Mad Millie’s motto is, As Fresh As Can Be. This New Zealand company has a passion for delicious and handcrafted food. They believe that it is possible for you to make your own yummy cheese, bread and butter in your kitchen. To help you get started, they have a fantastic range of DIY kits. If you have ever wanted to make your own bread, cheese, butter or sauerkraut then Mad Millie has a product for you.
When we started Gardenware we had a vision that we would expand into selling products that would help you enjoy your garden harvest and promote healthy eating. (I love cooking so this vision made me happy!) Many years have passed since that original vision and we are ready to begin our next phase.
We are excited to be stocking Mad Millie products. A Mad Millie Italian Cheese Making Kit was given to me as a Christmas present. It kick started me on my food making journey. I now make ricotta, sauerkraut, kimchi and yogurt regularly. Once I knew how easy it was to make these yummy delights, I stopped buying them and started making them in my own kitchen.
Making sauerkraut and kimchi is a great way to use your excess garden harvest. A friend recently gave me a bag full of fresh cucumbers from her garden. There was no way I could eat all those fresh cucumbers so half of them were fermented to enjoy later on.
My next goal is to make my own butter. I remember going on a primary school excursion and we made butter. The taste of freshly made butter was divine. My kids are all butter fiends so I will be making butter with them so they can have that experience of enjoying freshly made butter. (Better make two batches!) With the Mad Millie Cultured Butter Kit, making butter will be a regular event.
Here are the Mad Millie products that we are stocking
Italian Cheese Kit
Sourdough Bread Kit
Cultured Butter Kit
Millie’s Butter Kit (I love this – it comes with a cute ceramic butter keeper)
Instant sourdough culture
Fermented vegetable culture
- Using the correct cream is important when making butter. The liquid pouring cream that you use should be more than 40% fat. If it is lower than this, your butter may not churn because the cream won’t set.
- Unhomogenised milk is the best to use for cheese making. Most cheese recipes will ask you to use it. Homogenised milk has the fat globules broken down. This makes the milk thinner and harder to form a curd when making cheese.
- There are great videos to help you use your Mad Millie products. These can be found in the product description.