Beautiful smooth textured cheese with a creamy yet sharp flavour
From $65.00 incl tax
Creamy semi-soft cheese
From $130.00 incl tax
When using Wangapeka Whole Milk, depending on the cheese you are making you should get 1.5kg to 10L of milk.
You can purchase Wangapeka Whole Milk either by sening us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 03 522 4308
Whey is the liquid drained from your curd whilst cheese making. Depending on the cheese will depend on the amount you get out ie: harder cheeses will have more moisture pressed out.
A good cheese to begin your journey with is Halloumi & or Ricotta, these cheeses are simple in their processes and are ready in a shorter time frame. They will give you a good understanding of the processes ie: sanitizing, heating, pressing etc which you can refine in more difficult recipes.
We do, currently we are running Halloumi & Ricotta or Feta & Mascarpone Classes with the Nelson Marlborough Institue of Technology. To find out more click here.
We pride ourselves on good milk. Not only for drinking, baking, enjoying but yes cheese making also.
The two main characteristics of good cheese making milk and the Fat & Protein percentages.
The average NZ herd Fat % is 3.5% where we are sitting at a healthy 6.12%. Fat is where your flavour comes from so have a silky creamy milk will give you that extra flavour and depth to your cheeses.
Your protein gives you yield. In NZ your average yield would be 1kg per 10L where we are sitting at 1.5kg per 10L
Cheese making doesn't need to be a specialized and expensive hobby. Often you will find different baskets to use as draining trays or varies weaved cloths that will do what you need.
Water Bath - This is one pot placed inside another. You can use what you have in the kitchen or head to your nearest Kmart for a cheap stock pot.
A Long Knife - Again, find what you have. This just needs to be long enough to cut your curd right to the bottom of your pot.
Cheese Cloth - Play with this, often we use Chux cloth from the supermarket or old net curtains. Baby muslin also works well.
Cheese Molds - This is where you can have some fun, head to your nearest $2.00 shop or novelty shop and see what different plastic baskets they have, love hearts, circles or squares you pick.
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