Call +44 (0)1620 825972  or email:

Blog Post

The Glasgow Food Blog

The Glasgow Food Blog did a rather nice piece on The Big Cheese Making Kit:

The Big Cheesemaking Kit

We spotted this kit a while back at the Clarkston Farmers Market, being sold by Creeside Charcuterie. The kit is made in Edinburgh and is available online or through Creeside.

I was pretty interested in the kit, and thankfully Santa remembered and got me the goats cheese kit for Christmas! I’ve had a go of making it this afternoon. All I needed to buy that wasn’t in the kit was goats milk. The kit comes with everything else – salt, citric acid, butter muslin and a thermometer.

The first step is to heat the milk (with citric acid) to 180F in a saucepan, stirring. This took me about 10-15 minutes all up and was quite relaxing as I sipped my Pimms.


Next, it was time to strain. This is where things didn’t quite go to plan. I strained it through the butter muslin, but nearly all of it drained through. At this point I was a bit frustrated and confused as I didn’t know what to do, being a total novice! Thankfully Ailsa was on twitter (@bigcheesemaking) and suggested I reheat the milk, add a little more citric acid and strain through doubled-over muslin. This seemed to do the trick!


I left it to strain for 30 minutes, and then had my very own goats cheese! I was absolutely over the moon when I tasted it as it really is unlike shop-bought goats cheese. This is a lot creamier and silkier and is delicious on bread or crackers. It has quite a mild taste which I’ve found tastes great with chilli and spicy flavours, like mango chutney.

image The next day I made bread with the leftover whey as I like to try not to waste anything! I cannot wait to make more cheese with this kit.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

The Farm Shop & Deli Show

We exhibited at one of our favourite shows recently,  the Farm Shop & Deli Show

The Evening News

Thank you to the Edinburgh Evening News for a nice wee article about The

Thank You Speciality Foods!

Thank you to Speciality Foods magazine for their write up on The Big Cheese

The Big Cheese is on the up!

Delighted to see The Big Cheese Making Kit is top of the "going up"

The Big Cheese Wins Award!

We are very excited to announce that The Big Cheese Making Kit was voted