How to Make Cheddar Cheese at Home

Discover how simple it is to make cheese at home with this recipe for homemade cheddar cheese.


  • Learn how to make cheddar cheese at home.
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  • Photo By Fotolia/Kesu
  • In "Homemade Cheese," author Janet Hurst shows you how to easily craft your own cheddar, feta, chèvre, mozzarella, and 50 more cheeses. Read advanced, step-by-step, how-to advice on the use of molds and aging your cheeses. Learn how to craft cheese with cow's, goat's or sheep's milk.

The following is an excerpt from "Homemade Cheese" by Janet Hurst (Voyageur Press, 2011). The excerpt is from Chapter 3: Culture and Rennet. 

Quick Cheddar 
Another variation on the classic cheddar.

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT

Cheese press
Cheese mat



INGREDIENTS

1 gallon fresh cow milk
1/4 teaspoon Mesophilic DVI MA culture
1/4 teaspoon liquid rennet dissolved in 1⁄2 cup nonchlorinated water
1 tablespoon noniodized salt



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