Make simple goat cheese with an Urban Cheesecraft Kit! It only takes one hour, really. This kit calls for goat's milk, if you're looking for our vegan, paleo, dairy-free kit, find it here- https://www.etsy.com/listing/250416742/dairy-free-mozzarella-ricotta-kit-vegan
You don't have to just dream about farm life in the French countryside, you can take a step now! My recipe will show you how to easily make a delicious mild goat cheese similar to Ricotta. Then I give you three more variations on that recipe for fun!
Check out the feedback from many happy new cheesemakers and see how my shop began in 2009 in this cool film Etsy made! https://blog.etsy.com/en/2011/urban-cheesecraft/
Please Note- We do NOT include any pricing info in the packages and we CAN include brief gift notes on pack slips if you write the note in the message to seller at check out.
Note that this skillfully assembled kit includes a re-usable thermometer and 2 super cute, authentic goat cheese molds.
Your DIY Fresh Goat Cheese Kit Includes:
Instruction Booklet and Unlimited Email Support
2 Small French Cheese Molds
Fine Mesh Cotton Cheesecloth (also called butter muslin)
Thermometer- Glass Dairy Thermometer or Metal Probe Thermometer
Non-GMO Citric Acid
Iodine-Free, Pure Cheese Salt
Just add 2 quarts of goat milk and in one hour you will be eating and sharing your very own fancy goat cheese!
Each kit makes 8 batches of cheese (about 6-8 oz per batch, 2 small wheels) so you have plenty of supplies to experiment with different herbs, shapes and recipes. Use the included molds to shape your cheese or hand roll small logs in herbs and enjoy!
NOTE: This kit makes an easy, beginners' goat cheese similar to ricotta or other farmer cheeses. It is light and mild. Perfect for an appetizer or after dinner treat with some fruit! Chevre means goat in French so it covers an endless variety of cheeses made of goat milk. The results with this kit will NOT be like the pungent aged French cheeses you may have encountered. Those take a bit more experience, more aging time, rennet and cultures. My kits focus on simple success for newbies! I may offer more advanced kits in the future but for now, this is a great start. This Chevre is very versatile and great for beginners! Note that a couple of the variations call for cow's milk products but the base recipe works great with good quality goat's milk (NOT ultra-pasteurized).
Update! I wrote a book called One Hour Cheese. It shows you how to make the cheeses in my shop and many more with step-by-step photos; a rarity in cheesemaking books. You can order a book here on our site or you can get the book at most major book stores in the U.S. and Canada, www.powells.com, www.indiebound.org and of course, Amazon.
FOOD SAFETY AND HANDLING: Please note that my kits and their supplies are hand-poured, hand-folded and assembled in a food-safe, fully-licensed space. The food items are all gluten-free but packaged in a room that comes in contact with wheat, soy, corn, nuts and other food allergens (with serious cleanings in between of course). The kits are also vegetarian-friendly. Just so you know.
I get lots of nice compliments on our packaging and illustrations. I had fun partnering with Julz Nally, https://www.etsy.com/shop/handmadejulz
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Enjoy making cheese!