and preservative-free cheeses. The kit comes with a detailed recipe booklet outlining all the steps in the cheesemaking process. This kit lasts about 2 years in the refrigerator and makes up to 30 pounds of cheeses.

The basic hard cheese kit contains:

One cheese mold
Vegetable cheese rennet
Mesophilic starter
Thermophilic starter
Dairy thermometer
1/2 oz. calcium chloride
Reusable cheesecloth

Beerrific 01-22-2008 02:25 AM

Oh, I have been meaning to start a thread like this. I got a basic kit for Christmas and am going to be making some cheese this week. Interested to hear what others say...

homebrewer_99 01-22-2008 02:26 AM

Cut? Yes. ;) Made? No!! :D

Nurmey 01-22-2008 02:57 AM

Keep us informed how it goes. I've had that in my shopping basket several times but haven't purchased yet.

Sean 01-22-2008 02:58 AM

Oh you are going to be amazed at how much milk it takes to make a pound of cheese.


Spyk'd 01-22-2008 03:31 AM

Heh, 'hard cheese'...

Sounds like an ex-forum-member...


Sean 01-22-2008 03:34 AM

Is cheese no longer around?

Yuri_Rage 01-22-2008 03:45 AM


Originally Posted by Sean
Is cheese no longer around?

Nope. He had a bit of a blowout with the site admin and moderators, and he's not allowed around these parts anymore.

shafferpilot 01-22-2008 04:00 AM

As far as the volume of milk thing: it'll help to use whole milk. Or fresh cow or even goat milk if you have any farms nearby.

DraconianHand 01-22-2008 09:57 AM

My girlfriend and I just made mozzarella from an AHS kit. Not too bad, but we need a bit of practice to get the technique down. The hard cheese kit sounds interesting.

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