Cheese, glorious cheese. Everything is better with cheese (or is that bacon?) Anyway, for those of you yearning to master the art of turning milk into pure, edible gold, we have all the supplies you need.
What gives each cheese its individual characteristics? Cultures have a big role to play. We’re proud to carry cultures from New England Cheesemaking and Cultures for Health. Our cultures are kept refrigerated so you can get the fullest shelf-life.
Buttermilk Direct Set
Chevre Direct Set
Creme Fraiche Direct Set
Fromagina Direct Set
Mesophilic (direct set or mother culture)
Sour Cream Direct Set
Thermophilic (direct set or mother culture)
Yogurt Direct Set (creamy, sweet, or vegan)
Yogurt Mother Culture (Greek, Bulgarian, or Matsoni)
Cheese is often more than culture and milk. We have all the miscellaneous ingredients you need to turn those curds and whey into the special cheese of your choosing.
Annatto Cheese Color
Calcium Chloride (liquid and granulated)
Lipase Powder (mild and sharp)
Rennet Tablets (vegetable)
Rennet Liquid (animal and vegetable)
These tools of the trade make yogurt and cheese a snap. Our yogurt making equipment is from Euro Cuisine.
Cheese Wax (1 lb blocks of black, red, or yellow)
Cheese Wrapper (washed rind or white mold)
Cheesecloth (1 square yard of #10, #50, or #90 weave)
Thermometers (digital and dial)
Weights for Cheese Press
Yogurt Maker with Individual 6 oz Jars (with automatic shutoff)
Yogurt Maker with 2 Quart Container (no automatic shutoff)
Yogurt Jars (replacements for automatic yogurt maker)
Molds give cheeses a characteristic shape and size. We carry a variety of plastic and stainless steel molds at the shop, some with followers and some without. If you’re looking for a mold that will hold a specific number of pounds, give us a call and we’ll help you find the one you need. We also carry several cheese presses at the shop for pressed cheeses.
Basic Kit Mold
Couer a la Creme Mold
Hard Cheese Mold – Small
Hard Cheese Mold – Large
Saint Marcellin Mold
Saint Maure Mold
Tomme – Large
Tomme – Small
Cheese Press Stainless & Wood
Dutch Style Press
CHEESE MAKING KITS
We’re happy to carry cheese making kits from Portland-based business Urban Cheesecraft. Each kit comes with all the ingredients and instructions you’ll need. Just add milk!
Burrata & Mascarpone
Dairy-Free Mozzarella & Ricotta
Deluxe DIY Cheese
Mozzarella & Ricotta
Paneer & Queso Blanco
Yogurt & Feta