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Home Cheese Making in Australia

2nd Edition

Written, published and printed in Australia










Home Cheese Making in Australia is a journey through cheese, starting with simpler soft cheeses and moving through to the more elaborate hard cheeses. It contains clear, concise instructions as well as a list of necessary equipment and troubleshooting questions. This is also the only cheese making book written for the Australian market and that is backed by an Australian company who are happy to answer any questions that arise when trying to make the cheeses from the book. Through her website Green Living Australia, Valerie also supplies all the ingredients and tools needed to make cheese.

This book is the culmination of over 25 years of home cheese making, and some intensive research to understand the science behind the art of cheese making. Valerie has been running cheese making courses across the country since 2004 and has already helped hundreds of Australians learn how to create their very own cheese.


  • Over 40 recipes for cheeses, yoghurt and kefir

  • More than 280 information packed pages

  • Full colour photographs of each cheese

  • Scientific breakdown of the cheese making process

  • Equipment and ingredients sections

Included Recipes:

  • 10 Fresh, unripened cheeses

  • 15 Hard cheeses

  • 5 Stretched curd cheeses

  • 5 Eye cheeses

  • 2 White mould ripened cheeses

  • 4 Blue mould cheeses

  • 3 Washed rind cheeses

  • 2 Goat's milk cheeses

  • Whey ricotta

  • Sour cream

  • Yoghurt

  • Kefir

Sugar Free Home Preserving - Jams, Conserves,

Fruit Butters and Curds 

A valuable resource for anyone trying to limit the amount of sugar in their diet.



Written, published and printed in Australia for Australians. No conversions and no worries, mate. This book is fully Australian.

Sugar free home preserving is centred around the idea of reducing the amount of sugar in our diets. The more we study food science, the more we realise that sugar is not so good for us and that we must limit our sugar intake. However, that does not mean that we cannot enjoy the same delicious foods that we have become accustomed to. In fact, we can make those same foods without sugar by using natural alternative sweeteners or foregoing sweeteners altogether. 


"Join me on as I share my experience with making low and no sugar jams, conserves, fruit butters and curds using alternative sweeteners such as honey or xylitol. I have also included some bonus recipes for preserving whole fruits as well as some classic recipes such as apple sauce and quince paste without the use of sugar."  - Valerie Pearson



  • 42 recipes for jams, conserves, fruit butters, curds and preserved fruits

  • 200 pages full of information, recipes and instructions

  • Beatutiful, full colour photographs of each recipe

  • In-depth explanation of the science behind preserving at home

  • Equipment and ingredients sections

  • pH and temperature guides for home preserving

The Best Homemade Vegan Cheese and Ice Cream Recipes


If you're vegan or simply looking to go dairy-free, enjoying the creamy simple pleasure of a cone or dish of ice cream can be a challenge -- not to mention longing for the stretch and ooey, gooey goodness of cheese. These completely vegan but completely delicious recipes will have you enjoying some luscious cheese and ice cream with a minimum of effort but a lot of flavor.

All the recipes contain natural and organic ingredients, making them healthy and surprisingly easy to prepare. With just some organization and preparation, you'll be creating sorbets, ice cream, ice pops and frozen desserts along with flavorful artisan cheeses in the warmth and comfort of your kitchen.

You'll create interesting textures and flavors that come very close to dairy-based cheeses and ice cream and are so delicious that you won't even miss milk.

Great classic cheese recipes like Cashew-Soy Ricotta, Vegan Parmesan and Spicy Gouda are interpreted vegan style, and there are also fermented and homemade cheese specialities like Cheese with Figs and Walnuts or Vegan Fondue with White Wine.

Sorbets and ice cream recipes include Coconut-Mint Stracciatella, Mango-Melon Sorbet with Lemon Zest, Pistachio Ice Cream, Cucumber-Mojito Paletas, Smoothie Ice Pops, Apple-Cinnamon Granita, Ice Cream Sandwiches and Chocolate Praline Cones.

Full color throughout, with over 60 photos plus easy-to-follow instructions and techniques makes this the perfect cookbook for established vegans or for someone who is simply looking to embrace a dairy-free lifestyle.