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Blessed Are the Cheesemakers

gaaarp's picture

Blessed Are the Cheesemakers

I hold Barbara Kingsolver responsible for the fact that I now own Ricki's Cheesemaking Kit.  In her book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Kingsolver somehow made cheesemaking sound like as much fun as making bread.  And maybe some people find it to be so.  To quote Hannibal Lechter, "I, on the other hand, do not."  The cheese it made was fine.  It just seemed like too much work to me.

So, I have a very slightly used cheesemaking kit.  It comes with enough supplies to make mozzarella 30 times; I used it once, so there are 29 batches left.  The cheese kit comes with the following:

  • Dairy Thermometer 
  • Butter Muslin
  • Citric Acid 
  • Vegetable Rennet Tablets
  • Flake Salt
  • Recipe Booklet

This is the kit sold on for $24.95.  I would be glad to part with it for the price of shipping (it will fit in a flat rate box) and a promise to make a donation to Mercy Corps or your local food bank.

If you are interested, e-mail me at com.

Happy Cheesemaking!

gaaarp's picture

I found a sucker, I mean, buyer.

Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

got to be too big a job, heh?   And don't tell me you haven't a buffalo... 

Mini  O moo

gaaarp's picture

and he didn't like being milked one bit.