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Home Cheese Making (B1)

4.64 stars, based on 25 reviews
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:...
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This is a great book. Well organized, lots of recipes and great information.

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I love this book! Comprehensive and easy to read!

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I actually found these recipes rather difficult because they didn't match the instructions on the packages of the supplies I used. This was especially problematic with the rennet.



In the beginning I would read these recipes and they all sounded exactly the same to me, but things did eventually get clearer!

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From: ontario Canada
bought this book when I began making cheese and it is still the go to resource

A great way to start

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  • Easy Directions
  • Lots of recipes
  • The best way to ease into making cheese.
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  • Should have found this years ago!
From: Wisconsin
I bought this book at the same time as I bought the basic hard cheese kit. While the recipes in the kit were great, my family had their favorites and I wanted to make them as well. This book has very simple and easy to follow directions. Despite being totally new to cheese making, I easily make my first cheddar and shortly after had a wheel of Parmesan sitting happily next to it. If you're looking to dive into cheese making, you need this book.

A Must For Any Cheesemaker!

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From: England
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.

A wonderful classic

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  • great book
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  • I wish it was spiral bound
From: WA
I have several cheesemaking books, and this is the first one I started with. It's dog-eared and smeared from much use. Great recipes.

Awesome First Book for Home Cheese Makers

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From: Littleton, Colorado
I love this book and definitely recommend it. Great recipes. Easy to understand. I have learned so much through reading this book and the accompanying website. There are a couple of very minor issues with the book. For example, why is one type of rennet recommended instead of another, yet they are also indicated as interchangeable. Nevertheless, a highly recommended book if you are looking to check out home cheese making without making a huge investment. Also recommended for the more advanced home cheese maker too. Lots of fantastic recipes, great vignettes and commentaries.



I love this book and it has been my near constant companion for the past month.

Best Book for Beginners and Pros Alike

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When I first thought about making my own cheese, I got this book. The recipes and instructions are straightforward and easy to follow. The variety of recipes is excellent. Every cheese I have attempted has been delicious.

Best book on cheesemaking

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  • great instructions
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From: New Richmond, OH
This is my "go to" book when I am looking for a recipe to make cheese. I have made several of the recipes in her book and each one has turned out great! This is the only book you need!!

Cheese Making is Not Easy

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From: Oklahoma
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.

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This book is great for beginners or for anyone interested in trying different types of cheeses, without trying anything too fancy. I think she has all the bases covered in this book and the recipes are easy to read and follow. For me it made making more difficult cheeses less intimidating.

Easy to Understand and use

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From: TX
I have had a copy of this book for several years. I raise milk goats and have used several of the recipes. They are all clear and easy to follow, and I have always had good results. Don't forget to pay attention to the small recipes in different colors at the bottom of some pages, some of these are my favorites.

Great Book

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  • price
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  • empowering
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From: N.C.
I have wanted to learn to make cheese all of my adult life. Always thought it was complex and out of reach. Four years ago I found this website. This book took me from wishing I could to Holy Cow I make amazing cheese! Still kicking myself for not having found it sooner. The crazy thing is, in the 80's I lived in MA for 7 years! The Cheese Queen was an hour away. Now I'm in NC with my Nubian goats and buy my cows milk from an organic farm. I have sent dozens of people to the site for this book. It is a must have book for anyone working on sustainable living.



The only thing missing from the book is a key for the tiny measuring spoon set. I'm dyslexic and can never remember what the cute names ( which I love) are in measurements.

Great book

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From: VA
I think every beginning cheesemaker should start with this book. It makes it easy to take the plunge and get started. If you read the beginning chapters of the book, you have a better understanding of what you are doing in the recipes, and why they work. Also, it contains many more recipes than other "beginner" cheesemaking books and it will keep you busy for a very long time.

great book

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This book is a great way to learn all about home cheese making. I especially enjoyed the easy to follow recipes along with the simple introduction to all of the ingredients and equipment I'd need to get started.

Great for beginners

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I love the detail in this book and all the wonderful recipes. I made the mozzarella and then used the whey to make some delicious ricotta. Looking forward to trying more cheeses.

Great resource

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From: Fayetteville, AR
Great resource, especially for beginning cheesemakers.

Hoime Cheese Making by Ricki Carrol

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  • detailed information
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This is my absolutely MUST HAVE definitive cheesemaking "bible". It contains everything you need to know and so far has answered every question I have come up with.



I would urge all novice (and seasoned) home fromagers get this and read it from cover to cover!

In the Know

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From: Raw Milkless, Montana
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!

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