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Our New Website!

Hello cheese makers! I'm hugely excited to present you with The Big Cheese Making Kit's new website for 2016. I hope you like it! I started making Kits in my kitchen back in 2013. What started as a hobby in September of that year had already exploded by three months later. It was crazy a time, and I had to rope in family members, friends and a variety of Christmas Elves to help out! We've come along way since since then. You can now find us in Read More...

Competition time!

Who doesn't like winning things? Who doesn't like cheesy pop songs? If only there was a way to combine these two glorious things... Well now there is! To be in with a chance to win one of our magnificent The ULTIMATE Cheese Making Kit's (rrp £36) tell us your ULTIMATE Cheesy Pop Song. It's as simple as that! Whether it be Right Said Fred's 'I'm Too Sexy' or A-ha's classic 'Take On Me' we want to know. Either send us a tweet using the hashtag Read More...

Why make cheese?

Cheese making is fast, simple, and fun. Here's a few reasons why cheese makers love what they do!   For starters there's nothing more likely to impress friends or family than being able to serve them delicious homemade cheese. Cheese made by you, with your own hands, in your own kitchen!   Not everybody wants additives and preservatives in their food. As you're making the cheese yourself, you know exactly what's in it. Our kits contain citric acid, organic sea salt, vegetarian rennet and nothing else. Read More...

Burns Night

Robert Burns was born on the 25th of January, 1759. He was witty, unbridled creatively, and driven. He believed in equality and could not stomach hypocrisy. He was a fiercely proud Scot. All of these virtues have become ingrained in what it is to be Scottish, and are the reasons why we celebrate his birthday each year. What better way to honour the great man's life than through poetry and food? Each Burns Night has its own unique flavour, but most have at least Read More...

Tweet to eat

We've had some truly fantastic pictures sent in over the past few weeks. It seems like Santa was very generous with his Big Cheese Making Kits this year. We've added lots of your photos to our Your Cheesy Snaps. Is yours there? Just after Christmas, one of our lovely Twitter followers, Amber Smith, sent us a series of tweets and photos of her halloumi making escapades, and I thought I'd share them with you here. It started with a tweet. https://twitter.com/Kid_Kadoo/status/551169532958887936 We started to Read More...

Whey to go!

One of our lovely Twitter followers, @Reddoorgarden, recently pondered the use of the whey from their cheese making. A retweet later and The Big Cheese Community was offering advice on different ways to use leftover whey. This seemed a good idea for a blog post. Whey: what is it? Whey is a liquid by-product of cheese making, gathered after milk has been curdled and strained. Whey consists of milk sugars, minerals, albuminous protein, and of course water. It contains all the essential Read More...

Your Cheesy Christmas Snaps

Happy New Year lovely cheese makers! For our first blog of 2015, we thought we'd have a look at some of the wonderful photos  you've sent in over the festive season.     @becsimms: Santa (@spellstef) got me a goats cheese making kit for Christmas! Can't wait to try it out...     @wee_sweetie: Sister LOVES her mozzarella kit!     @RhiannonEvans14: Definitely winner of most exciting Christmas present @bigcheesemaking love halloumi can't wait to give it a spin!     @littlemegmum: Look what I got for Crimbo!!!! Too yummy for Border Terriers me thinks!!!     @johill2009's wonderful goat cheese!       @Happy_Appetite: Great Read More...

Big Cheese Round Up

Hello! It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, else it is here at Big Cheese HQ! You may have seen us in various newspapers and magazines over the last few weeks, so we thought we'd do a wee blog that pops all the recent exciting Big Cheese press in one place! Just click on the photos to see the full article! First up, this fantastic piece on cheese making by @emmacowing in The Daily Mail.   Next this wonderful article in Prima Baby Read More...

This Christmas Vs My First Christmas by Ailsa

I launched The Big Cheese Making Kit in September 2012 from my spare room. I bought enough ingredients to make 400 Big Cheese Making Kits. I thought that would be plenty to see me through Christmas and into January 2013....that was far from the case! I launched the Kits on our website www.bigcheesemakingkit.com and www.notonthehighstreet.com on the same day and sales started trickling in immediately. I was making the Kits myself and my the end of the first week I Read More...

What I really want for Christmas by Jonathan

The best present I've ever received was a surprise Super Nintendo from my parents. I am now 26 and I probably would still be pretty happy with that present. Here are 5 things I am hoping Santa, Jim Carey or whoever it is this year will bring me: Self Tying Nike Trainers Nike made a promise that by the end of 2014 they would be selling self tying shoes - much like Marty Mcfly in Back to the Future. Where are my Read More...