Best-selling author Ricki Carroll — known around the world as “the Cheese Queen” — and her daughter, Sarah Carroll, bring easy cheese making right into your kitchen with this fun guide for kids and families. Step-by-step photos take kids ages 8–12 through the cheese making process, then teach them how to make 12 classic favorites, including mozzarella, feta, ricotta, and cream cheese. A hearty helping of kitchen chemistry and math along with bits of international cheese making history add to the education. A bonus log sheet lets young cheese makers keep notes just like the pros, while punch-out labels and colorful flags will embellish homemade cheeses and global cheese platters.
|Product dimensions:||9.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
The Cheese Queen, Ricki Carroll, and her daughter, Sarah Carroll, are the authors of Say Cheese! and own and operate New England Cheesemaking Supply, a mail-order company located in western Massachusetts. Ricki is the author of the best-selling Home Cheese Making. She is a founding member of the American Cheese Society. Sarah is a master cheese maker who teaches cheesemaking classes for children and adults. Find them online at cheesemaking.com.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: We Love Cheese! Great Moments in Cheese History It All Starts with Milk Meet the Animals Good Milk Matters The Other Ingredients The Science of Cheese Tools of the Trade Keep It Clean!Chapter 2: Let's Make Some Cheese! To Make Acid-Set and Cultured Cheeses Wrapping and Storing Cheese Cheese Recipes: Mascarpone, Crème Fraiche, Fromage Blanc, Yogurt, Ricotta, Queso Blanco, Cream Creese, Feta, Mozzarella, and Other Easy-Peasy Things You Can Make with MilkChapter 3: More about Cheese (Including Recipes) Meet the Families of Cheese The Wide World of Cheese Great Moments in Cheese History Creating a Cheese Plate Ricotta Pancakes Super-Easy Cheesy Biscuits Quick and Crispy Quesadillas Great Grilled Cheese Combos Marvelous Mac & Cheese Mini Greek Pizza Family Fondue Night Itty-Bitty Lasagnas Berry Good Cream Cheese Pie A Free Gift for You Metric Conversions Index
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am a certified cheeseaholic and have taught my kids well, so this book was PERFECT for our family!! My 9-year-old was so excited to make cheese with Momma! We started nice and easy with Queso Blanco and it was smooth sailing. She loved being involved in all of the steps to making the cheese and it came together nicely. We then made the Fried Queso Blanco which I loved. She wasn’t thrilled with it, but then she doesn’t take to new flavors quickly. The flavor isn’t like her “normal” cheeses, so we moved on. Up next was Feta. Said 9-year-old will be 10-years-old next month, so we are going to make homemade, make your own pizzas for her birthday. I love a oil base (vs. tomato) and multiple cheeses and really like using feta on my pizza, so I wanted to make some feta now so it could cure. This one was more intense in the making, but it once again came together smoothly. Feta is not her thing, so she was less interested in being a part of every step of the process so I did most of this one alone albeit with some help from her. Feta isn’t normally made with cow’s milk, so the flavor isn’t exactly the same, but it’s close enough that I’m very happy with it! We haven’t made the mozzarella yet as we want it to be closer to her birthday so it’s fairly fresh, but I have made mozzarella before and am confident that this recipe will work wonderfully. There are more cheeses to try–cream cheeses, yogurt and ricotta and I’m sure the recipes on these are great as well. We’ll see as we try them one by one. This is a great book to get your kids involved in the kitchen! As a home school mom I loved the fact that she was learning the science behind the cheese, math at times (we only used one gallon of milk, so everything had to be halved) and having lots of fun doing it! I strongly recommend this book for parents of cheese lovers out there. Let them have a hand in making their own cheese and then the joy of eating what they made. It’s worth it!! I received a copy of this book from Storey Publishing for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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