Anxious to try your hand at cheesemaking, but can’t fit it in to your busy schedule? No problem! Claudia Lucero is here to help, with her new cookbook One Hour Cheese. That means if you only have an hour to spare, even you can make and enjoy fluffy ricotta, stretchy mozzarella, creamy chèvre, milky paneer, and even pillow-y burrata right in your own kitchen. If you’re searching for a way to wow your friends or in-laws at your next dinner party, homemade cheese is the way to go. Want to learn more before taking the plunge? Check out culture‘s review of Lucero’s book and one of her cheesemaking kits in our upcoming summer issue, on stands June 17th.
One Hour Cheese is filled with simple cheese recipes as well as tips for stocking your kitchen and keeping things neat and tidy throughout the cooking process. Lucero also offers recipes for using the cheeses in homemade meals—think ricotta cheese tartlets topped with fresh berries or chivo fresco in a Mexican Báhn Mí. Even better? All of the cheese recipes come with easy-to-follow, step-by-step photos, taking the guesswork out of the making of curds and whey.
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