What?  Live without cheese? Inconceivable!

I’m starting to learn about cheese making in the medieval period.  Those of you who know me, know I do not like spending time in the kitchen, but this is a health issue.   I need to start watching my salt intake, and cheeses are so salty, I am going to try and experiment with developing  low salt cheeses.   I have learned salt is a required ingredient for hard cheeses, so I  need to see what the minimum I can get away with is, and still have it develop correctly.  If I am going to spend time in the kitchen, I might as well do it the old fashioned way while I’m at it and contribute some knowledge to my journey backwards.
I have not gotten very far on this quest yet, but I’m sharing the links I have found on the topic here.  If you have any food sources for authentic cheese recipes or information, please send them to me and I will include them here.

Historical Cheese Info / Links

Amazing collection of historical cheese making links!

Viking cheese info

Scholarly article for historic cheeses

Historical scholarly article 

History of cheese

History info – no citations

Cheddar Cheese

Cheddar Cheese –  good basic instructions for how to

Cheddar recipe 

Cheddar history

More cheddar history

Blue Cheese

Blue cheese

Non-historical Cheese Info and Links

General info on making cheese at home

Easy / beginner cheese


Collection of modern recipes

Livarot chese info and recipes

Yorkshire cheese making – scholarly article

30 Cheeses to make at home

Related Info

Scholarly article on cheese cultures

Cheese culture info

How to make mesophilic cheese starter

Videos on making mesophilic culture

How to culture buttermilk

Salt in cheese

More salt info


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