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Make Your Own Cheese Kit

Complete Artisan Cheese Making Kit from Grow and Make

How cheese gets from the cow to the plate is a journey that many may be interested in. Not surprisingly, to get there involves a lot of things that start with the letter ‘c.’ That would include: cheese wax, cheese shaping mold, cheese cultures, cheesecloth, cheese salt, and a cheese brush.

And that doesn’t even take into account all the things that don’t start with ‘cheese!’ For example, where would someone get the other necessary ingredients and tools? Well, if after all that one still needs: rennet, calcium chloride, coloring, thermometer and a wax melting pot, they most certainly did not pick up the Complete Artisan Cheese Making Kit from Grow and Make.

Everything listed above is included in the DIY cheese-making kit. That is, everything but the cow and the milk.

Product Description:
A complete cheese making kit for the culinary artisan (does not include milk). Includes ingredients and instructions for making gouda, colby, monterey jack, mozzarella and ricotta cheese. Includes cheese wax, cheese shaping mold, rennet, cheese cultures, cheesecloth, cheese salt, calcium chloride, cheese brush & coloring, thermometer, wax melting pot

July 23, 2013   No Comments

Nordic Ware Basting Cover

Nordic Ware Basting Cover

The delicate dance of melting cheese on top of a hamburger on the grill can sometimes get messy. Messy in a good way. Except when the cheese doesn’t melt all the way through turning instead into a semi-solid glob of yellow-orange not-so-goodness. One could leave the cheeseburger on for longer, but not without risking it becoming overdone. Ah, but there is a solution to get all that melty goodness without turning that burger into a hockey puck. Put a lid on it.

Since it is probably a good idea to use something that can stand up to the heat of an open flame, the all-metal construction of the Nordic Ware Basting Cover would do the trick. Or you can do it like they do down in the French Quarter of New Orleans and use a hub cap instead. But then again, considering the price of car parts in general, perhaps this would be a more economical way to melt the cheese — leaving lots of money leftover to replenish the hockey puck supply with the real thing.

April 26, 2012   No Comments

Cow Cheese Slice Holder

MSC Joie Moo-Moo Cheese Slice Holder Pod

Who knew that individually-wrapped processed cheese slices came directly from cows? Apparently they do. At least if the cow in question is the Joie Moo-Moo Cheese Slice Holder Pod. As for which came first? Well, that’s just one of the great mysteries going on inside of the refrigerator.

April 11, 2012   No Comments

Nuance Cheese Cube

Nuance Cheese Cube

Sliced cheese is one of those things that make things better. Just think how it makes a ham and cheese sandwich (at least) twice as good! The Nuance Cheese Cube is a cheese slicer that looks good in use or not. The stainless-steel and ABS contraption features cool a design and an adjustable cutting height, so those ham and cheese sandwiches can not only taste good, but look good too.

January 5, 2012   No Comments

Back To School Means Mmm-marketing

Cabot Creamery Cooperative logo

Mmmm… Back to school. It sounds delicious; at least it does to parents and marketers everywhere. Hurried and harried parents not only like to see their kids off to school for some free babysitting, but they like to do so with the minimum amount of hassle. Making time-friendly recipes like the one below help:

Ingredients:

1/3 cup red or green grapes
1/2 ounce Cabot Mild Cheddar or Monterey Jack, cubed
Heaping tablespoon roasted almonds

Directions:

1. Combine in small bowl.

That would be for something called a Munch Bowl. Keep reading to see some others in the form of a press release from Cabot. (Which are juuuuust a little more involved.)

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August 23, 2011   No Comments

Parmesan Pencils For Writing In Cheese

Parmesan Cheese Pencils form The Deli Garage

Freshly-shaved parm is a great way to add texture and flavor to anything from pizza to salads. And now, paper too. The Parmesan Cheese Pencils form The Deli Garage are a clever spin on the traditional method of shaving the cheese. Formed into the shape of a pencil, each cheese stick is embedded with extra flavor: chili, pesto or truffle. A pencil sharpener is included with the ‘pencils’ and allows for instant shaving of the cheese over anything and everything, including delicious, delicious words.

(Via Jazarah! and Oh Gizmo!)

July 19, 2011   No Comments



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