Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

I love to make homemade ricotta cheese. Not only is homemade so much nicer than store bought ricotta, I also feel a great sense of satisfaction from turning milk into cheese. It feels like kitchen magic, when the milk congeals to form a raft of beautiful fluffy ricotta curds. Believe it or not, Continue reading

Making Homemade Mascarpone from Scratch

Making Homemade Mascarpone from Scratch

Why would you want to make homemade mascarpone? I have been asked that questions so many times. It's a simple question, with an even easier answer. Homemade mascarpone tastes SO much better than store bought mascarpone. Also homemade mascarpone is about 1/4 of the price of the mascarpone you Continue reading

The Cheesemaking Workshop with NQN

The Cheesemaking Workshop with NQN

I am traveling with the lovely Lorraine Elliot from Not Quite Nigella. We have already completed a Bush Tukka Tour and the next stop on our Coffs Coast itinerary is the Cheesemaking Workshop at Emerald Beach. Here we will be given an introduction to the cheese making process. As regular readers Continue reading

Marinated Goats Cheese

Marinated Goats Cheese

Making your own cheese from milk is really satisfying and affordable. You can choose to use regular milk or goats milk depending on the type of cream cheese you desire. Ingredients: 1 litre full fat UHT Milk OR goats milk 1/10 teaspoon freeze dried type B Continue reading

Homemade Camembert

Homemade Camembert

Well after a complete failure I started my second attempt at making this illusive cheese.  I purchased the unhomogenised milk, and warmed it to the appropriate temperature. I am pleased to see that it looks as it should, with the fat floating about on the surface. Once heated, the milk is poured Continue reading

Cheese Making

Cheese Making

The moment of truth has arrived.  I am attempting to make my own little Camembert’s today.  I have been to the cheesemaking workshop.  I have purchased my equipment and my ingredients.  I made my cheese starter culture two days previous as instructed, and I am now ready to get started. As I get Continue reading

Cheesemaking Workshop

Cheesemaking Workshop

62 Lake Russel Drive Emerald Beach This is a workshop I have been interested in trying for a while.  Each time I see a recipe which includes Panner, Ricotta or Yoghurt in the ingredients it goes through my head that I would like to (at some point) have a go at making these items myself, from Continue reading

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