Making Cheese in Asia
Cheese is not a popular dish in Asia for Asian’s. It’s mostly one of those “Western” foods that cost a lot more then they do back home. Cheese especially is expensive and sometimes not very good. Very rarely is the cheese made here in Asia, but imported. So what can you do? Make your cheese yourself with the cheese making supplies Asia.
Cheese Making Supplies Asia
For hard cheese, you need a press and molds. Both of these can be hand made using PVC piping and a few pieces of wood. You can check around the internet with a good of “DIY Cheese Press” or similar search terms.
Another trick is to use a bit of a store bought cheese to culture the cheese you want. For example, a small bit of blue cheese you get from the store can be blended with 1/4 cup of water and added as culture to your cheese to make a 2-3kg wheel of blue cheese. And it’ll be much better than what you bought at the store.
Milk in Asia
Because of laws in many Asian countries covering milk, the store milk you get will make a few types of cheeses but not many. As a general rule, any cheese you make that doesn’t need rennet, can be made with store bought milk.
If you live in some parts of Asia, you can easily find a dairy farm to get fresh, or even raw milk. In other parts, finding raw milk is nearly impossible.
Start Your Asian Cheese Making Experience
Like mentioned before, making cheese is easy. All you need to do is get started. Start out with something simple like Cream Cheese. Once you’ve tasted the difference in store bought cheese and your artisan cheese, you’ll never buy cheese again.