The ultimate cheesemaking resource for everyone from the avid home hobbyist to the serious commercial artisan
Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking—the forthcoming book by acclaimed cheesemaker Gianaclis Caldwell—is the book every cheesemaker will want as their bible to take them from their first, simple cheeses to ultimately creating their own, unique masterpiece cheeses.
While there are increasing numbers of books out there on making cheese, none approach the intricacies of the science behind how milk becomes cheese, as well as the intricacies of fermenting, affinage (aging), and considerations for preparing each category of cheese variety in such easy-to-understand detail.
Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking takes a deep look at the history, science, culture, and art of making handmade cheese on a small scale, and includes detailed information on home-scale equipment and scaling for what makes most sense, everything you want to know about affinage, including using oils, brushes, waxes, and other alternative aging techniques.
The book also includes extensive recipes that dictate the hard numbers, but also the concepts behind each style of cheese, including beautiful photographs, profiles of other cheesemakers, a detailed troubleshooting guide, and an extensive appendix for quick reference in the preparation and the aging room.
Caldwell acts as a tutor, guide, and cheering section as readers follow the pathway to cheesemaking artisanship detailed in Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking. This user-friendly, fun book will thoroughly explain the art and science that allow milk to be transformed into epicurean masterpieces. For the avid home hobbyist, to the serious commercial artisan, Caldwell has created an irreplaceable resource.
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