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Just getting started

Hi, y'all!  I'm new to the group, and I'd love to try my hand at making my own cheese.  What's a good, basic recipe to start out with?  Tha…

Started by Lisa Henson

2 Feb 18, 2015
Reply by Kori P.

Making a Pressed Kefir Cheese

Last week I made a pound of kefir cheese using the kefir and heat for coagulation instead of rennet. It's a cotija-like cheese that crumble…

Started by Mary Vivit

3 Jul 20, 2013
Reply by Mary Vivit

is icebath really needed to chill pasturized milk?

Hello there, I've been pasteurizing my goats milk for cheddar for a couple of weeks now. Spending $4. for ice every time I pasteurize 2 gal…

Started by Febasina

5 Jul 20, 2013
Reply by Mary Vivit

My dog ate my cheese!

I've a small wheel of pasteurized, goats milk, farmhouse cheddar, pressed Saturday. Had it out on the counter to dry before waxing, my litt…

Started by Febasina

3 Jun 26, 2013
Reply by Febasina

Easy cheesy! Pressed cheeses from any kind of curd.

Personally, I start with kefir; if it separates into curds and whey to the extent that it's not delicious to drink, I make a cheese. First…

Started by Todd Van Horne

2 Nov 27, 2012
Reply by tvanhorne

How active is this group?

I am new to homegrown.org, I found it through our Kickstarter project (building a cheese cave to expand our production and open up space to…

Started by Vicky Brown

4 Apr 23, 2012
Reply by rachel whetzel

Making Spanish Cheeses - Hispanico and Iberico

Ricki The Cheese Queen's newsletter has another good one today! Making Spanish Cheeses The Hispanico cheese for this month will be made…

Started by Cornelia

1 Feb 27, 2012
Reply by Simona

Private Cheesemaking Lessons and help support a new farm/cheesemaker

Hello everyone! I am offering private cheesemaking lessons through my kickstarter fundraising project... go to kickstarter.com and look for…

Started by Andrea Davis

2 Oct 11, 2011
Reply by Andrea Davis

Homemade yogurt - a waste of energy?

I just made some for the first time with some local milk and it is beyond delicious. Next Im trying cheese - again for the first time. How…

Started by mary

12 Jun 25, 2011
Reply by DAVID

Homemade Cottage Cheese recipes

  I asked around on Twitter this morning and received this link to Mother Earth News recipe.   Then just discovered this recipe from the Un…

Started by Cornelia

2 Apr 22, 2011
Reply by Lynn S



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