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Home Cheese Making (B1)

4.74 stars, based on 46 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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  • Easy to read
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  • Lots of recipies
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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

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One of my two very favorite cheese making books. It turned me on to cheese making and I still refer to it often. Thank you Ricki.

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This is a great book, full of easy to follow recipes for numerous kinds of cheeses.

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 Most excellent guide to cheesemkaing

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  • large assortment of recipes
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  • would like to see standard measurements
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From: Dexter, Maine
I actually have a couple of books on the art of cheese making. I found this to be a great book with recipes for cheeses that do not appear in other books. The directions a clear and concise.There are also interesting tips and facts scattered throughout.

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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  • could use more pictures
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!!

Best Cheese Book Ever

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  • Ease of use.
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  • My first book didn't have provolone.
From: Langlois, OR
I can't say enough about this book to truly convey how wonderful it has been down through the years. It taught me every aspect of cheese making, and the quality support from the authors has been phenomenal. I have several other books I've acquired down through the years, but this is the Holy Book of Cheese Making as far as I'm concerned. I still refer to it (who can keep all that in their heads for 35 years?) and I recommend it, and this website to all my cheese making students.


Bible of cheese

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From: Colorado
I am so glad that the made this book! It is simple enough for a beginner like me to understand, then working up to more complicated cheeses. Definitely a book I will use for years to come!

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.

Cheesmaking book

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From: Arizona
So, I am brand new to cheesemaking, and Ricki Carroll's book has erased my angst. Living in the SW desert, it's tough to find a spot to hang cheese at 72 degrees in summer! Queso Blanco is the answer...thanks to Ricki's queso blanco intro. I made it while temps fluctuated between 91 and 109. Whew - and it was DELICIOUS. Everyone should have this book. Big THANKS, Ricki!

Deborah in Arizona

Easy to follow Instructions

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From: Inland Northwest
<p>Great beginning book for every cheese I want to make, very clearly laid out, instructions are very clear and easy to follow. I have been making soft cheeses with my goat milk and hope to find time to start hard cheeses soon.</p>

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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.

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