(Part 2 of a series of 5 articles)
Mold ripened cheeses have distinct colors, tastes, and textures thanks to various bacterial cultures of Penicillium. The most familiar mold ripened cheeses are Brie, Gorgonzola and other Blue cheeses such as Stilton, Camembert and Cambozola. Each variation employs Penicillium bacteria to create unique flavors during the ripening or curd forming process. Continue reading
(Part 1 of a series of 5 articles)
George R.R. Martin, author of the popular “A Game of Thrones” series, quipped, “Give me a good sharp knife and a good sharp cheese and I’m a happy man.” We are inclined to agree with Mr. Martin but let us not forget about the fresh, delectable non-fermented cheeses. Continue reading
Summer is just around the corner and it’s time for summer celebrations to begin! Outdoor grilling is a summer activity that Americans look forward to, and chances are you are one of the many who enjoy showing off their grilling skills during the warmer months.
Your grilled entrees will obviously need side dishes and tasty accompaniments, and cheese is a delicious choice. Whether you buy cheese or make your own with a cheese making kit, pairing grilled foods, side dishes and summertime beverages with cheese is easy. All you need to do is follow some basic guidelines. Continue reading
Cheese is a tasty and popular food all around the world. It’s not known exactly where cheese first originated, but today we have a variety of different cheese types to enjoy. Many are made from different kinds of milks, and the techniques used to make them are different, depending on the kind of cheese being made. Cheeses are currently grouped by the production methods used to create them, and from there a great number of cheese sub-groups. In this post, I’ll tell you more about different cheeses, and what makes them unique.
Fresh cheese is simply cheese that has not been fermented. These cheeses are generally made without preservatives. This category includes cottage cheese, mozzarella, cheeses made from whey, and other varieties. Fresh cheeses are usually soft and mild, and can be characterized by their spread-ability. Often, age is a factor in how they taste. Continue reading
Here in The Cheesemaker Blog you will find information on topics such as cheese making supplies and equipment. You will also read great tips on choosing the best rennet with our various cheese making kits.