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ISBN: 9781603583329
Year Added to Catalog: 2012
Book Format: Paperback
Book Art: Full-Color Throughout
Dimensions: 8 x 10
Number of Pages: 368
Book Publisher: Chelsea Green
Release Date: September 7, 2012
Web Product ID: 693

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Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking

The Ultimate Guide for Home-Scale and Market Producers

by Gianaclis Caldwell

Foreword by Ricki Carroll

"Easy to understand and fun to read, Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking provides valuable information on every aspect of cheesemaking—an excellent resource for both cheese makers and cheese lovers."

Sally Fallon Morell, President, The Weston A. Price Foundation, and cheesemaker

ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award Gold Winner in Reference

Book Industry Guild of New York's 2013 New York Book Show Awards: Second Place, Scholarly Category

Bookbuilders of Boston Annual New England Book Show (2013) Professional, illustrated category

   International Association of Culinary
   Professionals Finalist

The key to becoming a successful artisan cheesemaker is to develop the intuition essential for problem solving, and creating unique styles of cheeses.

There are an increasing number of books on the market about making cheese, but none approach the intricacies of cheesemaking science alongside considerations for preparing each type of cheese variety in as much detail as Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking.

Indeed, this book fills a big hole in the market. Beginner guides leave you wanting more content and explanation of process, while recipe-based cookbooks often fail to dig deeper into the science, and therefore don’t allow for a truly intuitive cheesemaker to develop. Acclaimed cheesemaker Gianaclis Caldwell has written the book she wishes existed when she was starting out. Every serious home-scale artisan cheesemaker—even those just beginning to experiment—will want this book as their bible to take them from their first quick mozzarella, to a French mimolette, and ultimately to designing their own unique cheeses.

This comprehensive and user-friendly guide thoroughly explains the art and science that allow milk to be transformed into epicurean masterpieces. Caldwell offers a deep look at the history, science, culture, and art of making artisan cheese on a small scale, and includes detailed information on equipment and setting up a home-scale operation. A large part of the book includes extensive process-based recipes dictating not only the hard numbers, but also the concepts behind each style of cheese and everything you want to know about affinage (aging), and using oils, brushes, waxes, infusions, and other creative aging and flavoring techniques. Also included are beautiful photographs, profiles of other cheesemakers, and in-depth appendices for quick reference in the preparation and aging room. Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking will also prove an invaluable resource for those with, or thinking of starting, a small-scale creamery.

Let Gianaclis Caldwell be your mentor, guide, and cheering section as you follow the pathway to a mastery of cheesemaking. For the avid home hobbyist, to the serious commercial artisan, Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking is an irreplaceable resource.

 


About the Author

Gianaclis Caldwell

Gianaclis Caldwell grew up on a small family farm in Oregon, where she milked cows, ran a dairy cow 4-H club, and learned to raise organic produce and meat. In 2005, Gianaclis returned to the property with her husband and their two daughters where they now operate Pholia Farm, an off-grid, raw milk cheese dairy.

Gianaclis’s aged, raw milk cheeses have been recognized and applauded by America’s foremost authorities on cheese. Pholia Farm cheeses have been included in many major books on artisan cheese, the latest being Max McCalman's Mastering Cheese, in which her Elk Mountain cheese is ...

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    ACRES, Columbus OH
    December 4, 2014, 12:00 pm
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    PASA Farming for the Future, State College PA
    February 6, 2015, 12:00 pm

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