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Which Cheeses Can You Make at Home?

Which Cheeses Can You Make at Home?

If you love cheese, you’ve probably daydreamed of making cheese in your very own kitchen. Yes, you can make cheese at home—and the easiest way to learn how is to start with a few quick, easy, and delicious recipes like ricotta and mozzarella. Here are the types of cheese you can make at home with simple ingredients and basic kitchen gear.

How to Select, Store, and Ripen Camembert Cheese

How to Select, Store, and Ripen Camembert Cheese

Few cheeses are as beloved as Camembert. This plush, buttery bloomy rind is an icon of French cheese with an intriguing backstory, enticing flavors and textures, and influence on cheesemakers and cheese lovers around the world. Here’s everything you need to know about Camembert cheese, including what it is, where it’s from, and how to store, serve, and pair it with food and drink.

The Best Camembert Cheese Pairings

The Best Camembert Cheese Pairings

Luscious, creamy Camembert is one of our absolute favorite cheeses—and its rich texture and buttery, earthy flavor notes make it ideal for pairing with wine, beer, and other foods. Whether it’s firm and mild or runny and ripe, this snowy-white bloomy rind can be the star of any cheese board or cheese tasting. Here’s how to serve French Camembert cheese, plus some of our favorite foods and drinks to pair with it.

Camembert Versus Brie: What's the Difference?

Camembert Versus Brie: What's the Difference?

Camembert cheese and Brie cheese have a lot in common. These French cheeses look and taste similar, and they can be stored and eaten in similar ways. But key differences in their characteristics and how and where they’re produced make each cheese unique. Here’s a breakdown of the differences between Camembert and Brie.

Who Invented Camembert Cheese?

Who Invented Camembert Cheese?

Camembert is one of the most beloved bloomy rind cheeses. Known for its snowy white rind, buttery flavor, creamy texture, and small size, this iconic French cheese has a fascinating—and possibly apocryphal—history. Here’s the legendary origin story of Camembert cheese.

What Is Camembert Cheese?

What Is Camembert Cheese?

Camembert is one of France’s most iconic cheeses. This luscious, buttery, bloomy rind cheese is delicious whether it’s served on a cheese board or baked into puff pastry. Here’s what to know about Camembert cheese.

The Best Cheese Boards You Can Buy in 2022

The Best Cheese Boards You Can Buy in 2022

What should you look for in a cheese board? It should be beautiful, durable, easy to clean, and long-lasting—but not all boards are created equal. Here’s a rundown of the best types of cheese board you can buy.

How to Label a Black Charcuterie Board the Right Way

How to Label a Black Charcuterie Board the Right Way

You’ve done the shopping, cleaned the house, and arranged a beautiful spread for a festive cheese party. But there’s one more step to take care of before your charcuterie board is ready for your guests to enjoy: labeling each cheese. Here are some of our favorite ways to label a charcuterie board properly.

The Best Alternatives to Wooden Cheese Boards

The Best Alternatives to Wooden Cheese Boards

Choosing the right cheese board comes down to a few different factors: size, appearance, and of course, material. Wooden charcuterie boards can create a beautiful presentation, but they’re not the only serving boards out there. Here’s why the material your board is made from matters, and our picks for the best alternatives to wooden cheese boards.

How One Home Cheesemaker Solved His Cheese Humidity Problem

How One Home Cheesemaker Solved His Cheese Humidity Problem

We love it when our cheese community shows off their favorite ways to use the Cheese Grotto, including aging cheese. Like dedicated DIY-er Fred Schenkelberg, who incorporated the Grotto into his aging setup to control cheese humidityWe caught up with Fred to learn more about how he built his cheese cave and the tools he uses to make his own delicious cheese.

Cheese Humidity: How to Use a Hygrometer to Make Your Cheese Last Longer

Cheese Humidity: How to Use a Hygrometer to Make Your Cheese Last Longer

One of the easiest ways to ensure that your favorite cheeses taste amazing is to keep them in a Cheese Grotto, which provides the humid environment cheeses need to last longer. Here’s what you need to know about cheese humidity and how to measure it with a digital hygrometer, whether you’re storing or aging cheese at home.

What Is the Best Temperature for Aging Cheese?

What Is the Best Temperature for Aging Cheese?

Want to take your passion for cheese to the next level? Try aging cheese at home! With just a little know-how and a few pieces of equipment that can control temperature and humidity, it’s easy to ripen store-bought or homemade cheese in your own kitchen.