viii, 247 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"A contemporary guide to making 100 artisan cheeses at home--from classic favorites to popular, modern varieties--written by cheese-making authority Mary Karlin. In recent years there has been an explosion in the artisan cheese movement and a kitchen crafting revival. Artisan Cheese Making at Home inspires and encourages do-it-yourselfers with approachable, easy-to-follow instructions to produce mouthwatering cheese at home. From quick and satisfying ricotta and panir to higher payoff cheeses like triple creme camembert, tallegio, and blue gouda--all of the featured cheeses can be made with readily available milks and common kitchen equipment. While most other cheese books take a homey approach to cheese making, this comprehensive, four-color tome embraces the full range of contemporary artisan-style cheeses and is destined to become a modern classic. Written by an experienced cooking teacher and filled with cheese-making tips from some of today's most influential cheese makers, Artisan Cheese Making at Home proves that hand-crafting cheese is not only easy, but also a fascinating and rewarding process"-- Provided by publisher.
"A contemporary guide to making 100 artisan cheeses at home, with an extensive primer on ingredients, equipment, and techniques"--Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Cheese making basics: equipment, ingredients, processes, and techniques -- Beginning cheese making: fresh direct-acidification cheeses, cultured dairy products, fresh culture-ripened cheeses, and salt-rubbed and brined cheeses -- Intermediate cheese making: stretched-curd and semisoft, firm, and hard cheeses -- More advanced cheese making: bloomy-rind and surface-ripened cheeses, washed-rind and smeared-rind cheeses, and blue cheeses -- Cooking with artisan cheeses.