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Deluxe Cheddar Kit

$99.97
$89.97
(You save $10.00 )
Optional Cheese Press for Hard/Aged cheeses

About This Product

MAKE YOUR OWN AGED CHEDDAR OR 'SQUEAKY' CHEDDAR CURDS!   

Deluxe Cheddar Cheese Making Kit

 (NOTE: to make Cheddar Cheese, you need a Cheese Press:  if you do not have a Cheese Press we offer a great price on our Hardwood Dutch Cheese Press as an option!)

 

 Your Cheddar Cheese Making Kit Includes:

 The kit contains the following and will make up to 16 each 2 lb cheeses

STARTER CULTURE – 2 packets (each packet makes 8 batches from 2 gallons of milk)

  • theMilkman™ Cheddar Starter culture (Mesophilic / Thermophilic Blend)

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 oz. Liquid Veal Rennet (store in refrigerator)
  • 1 oz. Liquid Calcium Chloride (store room temp; use for homogenized milk- see ‘Basics’ notes)
  • 1 oz. Annatto Coloring – adds yellow color for Cheddar
  • 4 oz Kosher Cheese Salt

 

SUPPLIES

  • Pocket Dial Thermometer- monitor your milk’s temperature!
  • 1 pack re-useable Cheese Cloth (2 square yards); for draining / straining your curds
  • 1 set of small volume measuring spoons

 

MOULDS AND WAX TO FORM YOUR CHEESE AND THEN WAX

  • Small Tomme Cheese Mould (to form & press curds into shape)
  • 1 lb. Cheese Wax (to coat cheese later- color varies by availability)
  • 1 Natural Bristle Brush (for applying wax)

 

RECIPE & Instructions

  • Cheddar Cheese Recipe; Make Aged Cheddar or Fresh Cheddar Curds!

 

  • BASICS OF CHEESE MAKING INSERT- overview of ingredients, usage and storage

 If you are NEW to making Cheese; refer to our ‘Basics of Cheese Making’ Notes and follow Recipes!

 

If you make Hard Cheeses, (such as Aged Gouda or Cheddars) you'll need a Cheese Press!

OPTIONAL WITH THIS KIT:  PURCHASE A DUTCH CHEESE PRESS at only $149.97 (Dutch Cheese Press, Hardwood- SAVE $40)

Click Here for Dutch Press Details

You also have the option to add an extra hard cheese mould (Small, Large or Extra Large) - the kit includes 1 Small Tomme mould for hard cheeses

 

Popular items to order along with this Press:   Black Draining Tray and Insert

  • Black Draining Tray (see photos- fits our Dutch Cheese Press & also useful for soft cheese draining)  for cheese moulds with bottoms 
  • Clear PolyPro Draining Tray insert- has small grooves to allow whey to drain while holding in curds (for bottomless moulds)  
    • Fits inside the Black Draining Tray
  • Water Bottle Weight- these slim profile water bottles weigh 6 lbs full; hang as many as 3 on this press  $9.97 ea

 

 GIFT WRAP OPTION: We will Gift Wrap if you select the Gift Wrap Option! 

(Gift wrap for Kit portion only, we cannot Gift Wrap optional Dutch Press or Moulds)

 

  • FREE SHIPPING INCLUDED WIHTIN THE 48 STATES;  Hawaii, Puerto Rico, International shipping available.
  • INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING IS EXTRA (WE WILL CONTACT YOU WITH SHIPPING COSTS WHICH VARY BY DESTINATION AND OPTIONS IN KIT)

What Our Customers Say

  • 5
    Deluxe cheddar kit

    Posted by Ronald McLeod on 17th Feb 2023

    Very successful first cheese from the kit. Instructions are concise and easy to follow. Got a beautiful 1 3/4 pound cheese from a gallon of milk.

  • 5
    Really fun!

    Posted by KB on 13th Dec 2021

    This was super fun and I am excited to try it again. The directions are adequate, but I did watch a couple of youTube videos to "learn" the process. I can't wait to make more!

  • 5
    Cheese set

    Posted by David Myrick on 24th Apr 2021

    Great , love making cheese