Making Friends With Those Little Enzymes “The biology of cheese accurately reflects the biology of nature. Its reactions for the most part, except on cheese surfaces, occur in a confined almost airless environment in which millions of microbes struggle toward some progressive goal, usually that of keeping alive.” –Cheese and Fermented Milk Foods, Kosikowski, Volume I, p. 417 What do you mean? Picture this: You
Making Cheese the Way They Did 100 Years Ago! It seemed like I drove forever to the middle of nowhere, where Vermont meets the end of the earth, to find Jesse Werner’s slice of heaven! The surprise was that I wasn’t the only one there. Apparently, tourists from everywhere come in droves to see how cheese is made in a factory built by Calvin Coolidge’s
Look Here to See Why You Must Come Next Year! The American Cheese Society’s Annual Conference was in Seattle last week, and NESC had a table there. Ricki, Jamie, Ricki’s youngest daughter-Sarah, Ricki’s oldest daughter-Jen, Jen’s boyfriend-Jason and I-Jeri flew from Massachusetts to attend the 4 day event. The Trip to Seattle At the airport, Sarah showed us the packets she had made for new
Are you ready to get serious about your Camembert? Now’s the time (September 28-30th) and place (Oregon State University in Corvallis) to take a 3 day course with Neville McNaughton and Brian Richter: 6 Ways to Make Camembert- Which is Right For You? Day 1: The theory behind the Camembert process. Day 2: Hands on cheese making day, making all
Where there’s a will, there’s a whey . . . It seems amazing, but the urge to eat cheese is so strong that many prisoners have figured out a way to make it in their cells. One prisoner wrote to us several years ago about his method of making his own cheese. Then, we received a letter from a customer who used to work in
In May we posted an article about one of Jim Wallace’s advanced cheesemaking workshops in Ashfield, MA. (Jim is our technical advisor.) Dawn travelled over 2000 miles from her farm in Canada to attend it. Dawn loves her farm and she appears to be living in paradise. She calls this picture, “Reason Not to Leave the Farm.” This is the view from her verandah .
Real Milk vs Processed Milk- A Very Important Issue Do we, as individuals in this country have a constitutional right to eat what we want? Do farmers in this country have the right to sell us what we want? These are hotly debated questions right now and many of the folks who are trying to supply the answers convened last weekend at the Raw
Goat Rising and Jersey Maid Cheeses Come From the Same Small Farm! John Miller is a 10th generation New England farmer. For years, he raised and milked Jersey cows in the Chesterfield, MA area. He showed his cows in competitions and he won more often than not. I asked him to tell us some of his story and he was happy to oblige. When