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…)
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.
After several months and many edits, I have finally finished my first eBook. For now the only way to get it is to take one of my private cheese making lessons, but I am working on setting up direct sales through my website, and eventually iBooks etc. For now here are a few screen captures for you.
I want to thank my friends Kris for being my editor and my friend Heidi for designing the new logo.
Stay tuned for more announcements about Much To Do About Cheese eBooks and possibly some other goodies.
Most people I have come across in the cheese making world have heard of Debra Amrein-Boyes’ book “200 Easy Homemade Cheese Recipes”, it was one of the first books I read when I started making cheese. In September of this year an updated second edition was released with some new information including a new trouble shooting guide and a few more. It was a freezing night when the courier dropped off my package and I could not wait to start reading this new book. (more…)