Frequently Asked Questions on Cheesemaking

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IS CHEESE HARD TO MAKE?

Good question. Some kits are harder than others. Here's a breakdown...

MOZZARELLA: If you want fast, mozzarella can be made in 1 hour.

SOFT CHEESES: If you want easy, start here. Goat cheese (chevre), mascarpone, cream cheese and the rest of the soft cheeses are a cinch, easy-peesey, a walk in the park (you get the idea). Also, feta ranks as easy and so does gouda (both just require some extra aging time).

BRIE & BLUE: If you want fascinating and intriguing, brie and blue cheese are an edible science project. They rank as more difficult cheeses to make because they require you to age your cheese in the temperature range of 44 F (7 C) for a few weeks.

HARD CHEESE: We rank them as medium to high difficulty. To cut open your very own cheddar, aged gouda, havarti, parmesan or reblochon, you'll require patience and a space to age the cheese that falls in the range of 44 F (7C). These cheeses are not for the faint of heart, however they are soooo rewarding to make.

IS HOMEMADE CHEESE DELICIOUS?

You will love it and at the same time be amazed as you turn milk into cheese. You'll make cheese with no additives or difficult-to-pronounce ingredients. We've picked the right balance between cultures to make your cheese flavourful and the recipes to bring out the best in your curds.

You will be able to control the intensity of your cheeses flavour profile by adjusting how long your cheese drains, ages or brines for. You'll read all about those details in our recipes.

HOW MUCH CHEESE DOES 1 BATCH MAKE?

Every 1 gal (4L) of text should give you roughly 1 lb of cheese. 

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED TO MAKE CHEESE?

The kits come with a thermometer, in the range of 0 to 220 F and cheese cloth.

All the other equipment you will most likely find in your kitchen:

A slotted spoon, a large pot (up to 1 gal), a long knife, a colander, a large bowl, a timer, a stove top, a container to store your cheese and measuring spoons and cups.

Mozzarella

Mozzarella Recipe

Mozzarella FAQs

Things to try with your homemade mozzarella

 

Feta

Feta Recipe

Feta FAQs

Things to try with your homemade feta

 

Cream Cheese

Cream Cheese Recipe

Cream Cheese FAQs

Things to try with your homemade cream cheese

Poutine

Poutine Recipe

Poutine FAQs

 

Mascarpone

Mascarpone Recipe

Mascarpone FAQs

Things to try with your homemade mascarpone

Yogurt 

Yogurt Recipe

Yogurt Tips and Tricks for Thicker Yogurt

Things to try with your homemade yogurt

 

Rennet

 

Whey

What is whey and what can I do with it?


Question Bag

Expired Culture

 

SHIPPING TIMES FOR CHRISTMAS

We want you to get your parcel on time for the Holidays.

Here's a chart for you: 

BC AB SK MB ON NS NB PEI QC NFLD Territories
1-3 days 1-2 days 1-3 days 2-4 days 4-5 days 7 days 6 days 7 days 5 days 7 days 8 days

 

The days above are Canada Post guidelines for shipping times.

We ship your package out within 24 hours of it being processed via the MAKE CHEESE website.

 

The cut off times for Guaranteed service within Canada for pre-Christmas arrival are the following: 

Regular parcel (speed) - DEC 11th

Between Dec 11 and Dec 22nd if you ship Regular parcel it is not guaranteed with Canada post to arrive. You can make a gamble and ship regular OR ship Xpresspost. 

Xpresspost - DEC 22nd

This is the last day for guaranteed Christmas Delivery. 

 

To the US: 

Xpresspost - Dec 16h - last day for guaranteed Christmas Delivery.