Book Review

Mastering Basic Cheesemaking by Gianaclis Caldwell – eBook Review

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Full Disclosure: I provided several pictures for this eBook, which I was given a free copy of, but have received no monetary compensation for this review . The views about this book are mine and mine alone.

Gianaclis Caldwell, author of Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking and award-winning cheesemaker at Pholia Farm, as come out with an eBook that takes the knowledge and skills that are passed on in her earlier book and gears it towards the beginner home cheesemakers. It covers the basics, including understanding ingredients and cheesemaking tools.  It even talks about how to create your own cheese fridge and how to vacuum seal cheese for aging.  This is a fun book to read and is divided into stages  that promote a progressive learning of cheesemaking and is a great reference book for anyone wanting to learn how to make cheese.  It is only available on Kindle, but you can get a free app on the iTunes store for iPads so you can read it.  You can get the book here.

Our next challenge for the League of YEG Home Cheesemakers is a washed curd so I chose to make a Colby using the recipe in the eBook. (more…)

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Everyone Needs The Art Of Natural Cheesemaking by David Asher

I first heard of David Asher when he contacted me about the Canadian Amateur Cheesemaking Awards, back in June.   After a few emails back and forth and a little research about his Black Sheep School of Cheesemaking and then heard that he was writing a book about the way he makes cheese.   After reading a bit about his book on Chelsea Green Publishing Website I knew this was a must have for my collection of cheesemaking books.

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