Making a blue cheese at home is a scary proposition. But with the right ingredients and techniques, it's easier than you think. I set out to make a Stilton, which will be aged for up to four months. Will it be edible? Time will tell...
Imeretian cheese is a fresh cow’s milk cheese. Although it originated in the Imereti region, you can find it everywhere in Georgia, whether it’s homemade or bought at the market. This is the cheese traditionally used in Georgian cheese bread.
Acid cheeses, like mascarpone and ricotta, are some of the easiest, quickest cheeses you can make at home, not to mention much less expensive and tasty than store-bought. This year I baked my holiday pumpkin pie with freshly made mascarpone. Yum!
Making mozzarella can be tricky but when I found some buffalo's milk I was determined to give it a go. Using just citric acid and rennet to set the milk, I managed to eventually produce a small but perfectly-formed ball of mozzarella cheese.
One of the easiest cheeses to make at home is paneer. Takes less than 30 minutes of active prep time and doesn’t require any specialized ingredients (just milk, acid, and salt) or equipment (I don’t even use cheesecloth, just a tea towel).