About this project
We have poured a lot of love into creating our recipes and choosing the best ingredients to make Make Cheese Inc a success. That success has translated into demand and fanfare that has frankly, taken us by surprise! With renewed energy and devotion, we now want to share our story and vision for healthy eating with a wider community of cheese lovers! It's our passion to bring our message of artful living through healthy homemade cheese to everyone with the same desire.
By bringing cheese making into your own kitchen, you learn about where your food comes from while eating the most freshest cheese available.
When we began just over a year ago, our focus was on handcrafted, handmade vintage-style packaging. While very well received by our customers, it has meant a great deal of time is spent on creating the packaging, and less time available to spread learning material to our growing cheese community! To reach our growth objectives, we need to refocus our time to meet the needs of a growing business. Translation: time for package outsourcing!
We will use the capital raised here to invest in professional packaging design and outsourced production that is ready for a wider retail market, while still serving our core online business.
With the time we save in efficient package production, we can move our time and attention to creating video tutorials that will take some of the mystery out of cheese making for our devotees, and spread the message of good cheese to all the good people out there!
WHAT IS A CHEESE KIT?
A Cheese kit lets you make cheese at home by using regular store-bought milk (skim, 1%, 2%, 3.25%). Milk can be goat or cow milk. The kits come with everything you need to make multiple batches of cheese. All you will need is the milk. 1 gallon (4L) of milk makes 1 batch of cheese (roughly 1 lb of cheese). You don't get preservatives. You do get the experience of making your own fresh, delicious cheese.
Here's an example of what's inside a kit:
- An easy to follow-recipe
- Rennet (Microbial based/vegetable)
- Culture (shipped and must be promptly stored in the freezer on arrival)
- Cheese cloth
- A plastic polypropylene cheese mold
- Calcium Chloride
Some kits will include more than one culture and additional supplies like: aging mats, perforated aging paper or cheese wax.
WANT TO BUY ONE?
Here on Kickstarter you can "preorder" a kit. By your purchase, you are helping our mission of giving everyone access to information on the art of cheese making. You are also helping us pay the startup costs of this new design project. When you select a pledge from the options on the right, you are ordering something that is not made yet. Your credit card will be charged for it on Dec 12, once everyone's orders are in. Then we will take your order along with everyone else's order and money to the manufacturer and they will make all of the packages! Yours will ship to you or your giftee in March.
Our new kits will not be ready to ship by the holidays, but your giftee's cheesey experience will start on Dec 24. If you tell us you are pre-ordering as a gift, we will send a personalized 'welcome-to-the curd community' holiday card to your loved one before December 24.
We have taught many courses on cheese making and now Kickstarter will give us the boost we need to provide more information to people in the form of video. Because let's face it, learning any new skill is made easier by video support. All you Kickstarter supporters will receive the links to watch all of our video tutorials online and special discounts for future e-learning workshops.
DON'T FORGET TO PLEDGE FOR SHIPPING, OR WE CANNOT DELIVER YOUR REWARD!
Time: Make Cheese Inc will ship kits in March.
All other such as The Teacher Unit Plan, the Fundraiser Package and the 'Mozzarella Cheese Night' with friends package will be shipped in February.
Add shipping to all purchases:
For the cream cheese kit and mascarpone kit: Please add: $10 shipping within the continental US, $8 for Canada, $25 Hawaii, and Alaska. International shipping please add $30.
For the aged Cheese kit with Press: The press and kit weighs approx.10 lbs. Please add $35 within the continental US, $30 for Canada, $40 Hawaii, and Alaska. International shipping please add $45.
For teaching unit plan, fundraiser kit and cheese night: Please add $20 within the continental US, $20 for Canada, $30 Hawaii, and Alaska. International shipping please add $30.
For all other kits: Please add $15 within the continental US, $12 for Canada, $25 Hawaii, and Alaska. International shipping please add $30.
The pictures of the kits are the original version of the kits. Changes to improve the look, the recipes and the packaging will most definitely occur before you receive your Cheese Kit! Please contact us if you have questions.FAQs:
What if I have problems making cheese? Who do I talk to?
Email us anytime with any type of question. We would be happy to help.
Risks and challenges
Assembling the kits will require a team effort. We will learn about inefficiencies of kit production and have to deal with these in a timely fashion.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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