This fantastic cheese-making cookbook from Portland's own indie crafter is so easy to use it's almost hard to believe. Almost. I've made yummy cheese from the step-by-step photo recipes in it several times now, thanks to Claudia's simple, encouraging instructions. This book boasts 16 varieties of fun cheese recipes to try, all in one hour or under. There's an assortment of cheese accompanying recipes in the back as well. I recommend this wonderful book to all dairy lovers! Recommended By Aubrey W., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
It's a DIY cook's dream come true: It's pizza night, and you've made not only the crust and sauce but the mozzarella, too. Or you're whipping up quesadillas for a snack, using your homemade Triple Pepper Hack. Or the dinner party's in high gear and out comes the cheese plate — and yes, you've made all the cheeses on it. Even better — you made them all earlier that day.
In a cookbook whose results seem like magic but whose recipes and instructions are specific, easy-to-follow, and foolproof, Claudia Lucero shows step by step — with every step photographed — exactly how to make sixteen fresh cheeses at home, using easily available ingredients and tools, in an hour or less. The approach is basic and based on thousands of years of cheesemaking wisdom: Heat milk, add coagulant, drain, salt, and press. Simple variations produce delicious results across three categories — Creamy and Spreadable, Firm and Chewy, and Melty and Gooey. And just as delicious, the author shows the best ways to serve them, recipes included: Squeaky "Pasta" Primavera, Mozzarella Kebab Party, and Curry in a Hurry Lettuce Wraps.
Make fresh cheese at home--in under an hour
Through recipes that are specific, accessible, and rated easy, easier, and easiest, Claudia Lucero shows step-by-step--with every step photographed in full color--exactly how to make sixteen fresh cheeses at home, in an hour or less, using commonly available ingredients and tools. Just as tasty are the recipes that accompany each cheese, from No-Bake Cheese Tartlet (top it with fresh blue berries) to Squeaky "Pasta" Primavera (cheese curds that stand in for the pasta).
One-Hour Cheese also shows how to make butter, ghee, and yogurt. Plus, all about milk choices, rennet, all-natural flavors, shaping, storage, and more--it's a complete beginning cheesemaker's education.
About the Author
Claudia Lucero is the entrepreneur behind UrbanCheesecraft.com and DIY Cheese Kits, which she sells through Etsy, specialty food shops, and select Whole Foods stores. She also developed the home cheesemaking kits for Williams-Sonoma’s Agrarian product line. She lives in Portland, Oregon.