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It was fun and tasty!
It was fun and tasty! I bought your cheese making kit in 2006 or 2007 and made cheese a few times. It was fun and tasty. At the time I was trying to get pregnant and having some setbacks. I hoped and prayed that someday I'd be able to make cheese with my children. Since then God has blessed me richly with 2 wonderful children. My son and I went on a field trip to a local dairy last Friday morning and made mozzarella that afternoon. It was everything I dreamed of...he loved it and we both ate so much cheese! Even my 11 month old enjoyed some too. I was very happy that all the ingredients still worked after 5 years of sitting in my pantry/freezer.
I saw your site several years ago and have been making cheese ever since!
I saw your site several years ago and have been making cheese ever since! Not until this Dec when I came to find Kilgus farmstead non-homogenized milk did my cheese become really cheese. A noticeable difference. I had been using powdered milk with cream, a costly way to make cheese. Kilgus is in northern Illinois and delivers milk to a local farmer in Trenton Il who makes yogurt within 48 hours of milking his cows. Both the milk from Kilgus and the yogurt from Windcrest Dairy have been a great find. Will send pictures of some of my other cheeses but right now I’m working on the Gorgonzola Picante. The last picture is about 3 weeks old. Thanks for your site I enjoy reading it all and trying the recipes!
Ordered Thursday, got here today (Monday)!
Ordered Thursday, got here today (Monday)! Thanks for the super-fast shipping. My first batch of yogurt is setting up as we speak.
We are looking forward to a 'cultured' experience...
Thank you very much for such swift service.
Ricki & Crew,
Thank you very much for such swift service. Getting a first hand view of what you were taking about with “ultra-pastuerized.” Every milk but one in our store in Endicott, NY and 1/2 & 1/2 are UP. I spent the first 16 years of my life on a guernsey dairy farm, and to see what has happened since breaks my heart. I purchased your book, Home Cheese Making at Barnes & Noble, before I sent my order to you, but plan on many more purchases.... I’m nearing 72 yrs old. I was grateful for your info on using powdered milk & UP 1/2 & 1/2. That will help until I find fresh milk again, nearby.
...all the best!
Thank you for your wonderful site!
Oh, thank you for your wonderful site! My wife and I refer to it to double check one detail or another on just about every batch we make. It's a great blend of step-by-step recipe and under-the-hood science. And unlike many other informative web sites, I can actually find what I'm looking for on yours.
Even though we're on opposite sides of the continent, we get all of our cheese making supplies from you!
I only wish we weren't on the other side of the country (Seattle). Of course, I'm being glass half empty there. I should be glad that even though we're on opposite sides of the continent, we can still get all of our cheese making supplies from you.
Thanks, and enjoy the spring!
Saturday was my fourth time that I made the Creme Fraiche.
Saturday was my fourth time that I made the Creme Fraiche. This time I tried to do it from memory and I was not able to recount the measurements. Instead of one quart of half-and-half, I used the whole half gallon with one packet. Guess what? It came out great, solid. No complaints!
Wow, it was yabba-licious! Yummy to my tummy!
My two grandchildren boys enjoyed my dessert Fresh Strawberries with Creme Fresh topped with pure Vermont Maple Syrup. Wow, it was yabba-licious! Yummy to my tummy!
Wow - that is really FAST service, thank you, Ricki!
Wow - that is really FAST service, thank you, Ricki! Your website is delightful. Glad I found you and ordered from you and thanks for having the Yogotherm in stock. A friend has the same Yogotherm (for many years) and swears by it. I tried making yogurt in my crock pot; and it came out ok; but the Yogotherm is easier and makes thicker yogurt every time. Keep up the good work, Cheese Queen... your Halloween costume must be awesome.
This is the third time I have made creme fraiche at home.
Each time I made it I had great success with your product. This time I served the creme fraiche as a dessert. Here is my easy recipe. Mix creme fraiche with sugar or honey. On one side of a Honey Graham cookie, put as much as you want the creme fraiche. Smother the creme so it covers the entire cookie end-to-end. Drizzle some Apricot or Strawberry Syrup on the creme and cover it with another slice of cookie. On another batch, I put two thinly sliced Kiwi fruit inside the cookies. Everyone in our party enjoyed this "fancy" dessert.
Thanks for all the info and supplies!
Thanks for all the info and supplies! Started making cheese about six months ago with your beginner kit. Just did my first blue which I ate before taking a picture. But...I just cut into my first Camembert and it turned out great and tastes awesome!
Now I need to make some pizza!
Now I need to make some pizza! Here are some pictures of my Mozzarella! Yesterday I made kefir, yogurt, ice cream & mozzarella for the raw milk I got from a neighbor. Now if I could just talk my husband into going back to miking! We even have cows that COULD be milked! Part dairy. For now he's very contented to get it from our neighbors. (only for animal consumption, of course.)
I see chevre in my future as well as cheddar and an even harder cheese or even a Swiss style.
Hi New England Cheesemaking Supply Company, I started with a small vial of your vegetable based rennet about a month ago and I have to say cheese making is satisfying. I got my first great looking curd three days ago but had been getting adequate results before that (five sessions). Pizza is my favorite food and I wanted to learn more about mozzarella. That's how it began. I can't imagine that you guys get tons of fan mail so maybe you will respond. I see chevre in my future as well as cheddar and an even harder cheese or even a Swiss style. I like the sweet smell of the warm milk and it feels like my hands were made to handle curds. I want you to know your rennet was the best part of my holiday season and right now the bottle will only run out at the rate of how much cheese my family and I can consume daily. Also I would like to thank you for my new appreciation of the grassy multilayered taste of milk itself. I am trained in tasting wine and beer but milk... and whey, butter, cheese it's like I've been walking around a stone my whole life never noticing it's beauty, never touching it myself. Anyways you have a new fan and I'm saving my pennies for some new cultures and molds maybe a small drying fridge! Mozzarella to start and maybe a stop at the Yak farm down the road who knows where this could go?
Love and Milk
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Most yummy Mozzarella ever!
Thank, you, thank you, thank you! I made my first batch of mozzarella on New Year's Eve, and we celebrated with the MOST yummy mozzarella ever. Luckily for us, we have fresh tomatoes grown south of us, here in Florida, to go with my fresh basil (I bring the pots in when it gets too cool), so caprese salad it is. :) The most fun was seeing the clean break, and then cutting the curds -- it worked! It really, really worked! I'm getting ready to start in on Farmhouse cheddar, now.
Thanks for everything! Happy New Year. :)
You may have a few new customers after this!
I ordered a kit from you about a month ago and wanted to make my first batch while on vacation. Vacation started today. I have never made cheese before, but, I followed your instructions to the T and the dang thing looks PERFECT! hahahaha, I posted the pictures on FaceBook for my friends to see, and, well, you may have a few new customers after this :) Happy New Year! and thank you for the great service you provide folks like me :)
Thank you for your quick response on my recent order.
I am back in action with my "consuming" new habit of cheese-making! I bought the basic kit in July, and have been making cheese many weekends since then. I started with the farmhouse cheddar and have made a variety of pressed cheese and feta since then; about 15 cheeses in all. I would also like to thank Jim for the responses to my questions on feta and gouda. There is so much to learn. Today I am working on Stirred Curd Cheddar. The picture is of my "cheese cave" which is my son's dorm frig, turned as high as I can get it (50 degrees). These are jack, two romanos, caerphilly, and gouda.
Thank you again.
I have been a cheese making fiend
Cheese Friends, this May, I took one of your intro to cheese making classes. Since then I've been a cheese making fiend with a few failures and many successes. In preparing for a party today, I opened three cheeses: a fourme d'ambert, Brie, and a four month old Manchego. They were all amazing. Thanks for your lesson and supplies. I'm totally hooked!
You guys are absolutely amazing!!!
Already shipped my package in less than an hour!!! I Love YOU!!! You make my cheese-making experience exciting!! Thank You So Much. I look forward to many years business with you.
Thanks, Ricki, for making cheese making do-able, easy and fun!!
I sent you an email back in early September asking about which kit I should get as a beginner cheese maker. You graciously replied that I should just purchase the C20 culture and some butter muslin. You also suggested that your book would be helpful. I checked at the library and what a surprise, it was there!! The next day I walked out of the library with your book in hand along with another book that was next to it on the library shelf.
As I looked through your book, I was confident that I could make cheese at home. It seemed to be easy, fun, and something the whole family could do. "I'll wait until I pay bills (that's when I think of money!) and I'll get the required ingredients", I thought to myself. In the meantime, I picked up 'the other' book that I grabbed that day on a whim at the library. The author made it sound a little difficult. It seemed that I didn't have all the 'equipment' to actually do this process at home. After all, I live in the city. Not out on some farm where I have a barn and lots of space! So I put off purchasing the C20 & muslin.
Fast forward to November. My husband and I finally decided we would just get the culture and muslin and give it a shot. What did we have to lose? A few bucks?? And what to gain? Cheesemaking knowledge!!
My husband went the day after we got our 'goods' and purchased a gallon of whole milk. We poured it into the pot, added the culture, and waited! What a treat the next day to have literally a pot full of curds and whey!! I rigged up my draining pot and poured my mixture in. Later that afternoon, we were eating wonderful blanc fromage...homemade!!! I even added a dill dip package to 1 cup of it and that was yummy, too!!
Since that was so good, my husband is ready to try Mozzarella, Ricotta & Cheddar, too!! He went on your site and ordered a Kit, along with some Keifer. And who knows what else!! :D
Thanks, Ricki, for making cheese making do-able, easy and fun!! We are homemade cheese maker converts!! I may even get to come to a workshop next spring (unless we come as a family!!)
Thank you for my order!
Hello, I would like to thank you for my order which winged its way to New Zealand very quickly and I am delighted with the results I am achieving. Kind regards, Bev C. New Zealand
I want to thank you for the fastest service I have ever had the pleasure of running into!
You must be quite proud of your service people. Thank you again and have a terrific year! Brian, PA
You are the nicest people in the world to deal with!!
Mary Ann Alexander
You are the nicest people in the world to deal with!! - Mary Ann Alexander
Thank you for getting it to me practically before I ordered it!
Denise & Kathy, I ordered a Beginners Hard Cheese Kit from you all...I wanted to thank you for getting it to me practically before I ordered it! As someone who shops online for more than I ought to, I just wanted to say that you are only the 3rd online vendor who seems to be able to grab an order and turn it out immediately..Thanks again for the speedy service, and I look forward to doing business with you all in the future..Regards, Bret Frohwein
Tonight my kitchen is going to be Cheeseville City!
Thank you for my order, I placed my pillow and blanket under the mail shoot waiting for my cheese making goodies to arrive. They arrived today. I am so excited...there are no mail casualties, everything survived the mail handlers. Tonight my kitchen is going to be Cheeseville City, Yokosuka, Japan. My beer making friends will not have anything on me....I always try to stay one step ahead of them! The next time they breakout the home made beer, I will breakout some homemade cheese! Terry Shampo, Japan
My first batch of mozzarella did indeed only take about 30 minutes
I recently placed an order with your company and am very impressed with your website, the prompt and efficient handling of my order and with the product itself. I read through the concise, simple instructions and to my amazement, it really is as easy as it sounded. My first batch of mozzarella did indeed only take about 30 minutes and the results were pretty tasty! I will be placing an order soon for some lipase to see how that will effect the flavor and texture, and some additional supplies since I am already feeling confident about trying my hand at making some other types of cheeses. Lynn Shy
Such quick service!
Boy, that was fast! I just ordered two books the other day, and they already arrived! Such quick service. I am looking forward to using these books, Goats Produce Too and Cheesemaking Made Easy as soon as our does kid in a few weeks. Thanks! And may God bless your endeavors. Sergio and Virginia Youmans
We received our order about 36 hours after placing the order on the internet!
Hi, We received our order about 36 hours after placing the order on the internet! Thanks for the fast service. Kristina
This was such a good experience!
I just received my order today in the mail and wanted to thank you for responding so quickly to my original email question and for getting the order here so quickly. I have done enough catalog buying in the past to appreciate your timeliness. This was such a good experience, that you can be sure I will come to you first in the future and will also recommend you to others. Thanks again. Janice Proctor
Wow, I am impressed!
Dear Ricki, I ordered a mozzarella kit and your book and some stuff for cheddar cheese making and it came in only 2 days! Wow, I am impressed. I will recommend you to everyone who I can convince to try to make cheese at home. Rachael Aragon, CO
The delivery of my last purchase was super-fast!
I just ordered some goat cheese making supplies for my dad in Pennsylvania. I order quite a bit off the net and I just wanted to say your service is excellent. The delivery of my last purchase was super-fast. I received written confirmation quickly and you immediately answer any questions I email to you. This is why I am ordering from you guys! Thanks again, Lucia Krul.
My Pop has already received his cheesemaking kit and loves it!
My Pop has already received his cheesemaking kit and loves it! Thank you! Debbie Myers
Thank you for being so compliant and helpful!
I just want to reiterate how much I appreciate dealing with someone who takes the time to talk with me and help me. I have been having problems with my bread machine for months now an NObody has returned my calls or e-mail, etc. So, thank you for being so compliant and helpful.
I ordered earlier this week arrived today!
The mozzarella kit I ordered earlier this week arrived today and I especially liked the heart-shaped smiley faces on the package. Thank you for your very prompt action - I do appreciate it very much. Jo Torrey
Thank you not only for your great company but also your friendliness
Dear Friends, Thank you not only for your great company but also your friendliness (and compassion) to us, your customers, Terry, MI
Received my order in only 3 days!
I placed my order over the internet and was a little concerned about how long it would take to receive it. I have ordered over the internet in the past to others companies and it would sometimes take weeks to receive things. You could imagine how surprised and very, very pleased I was to receive my order in only 3 days! Everything I ordered was there and the total charged to me was exactly the same as the one I was told over the internet. I am very happy I placed my order with this company and will be sure to tell everyone I know how fast and easy it was. Thank you! Linda DAlto
Everyone loves it!!
Dear Ricki, I have placed another order with your company and cannot tell you how pleased I am that once again I received my order within 3 days. I ordered the mozzarella kit for myself about a month ago and have now made cheese for almost my entire family. Everyone loves it!! I ordered 2 more mozzarella kits as Christmas gifts, and a cheesemaking book for myself. When I received the order I was looking through the new Mozzarella & Ricotta Kit booklet and noticed I do not have this one! It looks wonderful, especially the mozzarella cheesecake recipe on the back. I was wondering if there is any way you can mail me this new booklet? I would really appreciate it. Thanks again for getting my orders out so fast! Linda DAlto, FL
You guys are the greatest!!
You guys are the greatest!! Thanks! Dianna Whitmer, AK
Your efficiency is mind-boggling!
I nearly fainted when my order arrived on Friday. Your efficiency is mind-boggling! I am totally into this cheese making stuff - with two little dairy does giving me a gallon of milk a day, I will not run out of raw materials. As soon as I get my head above milk, I will be ordering more supplies. Thanks again and again - your instructions are fabulous and easy to follow, and I am snatching bits of time to get into the book for more ideas and adventures. Diane
You guys are awesome. Thanks!
Holy smokes! I got the right rennet before I even saw your message! You guys are awesome. Thanks! Jessica
Thank you for being available to answer my questions
Thank you for rushing my order. I am cow sitting an additional cow and hope to have time to make some cheese. Also thank you for being available to answer my questions last month. Megan, ME
Thanks so much for the quick service!
Last week I mailed an order on Monday and I nearly fell over to see the package in my mailbox on Friday! Thanks so much for the quick service! JoDee Ingalls
I am thrilled your home business has grown into what we see today on the web.
Hi All! I cannot believe the items I ordered this week arrived at my desk at work today. I am so excited to get started. I took your cheesemaking class way back in the very early 80s, and the wonderful memory has stayed with me all these years. I am thrilled your home business has grown into what we see today on the web. Congratulations! You offer experience, quality and resources which are truly valued! Sincerely, Donnamarie Martinsen
Your service, helpfulness and prices combine to make you the best!
Thanks so much for your response - it is a real joy to deal with you - your service, helpfulness and prices combine to make you the best.
Your cultures make the best cheese.
I want to thank you all at New England Cheesemaking Supply for your fast and friendly service. Your cultures make the best cheese. Keep up the good work, you never let me down. Thanks, Jane Landen
The things you sent are, as my 17 year old son out it, awesome.
Thank you. I have just received my last order and the items you sent for our auction. The things you sent are, as my 17 year old son out it, awesome. I will be ordering those things for him soon. You all have been great. Always courteous on the phone and timely with deliveries. Thanks and God Bless, Dora
I know I will be doing business with you again
Dear Ricki, I recently ordered your beginner cheese making kit for my daughter, for her birthday. I emailed to let you know the date and to see how long it would take to get there. You promptly replied and said hopefully it will be there by the 12th. I want to thank you; she received it today and was thrilled. You even wrapped it and that was so nice of you. I will certainly tell all my friends of your web site and how promptly and courteously you handled my order. It added a personal touch to your business and that is to be commended. I know I will be doing business with you again and thanks for the catalog too. Sharon Elmore, Alabama
Thank you for the fast service
Thank you for the fast service when I do order from you. Of all the places that I order on-line from, and believe me there are a lot, you are by far the fastest. Just wanted to compliment you. I have only made three 2lb. batches of cheese so far.....Thanks again Steve, VA
I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!
I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! I placed my internet order on -- oh, I don't remember, but it was very recently (seems like it was just yesterday). I am the person from Louisiana (but I am originally from New England -- you must have known that, eh?) anyway, your internet message told me that it would be forever before it would be sent (okay, I am exaggerating), anyway, I sent a quick note to you and begged and pleaded for mercy on my forgetful soul (I was purchasing a gift for a birthday coming up on Thursday). The best news (besides Jesus died for me -- and you) is that it actually came in the mail TODAY!!! Did you hand deliver it or something???!!! Thank you so very much for your prompt service. I hate dealing with computers, but I sure do not mind this time! You guys are wonderful and I truly appreciate the extra effort you made just for me. Okay, I have taken enough of your time. Thanks ever so much. You saved me from embarrassment!
You have the most FUN website
Hi, You have the most FUN website I have used for shopping so far.......Congratulations! Katie
It is a pleasure to deal with someone with integrity
Thank you so much for the grace, hopefully my cheese will be so delicious that I will not have been a loss of any kind for I will need to boost my order. It is a pleasure to deal with someone with integrity.... Blessings on you, your family, and your business.