The ultimate kit for cheese lovers and the perfect beginner's kit!
The Artisan Cheese Kit has nearly everything you need to create an array of delicious fresh and aged hard cheeses at home. Just add milk. No artificial flavours and preservative free.
This deluxe beginners' kit combines the Fresh Cheese Kit, Italian Cheese Kit, the Hard Cheeses kit (now discontinued), a cheese wax and melting bowl and the hard cheese press.
This kit contains all the equipment and ingredients to make up to 20 batches (10 kg in total) of cheese.
Make: mozzarella, ricotta, ricotta salata, mascarpone, quark, cottage cheese, feta, goat's feta, goat's milk spreadable cheese, halloumi, light cream cheese and french style cream cheese, farmhouse butter, Chevre Frais, colby, cheddar, havarti, Caerphilly and Wensleydale at home! All consumables can be purchased separately once used.
- Hard cheese press
- cheese wax and melting bowl
- feta moulds (2)
- small ricotta basket with container
- vegetarian rennet tablets (20)
- artisan's cheese salt
- calcium chloride
- cheese cloth
- citric acid
- cheese mat
- mesophilic starter culture (MW3)
- curd knife
- culture and enzyme measuring spoons
- draining spoon
- anatto colourant
- instruction manual and recipe booklet.
The mesophilic culture is shelf stable for 8 months at temperatures under 25 degrees celcius. However, we suggest storing cultures in the freezer when you get them in order to prolong the life of the culture. The culture contains a very small amount of dairy. If this is a problem you can purchase separately our Ozfarmer mesophilic culture which is in dextrose not milk powder.
If you are new to cheesemaking, there are a few other items you may need to include. These are listed in the optional accessories and include a good stainless steel non reactive pot and a cheese vat/incubator. If you are considering making lots of hard cheeses, a special fridge to mature your cheeses should be considered. A standard household fridge is generally too dry to effectively age hard cheeses and a specially adapted fridge or wine fridge are highly recommended for best results.