After researching and learning lots about making food from local ingredients, Urban owners Claudia and Jeff were inspired to make our own cheese. When they tried to find local cheese making supplies though, they had no luck. The duo thought more people would be happy to have this skill, so they decided to make it easier for others to get started making and enjoying their own homemade cheese too. After researching wholesalers, testing recipes, sourcing quality supplies in the west coast (for the most part–they’re always striving for closer and closer suppliers) to create simple kits for fresh cheeses; no cows of your own or long-term aging required.
This means you can buy a gallon of milk at the grocery store and be eating your own fresh cheese within an hour! This amazed us too and we want to spread the word. Making fresh cheeses is a simple skill that has been somewhat lost in the past few decades of quantity over quality and Urban Cheesecraft would like to help it get back into kitchens–even small city kitchens. Easy-to-follow instructions and affordable kits and supplies make it simple for cheese making novices to get started. There’s a low investment in time and cost but high reward in self-sufficiency and quality! In less than an hour you can enjoy fresh mozzarella, ricotta, queso blanco, goat cheese and more–made in your very own kitchen, using the milk of your choice. Try it and you won’t believe you didn’t do it sooner.