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Cheese Stories - A Series of Cheese Making Experiences with Bob Eifling

Cheese tales from fellow home cheesemakers.If you have a story to tell about cheese making in your area, send it in with photos.Cheesemakers are always interested in hearing about what others are doing.Fellow home cheesemaker Bob Eifling and I had an idea to spark interest not only in cheese making, but also to show a [...]

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Cheese Stories - Hello from France

PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Bob Eifling, 'our man in France' residing in a small French town where few, if any speaks English. He wants to learn the language and understand the culture. He arrived the first week of October, 2007. Bob is seeking out the local cheese and wine makers. His reports on these two great culinary [...]

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Cheese Stories - Wine and Cheese in France

PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Bob Eifling, 'our man in France' residing in a small French town where few, if any speaks English. He wants to learn the language and understand the culture. He arrived the first week of October, 2007. Bob is seeking out the local cheese and wine makers. Below is Bob's second installment.-Steve ShapsonThe Foire [...]

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Kombucha Starter Kit | Using a Starter Kit for Long Term Kombucha Making

As many of us continue to adjust our diets for a healthier lifestyle, one area in which it can be difficult to find alternatives is beverages. Cutting out the sugar packed sodas, juices, and sports drinks from your diet can come as shock and leave you craving more than just water. That’s why Kombucha is fast becoming a popular [...]

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3 Reasons Why Homemade Cheese is Healthier Than Store Bought

When it comes to homemade, we usually think of a quality cooked meal by our mother. There’s something about knowing exactly where and how your food came to be that makes it that much more enjoyable. But this same feeling can be applied to not only meals, but the everyday foods we consume as well—cheese being one of them! [...]

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The Evolution of a Stilton Style Blue Cheese

Using 18 gallons of fresh raw cows milk, cheese making friends Anthony, Nicole & John as well as myself made three blue cheeses. We followed the Stilton style method, which doesn't allow for any heavy pressing of the curds. Only light pressing by hands to even out the curds in the hoop, gravity keeps the [...]

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How to Use a Cheese Press

DO NOT DISASSEMBLE YOUR CHEESE PRESS.PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW BEFORE USING YOUR CHEESE PRESS.IMPORTANT NOTICE: A simple misunderstanding of using cheese presses is that one must press the curds with much force to obtain a hard cheese. The cheese press is used to keep the curds whole or stuck together. This is called [...]

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Milwaukee Magazine features cheese making.

Milwaukee Magazine recently featured cheese making. Photos courtesy of Milwaukee Magazine.

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