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Cheese Making Center

Cheese Making Center

Welcome to the Hoegger Farmyard Cheese Making Community!  Cheese Making is fun, creative, and delicious.  We’ve built this site to help you succeed in your efforts.  From this page you can find commonly requested help pages, recipes and techniques.  Be sure to check out the blog for additional articles from cheesemaking experts. Do you have specific questions? Post them on the forum where our many customers and cheese making experts will happy to share their knowledge with you.



Hoegger Supply has the largest selection of cheese making supplies in the United States.  All our ingredients are full portions that will allow you to make batch after batch of cheese.  Our goal is to make cheese making fun and easy.


The Cheese Making Community is hosted by Mary Jane Toth, author of A Cheesemaker’s Journey and  Goats Produce Too.   In addition to selling over 200,000 copies of her books, Mary Jane has been making cheese and helping new cheese makers for over 35 years.

Recent Posts

Pasteurizing raw milk

While we love raw milk, we recognize that for some people, pasteurizing raw milk is a better option. Home pasteurized milk retains far more benefits than store bought milk, which is treated at a far higher temperature, which kills entirely the beneficial nutritional aspects of milk.   The process of home pasteurization is a relatively […]

Introduction: 1840 Farm and their journey to goats

My family had lived at 1840 Farm for six years before we had our first conversation about adding dairy animals to the farm’s landscape. At the time, we were keeping a flock of heritage breed hens and tending to an heirloom garden that expanded with every growing season. While both of those projects demanded an […]

Hoegger’s Christmas 2014 Goat Gift Guide

For those who love ‘us goat people’, gift giving can be a challenge. So, for Christmas 2014, we thought we would put together an ‘Ultimate Gift Guide’ to help you out. There’s something here for all kinds of goat keepers and milk aficionados, and we’ve tried to cover all budgets. So from stocking fillers to […]