Hurst, who’s been making cheese at home for over 20 years, adds to a wave of recent books that address cheese making at home, part of a bigger trend linking learning and appreciation for the craft of food with budgeting. She provides a good selection of achievable recipes, such as for chèvre and halloumi, which further benefit from the many handsome illustrations. The distribution of some important information to later chapters and placement of profiles of cheese makers in the middle of explanatory sections undermine the instructional function of the book and break the flow. Verdict Compared to other titles like Jody Farnham and Marc Druart’s The Joy of Cheesemaking, this guide is not as rigorous and places less emphasis on the science behind making cheese at home. Purchase only where cheese making is popular.—Peter Hepburn, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago (Library Journal)I responded readily to Janet’s book because it is so friendly, simple to follow, attractive to the eye, well researched and has a very personal touch. It’s like sitting down with her and, over a cup of coffee and a plate of hot out of the oven scones, having her share all of these wonderful experiences. Her passion for cheese is evident.http://www.chatterboxcheese.blogspot.com/
From the Back Cover
Here is everything you need to know to make cheese at home! The expert advice from experienced cheesemakers includes easy and basic recipes for butter, yogurt, mozzarella, and chèvre to advanced step-by-step how-to advice on the use of molds and aging your cheeses—from cheddar and brie to feta, blue cheese, and more artisanal cheeses. And there’s directions for crafting cheese with cow, goat, or sheep milk. Author Janet Hurst is a twenty-year veteran home cheesemaker and educator, as well as a goatkeeper. Plus 20 established artisanal cheesemakers share there hard-won advice, recommendations, and favorite recipes.
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Great book for us goat milk folks. Recipes are easy to understand and I’m looking forward to making more of them. Bucheron was my first try, and after one failure (too much salt) I have a lovely one that’s blooming nicely.
I love reading this beautiful book. Photos were wonderful and I enjoyed reading about other farmers. I will definitely be coming back to this book as a reference for the beginner cheesemaker.
My wife makes cheese at home from scratch. She has found this book to be a very useful recipe book that gives her great variety in what she produces!
- Title: Homemade Cheese: Recipes for 50 Cheeses from Artisan Cheesemakers
- Autor: Janet Hurst
- Publisher (Publication Date): Voyageur Press (March 3, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: | 0760338485
- ISBN-13: | 978-0760338483
- Download File Format: EPUB, PDF