Cheesemaking FAQs

Can I make cheese from store-bought milk?

Yes, you can! Of course, the fresher and less processed the milk, the better, but you can make very good cheeses from store-bought milk. We make almost all of our own cheese from store milk. One of our products, calcium chloride solution, helps to repair the damage done to milk during processing.

How long does it take to make cheese?

You can make a simple fresh cheese in about 30 minutes, but most cheeses do take a few hours of intermittent kitchen work and a time for draining, forming, drying, and/or aging that can range from several hours to many months.

What's the best cheese for a beginner to try?

Our Simple Fresh Cheese is a great starting point. You'll use milk, buttermilk, lemon juice, and herbs of your choice to make a lovely, spreadable appetizer cheese. If you want to dive right in with a "real" cheese, we recommend feta. If you don't like feta, mozzarella is another option.

Please email us with your questions at any step along the way-- we love to talk cheese!