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May 12, 2013 01:42 PM

Book recommendation for beginner cheesemaking:

I'm really interested in learning to make cheese and I'm looking for a recommendation for a decent, not-too-spendy book that will get me started. Nothing too terribly technical - I'm just a regular person with a regular kitchen, but I know there are several varieties I could probably make at home. Can anyone give me some guidance on this? Thanks!

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  1. No joy? I'm reduced to replying to my own question? (Frownie face).

    Okay, so I've narrowed it down to three:

    200 Easy Homemade Cheese Recipes by Debra Amrein-Boyes

    Home Cheesemaking by Ricki Carroll

    Complete Idiot's Guide to Cheesemaking by James Leverentz

    Has anyone tried any of these books? Is anyone out there?


    1. Ricki Carroll is the touchstone, in my opinion, of home cheesemaking. Her website has everything you need to get started, and it works well with her book.

      Good luck and happy cheesemaking!

      1. Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian Cookbook has a small section on easy cheeses with input from Ricki Carroll.