Hunt Gather Talk: Basic Cheesemaking


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In this episode, I geek out on basic cheesemaking — the original way to preserve milk and dairy products — with Claudia Lucero of Urban Cheesecraft in Portland, Oregon. It’s a fun, super useful conversation about what equipment you need (hint: not much), where to get good milk, and how to actually make a few basic cheeses at home.

Podcast art for cheesemaking episode.

Hunt Gather Talk is sponsored by FilsonE-Fish and Foraged Market; their generosity makes this podcast happen.

  • You can learn more about Claudia Lucero on her website Urban Cheesecraft.
  • She has several fantastic books, including One Hour Cheese, which is what you think, Cooking with Whey, a byproduct of cheesemaking, and Instant Pot Cheese — yes, you can make cheese using an Instant Pot!
  • Claudia’s main social media is on Instagram, where she goes by @urbancheesecraft

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  1. Hola Hank,

    Are Milk Thistle blossoms usable for rennet as is Bull Thistle blossoms?


    — jay