Happy Cheese Makers Since 1978
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    Considered to be the "Bible of home cheese makers", this book may be bought by itself or as part of our Starter Special (AGSD). There are 75 cheese recipes, 25 other dairy recipes, Q&A, stories about cheese makers and lots more. 

    DESCRIPTION:  "Home Cheese Making", by Ricki Carroll (278 pages, paperback) will help to take the complexity out of home cheese making. Ricki explains easily the procedures to follow from the very first batch. This book will help you understand equipment, usage, preparing starter cultures, using rennet, controlling temperature and storage of your finished cheeses. There are stories about artisanal as well as home cheese makers, recipes for using your cheeses, hints on how to cut your cheese, recipes from customers and much, much more. You will find an easy-to-follow format with illustrations, charts, glossary and a troubleshooting guide. This book is a must for all who want to maker their own cheese in the comfort of their own kitchen!!!!

    A Note from a happy customer:
    Hey Ricki and Crew,
    I just had to write and rave for a couple of minutes about how amazing you are! I started with Ricki's book, and have been gathering supplies and experimenting like a Crazed (bio)Chemist. Tonight was the first tasting of my first cheddar and jack cheeses. Your on-line jack details make the most amazing jack on Earth! Thank you so much for being my introduction into this wonderful hobby.
    Lotsa Love,
    Jacob Seitz, Salt Lake City

    Overall Customer Rating of 4 Reviews:

    Not so great

    I was hoping for a little more, but this reads like most amateur recipes you will find on internet forums. There is no technical information, like WHY we are doing this step or that step and why the results might be if you vary it this way or that way, no PH targets, pressing weights are only give in "pounds" (which is a useless measure not knowing the area of your mold), sometimes just bad information (like how long to brine your gouda for). The result is that you are going to get wildly varying results and there is simply not enough information here to make good/consistent cheese without a lot of trial and error or learning from other sources. Save you money and consult the forums.


    Cheese Making is Not Easy

    I purchased this book in order to take the plunge into cheese making. This book convinced me not to start. The combination of mandatory low temperatures and absolute sterile environment sounded unreal for most people's homes unless you live further north. I was disappointed.

    Raw Milkless, Montana

    In the Know

    I am not normally one to mark inside a book but this book is getting margin marks, underlines and general used-edness. Love the idea of making cheese in my kitchen and I see it as not a possibility but reality now that I am in the know.

    I love you, cheese, and Ricki!


    A Must For Any Cheesemaker!

    This book takes pride of place in my cheesemaking book collection! It is a must have for anybody who really wants to make some seriously superb cheese. Clearly written with loads of recipes that gets you dreaming of your next cheese creation.

    Love it & thank you Ricki.