This package includes one Feta, Greek Yogurt, & Yogurt Cream Cheese DIY Kit and a copy of One-Hour Cheese by Claudia Lucero.*
It’s a DIY cook’s dream come true: It’s pizza night, and you’ve made not only the crust and sauce but the mozzarella, too. Or you're whipping up quesadillas for a snack, using your homemade Triple Pepper Hack. Or the dinner party's in high gear and out comes the cheese plate … and yes, you've made all the cheeses on it. Even better: You made them all earlier that day. In a cookbook whose results seem like magic but whose recipes and instructions are specific, easy-to-follow and foolproof, Claudia Lucero shows step by step (with every step photographed) how to make 16 fresh cheeses at home, using easily available ingredients and tools, in an hour or less. The approach is basic and based on thousands of years of cheesemaking wisdom: Heat milk, add coagulant, drain, salt and press. Simple variations produce delicious results across three categories: Creamy and Spreadable, Firm and Chewy, and Melty and Gooey. And just as delicious, the author shows the best ways to serve them, recipes included: Squeaky “Pasta” Primavera, Mozzarella Kebab Party, and Curry in a Hurry Lettuce Wraps.
FETA, GREEK YOGURT, & YOGURT CREAM CHEESE DIY KIT
Make your own tangy feta, Greek yogurt, and yogurt cream cheese with an Urban Cheesecraft Kit!
Your DIY Kit includes these carefully selected and tested supplies:
- Instruction/recipe handbook and unlimited email support
- Fine mesh, 100 percent cotton cheesecloth (also known as butter muslin)
- Glass dairy thermometer (alcohol, not mercury)
- Vegetarian rennet tablets
- Yogurt starter cultures
- Pure, non-iodized, non-GMO flake salt
The ingredients allow you to make at least eight batches of feta and about 24 batches of yogurt treats. You can reuse the recipes, thermometer, and cloth and find refills of rennet tablets and salt in the Urban Cheesecraft shop online when you run out. Simply add cow's or goat's milk and you will be eating and sharing homemade, all-natural feta, Greek yogurt and yogurt cream cheese! A batch is about 8 ounces to 1 1/2 pounds (depending on what you make), so you'll have plenty of supplies to experiment with different herbs, shapes, and recipes. Though these are not instant treats, the wait times are minimal and worth it!
- Plain yogurt (the starter) is ready in 12 hours or more (most of it being passive wait time)
- Greek yogurt takes another four hours or more
- Yogurt cream cheese takes another eight hours or more
- Feta requires 1/4 cup of yogurt (store bought or homemade) and is ready in one week (Compare that to recipes that take 3 months!)
FOOD SAFETY AND HANDLING: Please note that this kit and its supplies are hand-poured, hand-folded and assembled in a food-safe, fully licensed space. The food items are all gluten-free but packaged in a room that comes in contact with wheat, soy, corn, nuts and other food allergens. The kits are also vegetarian-friendly.
*Book and cheese kit will ship separately.