The Art of Natural Cheesemaking

In a culinary world dominated by artificial processes, David Asher’s The Art of Natural Cheesemaking emerges as a beacon for those yearning for a return to traditional, earth-friendly cheese creation.

This guide isn’t just a collection of over 35 step-by-step recipes; it’s a manifesto for a cheesemaking revolution, championing intuitive and natural practices.

A Call to Traditional Cheesemaking

Asher draws a parallel between the craft of natural cheesemaking and other artisanal food practices like sourdough bread and lambic ales. He challenges the modern cheesemaking norms that rely heavily on unnatural additives and complex machinery.

Mastering the Craft with Nature

Sourcing Milk: Learn the importance of quality milk, including how to find and use raw milk for cheesemaking.

Cultivating Cultures: Asher teaches you to nurture your own bacterial and fungal cultures, stepping away from packaged options.

Natural Rennet and Beyond: Discover how to create your rennet and explore techniques for rennet-free cheeses.

Rejecting the Plastic and Chemicals: This guide shows how to avoid modern pitfalls of cheesemaking by selecting the right, natural tools and ingredients.

Your Cheese, Your Rules

From the foundations of milk and cultures to the nuances of different cheese families, Asher’s book delves deep. Each of the fourteen chapters focuses on a cheese type, from kefir and paneer to complex alpine and washed-rind cheeses.

The guidance is practical, enriched with illustrations and photos that bring the cheesemaking process to life.

A Stand Against Big Dairy

The Art of Natural Cheesemaking goes beyond recipes and techniques. It’s an outspoken critique of the dairy industry’s practices, from the overuse of laboratory-grown cultures to the encroachment of GMOs into our cheese. Asher doesn’t just teach you to make cheese; he urges you to take a stand for sustainable, ethical cheesemaking.

Changing the Way We Make Cheese

This guide is a clarion call to embrace a more natural approach to cheesemaking. It’s for home cheesemakers and small-scale producers alike, inspiring a shift towards methods that respect the environment and our health.

Are you ready to be part of the natural cheesemaking movement? Let David Asher guide you through a transformative journey, where the cheese becomes not just food but a statement for a better, more natural way of living.


Author: David Asher

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603585781

Country: UK  

Pages: 320

Language: English  

Dimension: 8 x 10 inch