How do you learn to make cheese?

Fraser and I often get asked about how we got into cheese making, and whether we already knew what we were doing before we decided to start our cheese business. Actually, we didn't! We had the idea of becoming cheesemakers first, and then set about learning how to do it. Compared to making bread or jam, cheese is much harder to make at home. It can be done, and it is quite possible to make really good fresh cheese in a normal kitchen. Anything where you want to develop a rind or mature it for any length of time is rather trickier, though you can do it with some persistence. The key really is trial and error, repeating the process many, many times. Our first port of call was google, and we ca

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