Cheese Making: Self-Sufficiency

Cheese Making: Self-Sufficiency

by Rita Ash
     
 

Whether it’s moving to the country and starting over on a whim or just making city- living a little simpler and easier, the “Green” movement is changing the way we live our day- to-day lives. Skyhorse's Self-Sufficiency handbooks are meant to help—offering advice on what to do, how to do it better, and how to save money as well. This is a

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Whether it’s moving to the country and starting over on a whim or just making city- living a little simpler and easier, the “Green” movement is changing the way we live our day- to-day lives. Skyhorse's Self-Sufficiency handbooks are meant to help—offering advice on what to do, how to do it better, and how to save money as well. This is a beautifully illustrated series made even more beautiful, because its goal is to help everyone live in a more earth-friendly fashion.

You do not need to be scientifically trained or an accomplished cook to make cheese at home. The information here covers every aspect of cheesemaking at home, including the tools and equipment needed and basic recipes and advice on setting up a small cheese making business. Rita Ash shows just how simple it is to make cheese, and how, with a little bit of care and attention, anyone can produce delicious cheeses at home.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
While cooking and gardening may sound feasible to most readers, it will be intriguing for some to learn that cheese making is a viable pursuit. Ash draws on 30 years of cheese making and teaching to write a gratifyingly approachable guide. Following an introduction to key terms and concepts, she provides recipes for different cheeses, none of which require much beyond basic ingredients, equipment, and some storage. Though not every reader will have the space or time to craft a Wensleydale or a cream cheese, all will believe that they can create something tasty and homemade. Supplemented with a good glossary and a dose of reassurance, this just might spur a new generation of home cheese makers. VERDICT Accessible, even inspiring—a good addition for readers looking to take the locavore trend a step further. [Similar to the new "Homemade Living" series (Keeping Chickens with Ashley English; Canning & Preserving with Ashley English), other titles in the "Self-Sufficiency" series include Michael Hatcher's Keeping Chickens and Penny Walsh's Spinning, Dyeing & Weaving.—Ed.]—Peter Hepburn, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago Lib.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602399600
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
05/25/2010
Series:
The Self-Sufficiency Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Rita Ash has been making cheese, teaching others to make cheese, and facilitating small-scale commercial cheese-making enterprises for over thirty years, both in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world.

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