Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
SFGate visits the Cheese School. and retrieves recipes for ricotta salata, fresh chèvre, queso fresco and fromage blanc.
You can make your own ricotta cheese quickly and easily -- and turn it into a delicious cheesecake, too!
Harriet Fasenfest, author of A Householder's Guide to the Universe shares how to make fresh butter, and the different characteristics that come from milk in the spring versus the winter season in this informative video.
A recipe for making crumbly Lancashire style cheese at home, with no need for special cultures.
Farmer cheese, and its cousin paneer, is by far the simplest cheese to make - you don't need rennet, it doesn't need to age, and there are only two ingredients.
Got milk? Got vinegar? Great - let's make some cheese!
On day 2, we went to a caseificio in Parma to watch the production of Parmigiano-Reggiano, the king of Italian cheeses. This is a truly artisanal production done on a large scale.
Homemade cream cheese...creamy, flavorful and delicious! This is flavored with roasted garlic and chives from my garden.
Making butter is so easy that a second grader can do it.
How to make Queso Fresco, or 'fresh cheese' at home.
In which I make homemade mozzerella and ricotta with the fanciest of tools - a thermometer and my hands.