Just a quick note this Saturday morning to share news of my favorite cheese press, the Ultimate Cheese Press from Homesteader Supply. It’s design is improved, it’s now being made from hardwood maple, and it’s being seasoned with organic coconut oil! The bit about seasoning is the best part. Jerri from Homesteader Supply heard my request to give us a press that’s got an oil we love to use — and she listened. [by Wardee Harmon]
I had a treat recently — Jerri and Nance from HomesteaderSupply.com sent me a cheesepress as a gift. Not just any press, but The Ultimate Cheese Press. I like this cheesepress so much, I made a video to show you how to use it. In the video, you’ll see it’s a breeze to make cheese, plus I share why I like it so much. Please do watch the video, and you’ll see how easy it is to make cheese. [by Wardee Harmon]
I’m at my friend Shannon’s Nourishing Days blog today, sharing how I make a big batch of cultured butter. How is this different than my cultured butter in the food processor? For one, it is a bigger batch, like 7 to 8 times bigger — instead of yielding 1 pound of butter, I get between 7 and 8. I like this because I can make more butter less often which equals less work. I also employ another time saver — culturing the cream while it’s still in the milk.
We get around 4 gallons of milk per day from our Jersey cow. For our family, this is plenty to make cheese, butter, kefir, ice cream and more — plus we have some to share with friends AND some to clabber (spontaneously sour) for the chickens and dog. I figured out a really easy way to get both clabber for the chickens and sour cream for us, with hardly any work at all. This week’s free video shows you how I do it.
Learn to make your own homemade flavored cream cheese, and you’ll never buy another tub again. Sure, the grocery store flavors taste good — but these taste fabulous (and are more healthy). Plus, there’s no limit to what flavors you can try! In this video excerpt from the Cultured Dairy & Basic Cheese eCourse, I show you how to make Onion-Chives or Cinnamon-Walnut cream cheese.
Most cheese recipes tell you to wait on adding the starter culture until the milk gets to temperature — leaving it vulnerable to other cultures often found in a traditional kitchen (like sourdough, water kefir, dairy kefir, Kombucha, etc.). In this video and post, I show and tell when to add starter cultures — to give milk protection and ensure better cheese results!