Author : Merryl Winstein
Release : 2017-06-29
ISBN : 9780998595955
Language : En, Es, Fr & De GET BOOK
Book Description :
Learn traditional & professional ways of making the finest cheeses of cow's, goat's, or sheep's milk, using simple home equipment. Step-by-step instructions are clear and easy to follow. With over 800 beautiful black-and-white photos, your cheesemaking questions will be answered. Book progresses from the milk itself, through all kinds of renneted & non-renneted cheeses, grouped by each great cheese family. Learn how to make cheese just the way you like by varying the acidity, moisture, temperature, salting, and ripening so cheese can be strong or mild, hard or soft, mold-ripened or plain. Instructions range from lactic-coagulated Yogurt, Sour Cream, and Chevre, through renneted Bandaged Cheddar, Tomme, Alpine Comte-style, Brie-style, Gouda, stretched-curd Mozzarella, plus many more. There are washed-curd cheeses like Havarti and Raclette, whey cheeses like Ricotta and Mysost, and Scandinavian cheeses. In addition, ripening & rind treatments from dry-brushed to moldy, bloomy to smeared, are described in easy-to-understand detail. Learn about ingredients, equipment, and how to make cheese presses. All measurements in both metric and English. Includes Frequently Asked Questions, cheesemaking record-keeping charts, suppliers, further reading, references, 20-page glossary, & 30-page index. Foreword by Ricki Carroll. PARTIAL CONTENTS INCLUDE: The milk; supermarket pasteurized milk; proper milk cooling, handling, safety. Equipment & supplies; home cheese vat; pressing, building cheese presses. Recognizing problem recipes; rennet; starter cultures; acidity, pH meters. Flavor/texture development. Acid-plus-heat coagulated Ricotta, Pot Cheese, Sweet Feta-style; Mizithra. Lactic-acid-coagulated Buttermilk; Cottage Cheese; Sour Cream; Yogurt; Chevre: plain, molded, ashed; smoked Rygeost/Quark.Soft, fresh, renneted Feta-style, Cambanzola; Haloumi, Anari; Blue Cheese; Brie-style.Lightly pressed, renneted Farmer's Cheese; ripened, reddish Reblochon.Renneting; flocculation; clean break; texture at cutting. Mesophilic French Tomme; Bandaged Cheddar. Salting; rind treatments. Washed-curd Danish Havarti Esrom, Samsoe; Danbo. Smear ripening. Raclette; Gouda. Brushed rinds. Thermophilic styles: Kefalotyri, Comte, Emmental. Eyes. Stretched-curd Mozzarella, Scamorza, Burrata. Shaping.Whey cheeses: Ricotta, Manouri, Mysost/Gjetost, Crème Fraîche, Whey Butter, cultured Butter; Ghee.