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Christmas Markets 2018

27 August, 2017

Markets 2018

Where to find our cheese kits!

Stay tuned for upcoming dates!

 

 

One Hour Cheese - A super beginner's guide to cheese making

28 May, 2014

Make Cheese Inc is proud to call Claudia at Urban Cheesecraft a friend. Claudia is a genius when it comes to making recipes simple and approachable to beginners.  ONE HOUR CHEESE hits a homerun when it comes to photographs, simple step-by-step instructions and creative cheese recipe ideas.

Not only does the book make cheesemaking doable and fun but also the recipes are designed to be done with your schedule in mind. If you are in the mood for bigger cheese projects like an aged parmesan down the road, then let this book be your introductory step and the rest will follow when you’ve built up your confidence...

 

UPBIQUITOUS RANCH DRESSING

10 February, 2014

YOGURT RANCH DRESSING

Ranch dressing is everywhere. You can't escape it! Don't try, it's delicious. But store-bought bottles of the stuff contain some peculiar ingredients and end up a far cry from the homemade probiotic version. I know we are turning a few of you into Yogurt Masters so throw a wee bit of the yogurt you are now in the habit of making weekly towards this recipe and have tangy treat to turn to for snack time...read more here

Question Bag: Expired Cultures

10 February, 2014

We want you to get started making cheese, not just any cheese but awesome cheese. 

With that being the goal, from time to time we do end up with expired products on our hands, they are rarely sent from our supplier with a full year on the product. All cultures are still packaged for commercial cheese makers who use these products very quickly thereby negating the expiry times. We are still juggling these factors for smaller home cheese makers.

So you, the home cheese maker, will likely be faced with questions over what to do with leftover expired culture at some point.

Here's our philosophy on expiration dates...read more here

Is it time to get healthy? Yogurt might be the answer.

19 January, 2014

YOGURT: A RECIPE FOR HEALTH

 

Admit it: you’re feeling bloated these days right? It’s the new year, and we all over indulged over the past month.  It was wonderful wasn’t it? You can't be a cheese lover and not like to indulge a bit.

But now you are looking for fresh and healthy recipes to start the year off fresh. Well this month’s recipes will help you get you and your gut back and balanced for 2014. 

Have you ever made your own yogurt? Getting into the habit of making this tasty treat will be worth your while this year. It’s dead easy and so good for you...

How to Make Homemade Buttermilk Eggnog Pancakes

06 December, 2013

BUTTERMILK EGGNOG PANCAKES

And now that you've made your awesome Buttermilk Eggnog if there's any left, you can make these fluffy beauties!...

How to make Homemade Buttermilk Lemon Eggnog

06 December, 2013

LEMON BUTTERMILK EGGNOG

This delicious version of eggnog is worth trying, once you've got the hang of making buttermilk during the festive season...

Where can I buy rennet in Alberta?

19 November, 2013

 

Why is rennet so hard to find?

 

This is a question we get all the time.

 

Make Cheese Inc is trying  hard on your behalf to make it more convenient for you to find rennet locally.  We will be coming out with lists for other provinces soon! 

If you know of other locations, in other provinces, email us and we will add it to our master list. 

 

Here are known Alberta locations:

 

COMMUNITY NATURAL FOODS

Phone number: (403) 984-9893

1304 10 Ave SW

CALGARY, AB

 

COMMUNITY NATURAL FOODS

Phone number: (403) 984-9893

202-61 Ave SW

CALGARY, AB

 

COMMUNITY NATURAL FOODS

Phone number: (403) 984-9893

850 Crowfoot Crescent NW

CALGARY, AB

 

SPRINGBANK NATURAL CHEESES

Phone number: 1-800-661-2349

Phone number: (403) 282-8331

2015 14 Street N.W.

CALGARY, AB

 

SPRINGBANK NATURAL CHEESES

Phone number: 1-800-661-2349

Phone number: (403) 225-6040

#304 - 10816 Macleod Trail South

CALGARY, AB

 

ITALIAN CENTRE SHOP

Phone number: (780) 424-4869

EDMONTON, AB

10878 95 Street NW

 

HALFORDS

Phone number: 1-800-353-7864

EDMONTON, AB

8629 126th Avenue

 

NUTTER'S BULK & NATURAL FOODS

Phone number: (403) 948-6354

AIRDRIE, AB

#102 - 400 Main Street NE

 

NUTTER'S BULK & NATURAL FOODS

Phone number: (403) 347-4211

RED DEER, AB

5250 22 Street

 

NUTTER'S BULK & NATURAL FOODS

Phone number: (403) 329-3100

LETHBRIDGE, AB

920 2A Avenue N

 

NUTTER'S BULK & NATURAL FOODS

Phone number: (403) 678-3335

CANMORE, AB

900 Railway Ave

 

NUTTER'S BULK & NATURAL FOODS

Phone number: (780) 875-4617

Lloydminister, AB

3106 50th Avenue

The Science Behind Mozzarella - why it stretches?

07 October, 2013

When starting to make your own cheese, you may wonder what causes your favourite mozzarella to stretch. Your passion for Mozzarella may drive you to think of the science behind the cheese...

King Caprese

18 June, 2013

Let's get this straight, this is an easy recipe. But I bet we've all had one or two Caprese's that was sub par- a bit "meh". Pink tomatoes, dried basil and oil substitutions will do that to you.