Do you like cheese? Do you like knowing exactly what is in your food? If so, you should consider making your own cheese! It is a fun and rewarding process, and the results are delicious. In this blog post, we will walk you through the benefits of cheese making at home. Keep reading to learn more!
Cheesemaking is a process that has been around for centuries. It is the craft of making cheese from milk. There are many benefits to making your own cheese, including the following:
Making your own cheese is a much cheaper option than buying store-bought cheese. The cost of ingredients for homemade cheese is cents on the dollar compared to the cost of pre-packaged cheese.
Know what is in your cheese
When you make your own cheese, you are in control of the ingredients that go into it. This means that you can avoid additives and preservatives, and you can choose organic ingredients if desired.
Create unique flavors
Cheesemaking allows you to experiment with different flavors and create your own unique cheese recipes. You can also customize the texture, flavor, and aroma of your cheese by adjusting the ingredients and fermentation time.
Gain skills and knowledge
When you make your own cheese, you gain skills and knowledge that can be used in other areas of cooking. Cheesemaking is a science, and it takes practice to perfect your recipes.
Cheese made at home is often of higher quality than store-bought cheese.
Store-bought cheese is often made with low-quality ingredients and preservatives. When you make your own cheese, you can be sure that only high-quality ingredients are used.
How do I make cheese?
Now that we have discussed some of the benefits of making your own cheese , let’s walk you through the tools and ingredients needed to make cheese at home. There are numerous cheese kits available and Mad Millie offers kits to make all cheeses.
The Artisan Cheese Kit has everything you need to create an array of delicious fresh and aged hard cheeses at home. Just add milk! No artificial flavours and preservative free. This deluxe beginners’ kit combines our hugely successful Fresh Cheese Kit, Italian Cheese Kit, hard cheeses, a cheese wax and melting bowl and the hard cheese press.
If Feta, Halloumi or cream cheese is your thing Mad Millie Fresh Cheese Kit provides you with everything you need to make an array of fresh artisan cheese at home. Just add fresh milk! This kit is ideal for beginners and makes up to 7kg (15lbs) of fresh cheese. All consumables can be purchased separately once used.
The Italian Cheese Kit has all the ingredients you need to make a variety of authentic Italian cheeses, including Mozzarella, Ricotta and Parmesan. This kit is perfect for beginner cheese-makers who want to try their hand at making some classic Italian favourites!
You can customize your cheese to fit your specific needs and preferences. For example, you can choose to make a hard or soft cheese, or you can add herbs and spices to create a unique flavor profile. For more information on cheese making kits visit our online store or contact us for more information.