Here are 75 recipes for cheeses and other dairy products that require basic cheese making techniques and the freshest of ingredients, offering the satisfaction of turning out a coveted delicacy.
Among the step-by-step tested recipes for cheese varieties are farmhouse cheddar, gouda, fromage blanc, queso blanco, marscarpone, ricotta and 30-minute mozzarella. Recipes for dairy products include creme fraiche, sour cream, yoghurt, keifer, buttermilk and clotted cream.
There are also 60 recipes for cooking with cheese including such treats such as Ricotta Pancakes with Banana Pecan Syrup, Cream Cheese Muffins, Broiled Pears and Vermont Shepherd Cheese, Proscuitto and Cheese Calzones and Grilled Vegetable Stacks with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce.
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