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These farm-style cheeses are delicious. Not sure what they're like? Read on...
First, Your DIY Paneer and Queso Blanco Kit Includes:
Instruction Booklet and Unlimited Email Support
Fine Cheesecloth (also known as Butter Muslin)
Non GMO Citric Acid
Pure, Non-Iodized Flake Salt
Just add a gallon of milk and in one hour you will be eating and sharing your very own fresh cheese!
Each kit makes 10 batches (one batch is almost 2 lbs!) of cheese so you have plenty of supplies to experiment with different herbs, shapes and recipes. See 'Fancy Equipment' for cheese shaping molds or use cups, cupcake tins etc. at home :).
Now, to blow your mind with these cheeses...
Do you love Indian food dishes that have those delicious soft cheese cubes soaking up curry? That's Paneer!
Queso Blanco is another yummy farmers' cheese often seen crumbled in Spanish and Mexican cooking but it's equally wonderful on pizza, pasta and salads.
Keep in mind that these cheeses are very similar in flavor to ricotta so you don't have to use them as firm wheels only. Without pressing, they are creamy or crumbly, up to you (the instructions will guide you). You can use them to fill pasta shells, dollop onto chili, layer in lasagna, crumble onto salads like feta, and endless other dishes.
These cheeses are versatile and unique because they don't melt and can even be browned on a hot skillet. Crusty, chewy, crazy good. Imagine the possibilities! Use both of them as delicious and economical meat replacements or snacks.
A little about me:
I take your success in making cheese very seriously. I test and fine-tune recipes and each kit repeatedly for 1-2 years before I launch anything (I ask family and friends to help test too :). I teach several classes monthly and get to see lots of students learn and arrive at cheese in all sorts of ways- so I am well-prepared for most questions and can troubleshoot with you any time you need.
I opened my shop on Etsy in January 2009 and I'm always improving and simplifying for your success! I was lucky enough to get a short film made about my business by Etsy, check it out! http://vimeo.com/26600153.
A little about milk:
You do not need raw milk to make cheese although it works great with these kits. You can use regular pasteurized milk from the grocery store as long as it is not ultra pasteurized or ultra-heat pasteurized. Even some of the large organic brands now do this to milk. Its only benefit is a long shelf life. Find a milk that you like and works, then stick with it. Oh and, this kit works with goat's milk too. You can also use lowfat milk or nonfat milk (yield and creaminess will be noticeably different with nonfat).
I know this is a lot of info. but I get a lot of questions! ;) Got more?
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Enjoy making cheese!
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. Ok! That's all I can think of. Dive in!
Paneer and Queso Blanco D.I.Y. Cheese Kit, aka, Easiest Cheeses to Make- 10 batches
- Handmade Supply
- Materials: cheese making supplies, fine cheesecloth, butter muslin, citric acid, cheese salt, non GMO, kosher, cotton cloth, kitchen supplies, cheesemaking supplies, sour salt, pickling salt, sauerkraut salt
- Feedback: 2564 reviews
- Ships worldwide from Oregon, United States