Smile...say cheeese!

Written by Lisa Baggio — August 14, 2015

"Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese." 

- Luis Buñuel

With the salami making season almost over, our homemade food and beverage enthusiasts will be contemplating their next home crafted food challenge. We have just the idea! How about trying your hand at cheese making? It really is something we can all do at home. The process has been made even easier with this fantastic range of homemade Cheese Kits from Epicurean. Whether it's Ricotta, Feta, Mozzarella, Blue Vein or Camembert cheese you love, there's a kit available for every style. 

Premium Cheese Kit

 

Greek Feta Cheese Kit

 

 

Camembert and Blue Vein Cheese Kit

 

Mozzarella and Ricotta Cheese Kit

 

Home Cheese Making Book

 

~ 13 Acres' Cheese Adventures ~ 

Be inspired by Brenda from 13 Acres as she has a go at making her very own Camembert cheese at home, following her training and participation in our Camembert cheese making course. Brenda has also written a lovely blog capturing the step by step process of her cheese making adventure. You can watch her video by clicking here

Below are some images from Brenda's 13 Acres blog. We hope you'll love'em! And yes, it really is that easy!

We are also in the process of expanding our range of cheese making equipment and supplies to keep up with demand. So, watch this space! New products arriving in our stores in the next fortnight. Click here to check out our current range ONLINE

~ Food & Beverage Courses ~ 

Sausage Making Courses

We have now released new dates for our Sausage Making Courses at both our Reservoir and Clayton stores. James Mele will teach you everything you need to know to make fresh, tasty, healthy sausages all year round. Book ONLINE

 

Haloumi and Ricotta Cheese Making Course

Learn how to make Haloumi and Ricotta cheese at home at our fun, hands-on workshop with Gerard, a cheese maker from a Victorian artisan cheese company. Courses will be held at our Clayton store on the 18th August, 2015 or the Reservoir store on the 1st September, 2015. Book ONLINE

Halloumi and Ricotta Cheese Making Course

Camembert Cheese Making Course

Learn how to make Camembert cheese also at our hands on, informative and fun workshops with artisan cheese maker, Gerard. The workshops will be offered at both our Clayton store on the 22nd September from 6pm until 9pm and our Reservoir store on the 29th September, 2015 from 6pm until 9pm. Book ONLINE

 Camembert Cheese Making Course

All Grain Home Brewing Course

Cade will be launching his very own introduction to All Grain Home Brewing Course in August at both the Reservoir and Clayton stores. Learn all about equipment needed, grains, hops, yeast, how to mill, mash and all maturation/fermentation and bottling techniques to make your favourite styles of grain beers. Book ONLINE.

 

 

~ Home Make It's Top 5 Father's Day Gift Ideas ~ 

#5

Spoil dad this Father's Day with a Gift Card from Home Make It. Our Gift Cards can also be used to purchase any of our Food and Beverage Courses.  

 

#4 

What dad would not want one of these!  5lt Copper Still with condenser and thermometer.  

Copper Bar Still 5Lt with Copper Condenser and Thermometer

 

#3 

Get dad busy in the kitchen with our Sausage and Salami Making Equipment Kits.  

Homemade Sausage & Salami Equipment Kit

 

#2 

We have a massive range of Salami and Sausage Recipe Kits to compliment the Equipment Kit.  

Homemade Sausage Recipe Kit - DOLCE ITALIAN 

#1 

Every man cave must have one of these! We have a huge range of homebrew kits and recipe kits.  

Home Brew - Beer Kit - "Super Upgraded"

Beer Recipe Kit - Yat Fak Ale

 

~ Rose Creek Estate Open Garden

 

Come along and see for yourselves one of Melbourne's hidden treasures! Rose Creek Estate, in the heart of suburban East Keilor is opening its garden to the public. Rose Creek Estate has been described as "Tuscany in East Keilor". You truly have to see it, to believe it! An olive grove, winery, and magnificent garden hidden away behind a suburban home. 

Date: 30th of August 2015 

Where: 2 Craig Street, East Keilor

Time: 11am to 4:30pm

Entry: 5$ - Proceeds go to the Stephanie Alexander's Kitchen Garden Foundation

There will be wine and olive oil and olives from the estate, taste the latest releases, the Victorian Herb Society will be there, coffee, music, oven baked bread. Stephanie Alexander's Kitchen Garden Foundation will cook delicious wood-fired pizza. Watch the baby chickens, guinea fouls and peacock and accompany a tour around the beautiful gardens.

Our Home Make It team will be there too with a pop-up store of all our popular and unique equipment and supplies, including our new range of Arancini Moulds.  

 

~ Cade's Home Brew News ~

Hi Brewers,

Hope you have all been tucking into some nice smoky porters and roasty stouts to ward this Winter weather off. We have been all kinds of busy at Home Make It!

If you remember back to last newsletter we had the gents from the Merri Mashers Brew Club over to brew up an all Gladfield malt Baltic Porter on our 100 litre brew system at Clayton. We split the end product up and Reservoir and Clayton stores each have had a fermenter bubbling away since. At Reservoir we dry hopped it with Amarillo hops, and for Clayton we went for American oak chips. I bottled both this week and after a sneaky  "quality assurance" taste I must say WOW! I cannot wait a few months for this to be ready.        

Last Saturday, we pulled up to the Royal Exhibition Building for the Top Shelf boutique drinks festival. We sidled up to the "Tasting Den" area to give a short presentation on Home Brew and how it’s changed over the years. We even gave the punters a few tasters of some quality Home Brew and got the thumbs up all round.      

We are also happy to announce that the widely regarded Wyeast yeast range have arrived in our warehouse. Many brewers say they’re either a White Labs brewer or a Wyeast fan. Now we have both covered.  

With Father's day coming up, we have cooked up a nice special for our Beer recipe kits. With just under 20 different recipes, lovely packaging and ingredients including malt extract, yeast, brewing sugar/malt mix and even hops, these will be the perfect present for Dads on Father’s day. These will be on SALE for an amazing 30% off the whole range! So get in quick and tick that Father’s day present off your list.   

Happy brewing!

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Click link below to check out this week's Specials. You'll be sure to find more Father's Day gift ideas too.    

To kick off the weekend, we hope you get a giggle out of this brief video. It's an oldie but a goodie! Enjoy the weekend :) 

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