Author(s): Sasha Davies; David Bleckmann
How to Make Your Own Handcrafted Cheese Learn to make cheese from the masters. Pick up the fundamentals of cheese making, and then gain behind-the-scenes insight from 19 interviews with industry experts. This apprenticeship will teach you to take control of your ingredients and processes. Your results will be delicious. Inside: - All the basics you need to get started: ingredients, equipment, taxonomy, techniques, process, and how it works - 16 illustrated, step-by-step recipes-for fresh cheese, washed curd, grana-style, blue cheese, and more-that will build your skills - In-depth interviews on everything from the microbiology of cheese to making it to selling it-how cheese works, and how to make it work for you - Tricks of the trade from experts on mozzarella, Cheddar, Comte, Parmigiano Reggiano, Stilton, and more - Tips on selecting, handling, storing, tasting, and pairing cheese, so it will be presented perfectly whether your goal is to make it at home, sell it, or simply enjoy it
Sasha Davies (Portland, OR) is an author and cheesemonger. Davies has taught classes at the French Culinary Institute and the Cheese School of San Francisco. Other food writing by Davies has appeared in Mix Magazine, the Diner Journal, and the cheesefocused magazine Culture. David Bleckmann (Portland, OR) is an obsessed home cheesemaker. He teaches cheesemaking classes and writes articles for Culture, and also maintains a blog and hosts a hobby cheesemaking podcast at his website, www.joyofcheesemaking.com.