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DIY Cheese Kit | Cheddar, Mozzarella & Ricotta | Dairy Free


by Urban Cheesecraft

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The Product:

Choose not to eat dairy but miss cheese? Urban Cheesecraft has now made it easy to craft delicious DAIRY-FREE, vegan, paleo and allergy-friendly cheddar and mozzarella. So much better than store-bought, plus you get to customize with your of nuts, seeds, veggies and even white beans in just about 30 minutes! Nut or seed based ricotta is delicious as well as quick and easy to make.

This Dairy-Free Cheddar, Mozzarella & Ricotta Kit makes 10 batches and includes these carefully selected and tested supplies:

Fine Mesh, 100% Cotton Cheesecloth
Gluten-Free Tapioca Flour (cassava root)
Quick Gelling Agar Powder (seaweed)
Smoked Sea Salt
Nutritional Yeast
Organic Smoked Paprika
Pure, Non-Iodized Flake Salt
Gluten-Free, Non-GMO Citric Acid

NO soy, grains, gluten, or carageenan! And if you have a nut allergy, you can use seeds or beans. There are NO nuts in the kit.

You can add your choice of nuts, seeds, veggies or even white beans as well as a healthy oil, optional spices and herbs. In less than an hour, you can behold and enjoy your own homemade, delicious, totally plant-based wheel of cheese!

The Maker:

"After researching and learning lots about making food from local ingredients, I was inspired to make my own cheese. When I tried to find local cheese making supplies though, I had no luck. With the knowledge that people have been making cheese for thousands of years with simple recipes and without fancy equipment, I persevered. After endless (still learning!) late nights of weeding through lots of info., I understood that there are many, many fresh cheeses that do not require aging and that can be made at home with little or no special equipment. I tried many, shared them with friends at gatherings and enjoyed the oohs, ahhs and questions. I thought more people would be happy to have this skill, so I decided to make it easier for others to get started making and enjoying their own homemade cheese too. Making fresh cheeses is a simple skill that was lost in the past few decades of quantity over quality and I’d like to help it get back into kitchens- even city kitchens where we don’t have space for bulky equipment (or cows- though in Portland we can have goats in our garages and backyards, yay!). I strive to make the kits fail-proof and affordable so that novices can get started. There’s a low investment in time and cost but high reward in self-sufficiency and quality!"      

~Claudia Lucero (Owner, Cheesemaker, Creator)