Readers suggest favorite hard, salty, American cheeses.
Making homemade sour cream and cream cheese is easier than you might think. Try these two simple recipes.
Hoch Ybrig cheese from Swiss cheese maker Rolf Beeler is a standout on its own, but here are some delicious ideas for pairing it with honey, wine and beer.
Learn how to make many different kinds of homemade cheese with these articles from the Archive.
Support America's artisan cider makers by putting locally made sweet and hard apple cider on the Thanksgiving table this year.
If you have access to raw milk, it's surprisingly easy to pasteurize it on your own kitchen stove. Here are the basic steps you need to follow.
Sue Weaver provides her expertise on making homemade cheeses and yogurt and how to raise a happy, healthy, and highly productive backyard cow.
You can easily make homemade mozzarella in 30 minutes or less!
Try an original 1930s homemade cottage cheese recipe from North Central Kansas along with a modified and new version.
During the holidays it is nice to have a rich, creamy, yummy cheesecake as a sophisticated dessert to share.
HOMEGROWN Life blogger and Maine dairy farmer Dyan Redick honors the determination of women farmers, even as she observes a bittersweet month on her farm.
Learning to make fromage blanc or chevre takes minutes, but the rewards last a lifetime.
You'll love our recommended real food find: pomegranate golden balsamic vinegar from California.
Donna Pellegrin shares her mother's stories of growing up on a fertile, bountiful farm during the Great Depression, and of the homesteading skills that kept them well fed.
Learn to make mascarpone cheese with this simple recipe.
Reuse various household materials to make a functional cheese press.
Bob-White Systems is bringing the cows back home by providing supplies, equipment and support for Micro Dairies, Home & Farmstead cheesemakers and small-scale producers of local and farm fresh dairy products.
Whether you abstain from dairy by choice or you’re lactose intolerant, you probably know how difficult it can be to find really great non-dairy cheese. I’ve taken away some of the guesswork by reviewing some popular brands: Vegan Gourmet, Daiya, Dr-Cow, Chreese and The Vegetarian Express. Read about my dairy-free cheese experiences, and let us know which brands you’re loyal to.
I used my homemade ricotta cheese in a number of ways, the best was in a pumpkin lasagna dish we shared with my family at Christmas dinner.
Making cheese was nothing like I expected, but in the end, I was successful.
Carolyn’s story of living on a farm in rural Illinois shows that one can truly live off the land by having a huge garden, collecting wild morel mushrooms, and making homemade cottage cheese from the milk of the family cow.
Italy’s traditional cream cheese, mascarpone, is easy to make with either tartaric acid or lemon juice.
Paneer is the quickest cheese you can make and you can use distilled white vinegar or lemon juice.
Small northern Canadian company produces beautiful artisan glassware from recycled bottles and jars.
In order to build skills for our move from Australia to Texas, we have been taking various classes and workshops. Recently, we took a weekend workshop at an excellent cheese factory close to where we live on the Mornington Peninsula near Melbourne.
Want a yummy, cheesy dessert for Easter that is definitely different, not to mention historic? Then try crostata di ricotta.
This is about my first foray into cheese making.
Learn to make Queso Blanco, by far the easiest cheese in my opinion, as the only ingredients are whole milk and white vinegar (or apple cider vinegar if you like).
Here's some hints on how to juggle cheese-making among the many other homesteading chores. Mozzarella and cheddar can both be woven in while doing other tasks, but there's nothing like clabbered cheese for ease of making.
Once reserved for the pizzeria, the calzone is possible to make in your own home.
When you have goats, you need to do something with all that milk. Why not try making Queso Blanco, an easy cheese which tastes great and cooks well.
How to make a homemade cheese press in order to make a massive cheese.
Making your own buttermilk and créme fraîche (French sour cream) is so easy, you'll never buy it again.
Goat School needs a class room, visit our Kickstarter project and enjoy our video of Goat School!
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my short time of being a goat herder, it’s that at breeding time, the goats are in charge.
Dyan writes about the changing season at Bittersweet Farm, and introduces us to the newest member of the flock, a black sheep named Little Man.
The technique for making these easy cheese puffs is the kind of recipe that every cook should have up her sleeve.
You'll love Anne Mendelson's delicious recipe for syrniki (also known as tvorozhniki, or Russian pot-cheese fritters). Like pancakes or French toast, this useful breakfast/brunch dish can be given any number of sweet or savory spins.
Getting ready for Goat School is always a daunting task, but once all of our new friends start arriving, we get excited! What a great time learning all about goats!
Goat School is over for a few months, and now the routine will be a little more normal! Great questions were asked at Goat School and some of those answers are shared.
Take a visual tour of the events at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Fair in Puyallup, Washington.