Say Cheese!: A Kid's Guide to Cheese Making with Recipes for Mozzarella, Cream Cheese, Feta & Other Favorites

Say Cheese!: A Kid's Guide to Cheese Making with Recipes for Mozzarella, Cream Cheese, Feta & Other Favorites

by Ricki Carroll, Sarah Carroll

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Best-selling author Ricki Carroll — known around the world as “the Cheese Queen” — and her daughter, Sarah Carroll, bring easy cheese making right into your kitchen with this fun guide for kids and families. Step-by-step photos take kids ages 8–12 through the cheese making process, then teach them how to make 12 classic favorites, including mozzarella, feta, ricotta, and cream cheese. A hearty helping of kitchen chemistry and math along with bits of international cheese making history add to the education. A bonus log sheet lets young cheese makers keep notes just like the pros, while punch-out labels and colorful flags will embellish homemade cheeses and global cheese platters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612128238
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 05/15/2018
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 767,015
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

The Cheese Queen, Ricki Carroll, and her daughter, Sarah Carroll, are the authors of Say Cheese! and own and operate New England Cheesemaking Supply, a mail-order company located in western Massachusetts. Ricki is the author of the best-selling Home Cheese Making. She is a founding member of the American Cheese Society. Sarah is a master cheese maker who teaches cheesemaking classes for children and adults. Find them online at

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: We Love Cheese!
  Great Moments in Cheese History
  It All Starts with Milk
  Meet the Animals
  Good Milk Matters
  The Other Ingredients
  The Science of Cheese
  Tools of the Trade
  Keep It Clean!
Chapter 2: Let's Make Some Cheese!
  To Make Acid-Set and Cultured Cheeses
  Wrapping and Storing Cheese
  Cheese Recipes: Mascarpone, Crème Fraiche, Fromage Blanc, Yogurt, Ricotta, Queso Blanco, Cream Creese, Feta, Mozzarella, and Other Easy-Peasy Things You Can Make with Milk
Chapter 3: More about Cheese (Including Recipes)
  Meet the Families of Cheese
  The Wide World of Cheese
  Great Moments in Cheese History
  Creating a Cheese Plate
  Ricotta Pancakes
  Super-Easy Cheesy Biscuits
  Quick and Crispy Quesadillas
  Great Grilled Cheese Combos
  Marvelous Mac & Cheese
  Mini Greek Pizza
  Family Fondue Night
  Itty-Bitty Lasagnas
  Berry Good Cream Cheese Pie
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Say Cheese!: A Kid's Guide to Cheese Making with Recipes for Mozzarella, Cream Cheese, Feta & Other Favorites 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
SandrasBookNook More than 1 year ago
I am a certified cheeseaholic and have taught my kids well, so this book was PERFECT for our family!! My 9-year-old was so excited to make cheese with Momma! We started nice and easy with Queso Blanco and it was smooth sailing. She loved being involved in all of the steps to making the cheese and it came together nicely. We then made the Fried Queso Blanco which I loved. She wasn’t thrilled with it, but then she doesn’t take to new flavors quickly. The flavor isn’t like her “normal” cheeses, so we moved on. Up next was Feta. Said 9-year-old will be 10-years-old next month, so we are going to make homemade, make your own pizzas for her birthday. I love a oil base (vs. tomato) and multiple cheeses and really like using feta on my pizza, so I wanted to make some feta now so it could cure. This one was more intense in the making, but it once again came together smoothly. Feta is not her thing, so she was less interested in being a part of every step of the process so I did most of this one alone albeit with some help from her. Feta isn’t normally made with cow’s milk, so the flavor isn’t exactly the same, but it’s close enough that I’m very happy with it! We haven’t made the mozzarella yet as we want it to be closer to her birthday so it’s fairly fresh, but I have made mozzarella before and am confident that this recipe will work wonderfully. There are more cheeses to try–cream cheeses, yogurt and ricotta and I’m sure the recipes on these are great as well. We’ll see as we try them one by one. This is a great book to get your kids involved in the kitchen! As a home school mom I loved the fact that she was learning the science behind the cheese, math at times (we only used one gallon of milk, so everything had to be halved) and having lots of fun doing it! I strongly recommend this book for parents of cheese lovers out there. Let them have a hand in making their own cheese and then the joy of eating what they made. It’s worth it!! I received a copy of this book from Storey Publishing for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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