I love cheese. Whenever I eat pizzas, I love to have lots of cheese on it. I seldom make pizzas but when I do, I will topped it with lots and lots of cheese. Some people will baulk at the excess of cheese but not me! I love cheese but not the smelly type of cheese. Even though I love to eat cheese, I have never thought of making cheese.
Recently, I came across an article about homemade cheese and I was wondering whether it is worth the trouble making our own cheese instead of buying cheese from the cold storage. So far the interest of making homemade cheese has not yet been birth in my heart but I was interested to find what are the steps involved and the ingredients and equipment needed to make cheese in our own kitchen. Who knows, if the process is simple and the equipment is not too expensive, I may want to learn to make cheese too.
I went online to search for tips for making delicious homemade cheese. Surprisingly, there were a few cheese makers sharing on their website on how to make great and delicious cheese. There are many types of cheese making kits available online and the price is quite reasonable if you are really serious in wanting to learn to make cheese.
There is special kit for each type of cheese such as Camembert, Brie, Mozzarella, Cheddar, Couda, Blue Cheese, Chevre, Butter, Feta, and Ricotta. Some of these kits can be used for more than one type of cheese. The cheese making kit is affordable and it is a great and fun way to kick start a cheese making project for yourself or you can even gift it to someone dear to you to introduce them to cheese making.
Most of the websites offer about 24 types of cheese kits to choose from and each cheese making kit is complete with everything needed to make a gorgeous batch of cheese. The kit includes the starter culture, cheese strainer, cheese rennet, calcium chloride, and cheese moulds and others to help you get started on your cheese making project. These kits are convenient especially for first timers, saving them the time to search for the right ingredients.
Cheese making begins with spoiled milk, and it results in cheese. Cheese making must go through the steps of culturing, coagulating, draining, scalding, and mold ripening. The cheese flavors, aromas, or textures are produced through the process and altering of various controls.
These cheese makers through their own experiences came up with the methods to make the tangy, salt or creamy cheese most of us love. To make great cheese, cultures, mold, and rennet are the basic ingredients used in making all types of cheese. The type of cultures and rennet used, together with the mold will determine the taste of the cheese. You will need to choose the rennet to work for your cheese’s aging time. Liquid rennet works for cheese that will only be aged for a few months, while the tablet rennet works for longer aged cheese. There are also vegetarian and kosher-friendly options available.