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Making Your Own Cheese: How to Make All Kinds of Cheeses in Your Own Home [Paperback]

Paul Peacock
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Book Description

29 Oct 2010
Not everyone can keep a cow, but everyone can make cheese.

This book shows you the very basic equipment needed to make your own cheese: the ingredients, including different milks, herbs and flavours; how to make a simple cheese; and how to produce some of the worlds speciality cheeses such as Roquefort, Brie and Edam.

You will find recipes for making many cheeses at home. Whether you are making a cheese cake, a ricotta-based pudding or a stonking salty blue, this book is a cheese lover s guide to making their own favourite food and there are some recipes for the biscuits to go with it, too.

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Spring Hill (29 Oct 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905862482
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905862481
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 17.2 x 21.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 87,817 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Our love affair with Lancashire extends to how people can live The Good Life, Almost exclusively, our writing and filming covers these topics - gardening, self sufficiency, making food, beekeeping and chicken keeping and the relationship we humans should have with our environment.

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'After giving us the once-over about the basics of cheese making, we then get to the nitty-gritty with Paul's wonderfully researched cheese-making recipes.' Rochdale Observer. 'This is a cracker of a book. Beautifully laid out and written. If you are considering developing your cheese making skills and becoming abit more self sufficient I thoroughly recommend this book.'

About the Author

Author Paul Peacock has been making cheese at home for many years.

He was inspired by his grandmother who made cheese every day of her life, collecting the milk from various sources in wartime Manchester, setting it by simply allowing the milk to sour, and washing, hanging and eating the resultant cheese on a sandwich for her evening meal.

Paul is also an expert on plants and gardening and writes as Mr. Digwell for the Daily Mirror`s Gardening Advice web site. He can be heard on BBC Gardener's Question Time and is the editor of Home Farmer magazine and author of many books, including Patio Produce, The Urban Hen, and with his wife, Diana Grandma`s Ways for Modern Days.

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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for novices 21 May 2012
I bought this having zero knowledge of cheesemaking hoping it would be a good beginners book but found that it lacked in giving a good understanding of how different cheeses are made as well as lacking in precise instruction for a novice.
For example, 1 sachet of mesophilic starter is called for at the start of most recipes but the sachet I bought is enough for 100 litres of milk! A few more paragraphs explaining about starters would have made the world of difference.
Blue Stilton calls for the curds to be "washed" (whatever a wash is) with a 100ml Penicillium roqueforti solution while other Blue cheeses the Penicillium roqueforti is mixed at the start with the milk and starter. Why? Some are left for 45 minutes after adding rennet, some for an hour. Some are heated to 30 initially, others to 34. I can follow recipes but without an explanation of what I'm doing I will never really understand how to make cheese.
When I have some more experience and understanding then maybe it'll be a good book to return to for recipes but for now I'll have to move to cheesemaking forums.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars helpful enough 17 July 2012
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I bought this based on reviews of others and as a complete cheesemaking novice. There is enough information given to produce cheese and on that basis I think it is a good purchase. I have only made cheddar so far and although I had a few questions during the production process it would seem, from the end result, that the instructions given are adequate if you also apply common sense.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheesemaking for all levels !! 4 Sep 2012
By moyo165
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I bought this book, by chance, as I had no idea whatsoever, of where to start, with regards to cheesemaking.
Within four weeks, I made two seperate lots of Cheddar cheese. The first one, which I have just tasted, is most certainly a very passable cheese indeed.
Paul takes you through each stage, with words of simpathy. It is almost as though he is there with you, step by step and stage by stage. He covers subjects like, the history, how to, what you need and what various ingredient do, and why?
The book also includes, a huge variety of cheeses. Cheeses to suit all palettes from the mildest, all the way through to, potentially, the strongest.
I cannot speak more highly of the book. Although, if I were to have any critisism, at all, then it would be that, there are no recommended suppliers or resources. But then, that is only nit-picking.
An excellent book, for all levels of ability.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 copies of make your own cheese - paul peacock 29 Nov 2012
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only a third of the book was actual cheese making recipes, a third of the book were recipes using the cheese that you had made and the final third was all about cheese processes. I would have like more recipes for hard cheese and parmesan, which, although mentioned in a very small passage did not feature in the index at all. Having said all this the book is good value for 9.99
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23 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Making your own cheese 24 Dec 2010
We found the instructions in this book very clear, and easy to understand. The recipes are mouth watering and very tasty. This book is not only a very good read but, would help children understand all about cheese
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I kept it 11 Dec 2013
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I ordered this by mistake because it was already included in the Cheese making kit I bought for someone else. It was such an informative book that I kept it for myself.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good 21 Aug 2013
By Puzzle
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Very informative and a useful guide to anyone wanting to start making cheese at home. I have used it already
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy To Follow No Nonsense Cheesemaking Book 16 May 2011
This is a really useful book for anyone interested in making cheese at home.

Packed full of easy to follow techniques and recipes.

Well put together and very informative.

Highly recommended.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of Money
I currently use a goat’s cheese recipe that works every time, I thought I would try the one in this book, it was a disaster. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mc Wilson
3.0 out of 5 stars For the cheese lover not the cheese maker
I bought this book with the idea of starting to make my own cheeses, while it is an interesting read and has some recipes for making cheese I just found it too short on detail... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Gi Forks
4.0 out of 5 stars Have a friend who wants to get into cheese making
Brought as a gift - the introduction and background to the book on line appeared to met the requirements for someone looking to make cheese for the first time - easy instruction... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kevin John Longhurst
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
Welcomes the beginner and ambitious cheese-maker to the secrets of this fine art. Interesting Recipes with easy to find ingredients. inspires for new ideas.
Published 8 months ago by THOMAS D. MARKOPOULOS
4.0 out of 5 stars Clear and informative
I have not yet attempted to make any of the cheeses discussed in this book, as I am yet to buy then necessary equipment and supplies. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Bearman
4.0 out of 5 stars satisfied
many recipes inside. Seems like several cheese could be made with other ingredients than listed in the book, no colored pictures inside, that's why I give only 4 stars. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Simone Isabella Kanz
5.0 out of 5 stars easy cheese making
I bought this book to help my husband and I to make our own cheese. It is clear and easy to follow with ingredients readily available.
Published 10 months ago by Ann Caprio
4.0 out of 5 stars OK but a bit thin
Bought this book as I thought that the booklet that came with my cheese making kit from Moorlands was a tad thin and only covered about 3 or 4 basic recipes. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Steven P. Carter
4.0 out of 5 stars Fairly comprehensive beginners book
This book is a good reference, but the dependance on sachets of mesophillic starters is a bit off putting. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Violet Barnes
5.0 out of 5 stars Present for Sister in Law and her hubby
I bought this to go with some nice wine for a Christmas present. We didn't know but they had just got into cheese making so this book came in handy!
Published 12 months ago by S. M. Howard
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