There are so many reasons to make food from scratch: you can control what goes into it, so you know you’re not getting any artificial baddies; it doesn’t have environment-damaging food miles attached; it’s usually cheaper; and you get to indulge your creative side!
Mad Millie is a Kiwi company that creates DIY food kits, meaning you can make delicious artisan foods in your own kitchen. The range includes preserving kits, pasta kits, pizza kits and – best of all – home cheese-making kits.
With Mad Millie cheese-making kits, even the most inexperienced home cooks can create mozzarella, ricotta, mascarpone, quark, cottage cheese, feta, halloumi, cream cheese, cheddar, caerphilly, asiago,gouda, Colby, camembert, double cream brie, stilton style cheese, Neufchatel and blue vein.
What more could a cheese-lover ask for?
The best part about a Mad Millie Cheese Kit is that everything is provided – you won’t need to go out in search of obscure, impossible-to-find ingredients – in fact, all you need is milk!
Saskia Thornton, from Mad Millie, says that the whole idea behind Mad Millie is that the kits enable anybody at all to make delicious cheeses at home. “I know it sounds too good to be true, but you really don’t need to be an expert to make your own cheeses with a Mad Millie kit. Everything except the milk is provided, and the instructions are clear and simple – it’s easy, you just need to give it a go!”
You’ll be able to whip up delights such as berry and mascarpone pancakes, spinach and ricotta cannelloni, Greek salad – or perhaps just a cheese board, filled with your very own creations. Imagine how impressed your friends will be! Not only that, but simple pleasures (such as the humble macaroni cheese) will take on new meaning – homemade just tastes that much better.
In fact, you’ll find that your very own handcrafted cheese tastes as good, if not better, than the store-bought alternative. Plus, you know exactly what’s gone in to it. Cheese this good really shouldn’t be so easy to make.
Mad Millie – for those who are mad about cheese!
MAD MILLIE KITS
Beginner’s Italian Kit: Mozzarella, ricotta, ricotta salata and mascarpone.
Artisan’s One Day Cheese Kit: Mozzarella, ricotta, ricotta salata, mascarpone, quark, cottage cheese, feta, halloumi, light cream cheese and
french style cream cheese.
Fresh Cheese Complete Kit: Feta, halloumi, cottage cheese, cream cheese and quark.
Hard Cheese Kit: Farmhouse cheddar, bra, caerphilly, asiago,gouda and Colby.
Specialty Cheese Kit: Camembert, double cream brie, stilton style cheese, French Neufchatel and blue vein.
Probiotic Yoghurt Kit: Probiotic yoghurt, soy yoghurt, Greek-style yoghurt and yoghurt cheese.
More Mad Millie kits are available from the website – www.madmillie.com