Day 337: Stacks of Cheddar

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December 2, 2012 by Alex Hoekstra

DIY isn’t the right approach to everything.  I wouldn’t trust myself to wire my own house or cut down big precariously-placed trees – important as they are and fascinating as they would be to learn about doing, sometimes it’s advantageous to leave things to the experts.  When it comes to food, however, I’m one of the biggest proponents of DIY from start to finish.  Have you ever made your own yogurt?  What about your own beer?  Grown your own mushrooms?  Me neither, but nowadays, there’s an app for that.  Learning about food can almost never be a bad thing, so I’m really pleased to support today’s project to cultivate a new batch of home-grown cheese-makers.

Do it yourself.  Get your hands dirty.  Stay cheesy.  Back Make Cheese Inc. to get your cheese-making kit before December 12.


A Cheese kit lets you make cheese at home by using regular store-bought milk (skim, 1%, 2%, 3.25%). Milk can be goat or cow milk. The kits come with everything you need to make multiple batches of cheese. All you will need is the milk. 1 gallon (4L) of milk makes 1 batch of cheese (roughly 1 lb of cheese). You don’t get preservatives. You do get the experience of making your own fresh, delicious cheese.


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