Cheese Giveaways

(CLOSED) WIN a Mad Millie Italian Home Cheesemaking Kit

Love cheese? You will love Mad Millie‘s Cheesemaking Kits. Leave a comment to enter for your chance to WIN Mad Millie’s Italian Cheese Kit valued at $39.95 delivered for free to your door.  {Update: Congratulations to Ilonka B, winner of the giveaway!}

Mad Millie Cheese Making Kit

Mad Millie Cheese Kits come packed with the essential ingredients and tools to make fabulous, homemade cheese. The Italian Cheese Kit that’s up for grabs provides you with everything you need to whip up a few of the Italian favourites, quickly in under an hour! Makes over 10 batches of cheese (approx 6kg in total). Designed to be used in any kitchen. No cheesemaking experience needed! No artificial flavours or preservatives and the rennet included is vegetarian.

The Italian Cheese Kit makes:
Fresh Italian Mozzarella and Bocconcini
Ricotta Salata

The Kit includes:
Small Ricotta Mould with Draining Container,Vegetarian Rennet Tablets (10), Cheese Salt, Cheese Cloth, Citric Acid, Pipette, Calcium Chloride, Steriliser, Stainless Steel Thermometer, Kit Instructions and Recipes.

(CLOSED) Win Your Very Own Mad Millie Italian Cheese Kit

Thanks to Mad Millie, one of these amazing Italian Cheese Kits, valued at $39.95, can be yours!  {Update: Congratulations to Ilonka B, winner of the giveaway!}

Win a Mad Millie Italian Cheese Making Kit

To enter, you MUST:  

1) Leave a comment on this post telling us your favourite usage for mozzarella, ricotta or mascarpone. 2) Register your entry via the Rafflecopter form or link below. Bonus entries can also be earned and will become available once you’ve registered.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms: Giveaway is open to readers with an Australian delivery address only and will close at 11:59pm Sydney time on Sunday, 17th November 2013. Winner will be chosen at random, announced on this post and notified by email on Monday 18th November 2013.


Rusty H November 8, 2013 at 9:09 am

I love using mozzarella when making pizza and ricotta when making lasagna.

Andrea November 8, 2013 at 9:14 am

I love ricotta and spinach homemade crepes topped with a light tomato sauce.
Mozzarella with a hint of olive oil in a baguette.
I also love ricotta and walnuts ravioli 🙂
Re-organizing the menu for tonight!! 🙂

Martyna @ Wholesome Cook November 8, 2013 at 9:29 am

Oooh, yum, love the sound of the ravioli Andrea! Please feel free to share your pics via Instagram or Facebook with us. I will re-post!

Trina Bassula November 8, 2013 at 9:19 am

I love to use ricotta as a super easy mid week meal. We just cook some pasta, then stir through ricotta, pine nuts and steamed broccoli. It’s really yummy – and even the kids love it!!

Martyna @ Wholesome Cook November 8, 2013 at 9:24 am

Hi Trina, that sounds so tasty! Thanks for the tip 🙂

Margot C November 8, 2013 at 9:21 am

I love making Panini sandwiches with Fresh Mozzarella, Olives and Tomato.

This kit would be SO fantastic. I have always wanted to do this.

sue November 8, 2013 at 9:27 am

fresh mozarella on a toothpick with a cherry tomato & basil leaf. best canape ever!

Denise Taverner November 8, 2013 at 9:37 am

I have a 30 minute meal break as I work from home so I always have cooked pasta in my fridge. Ricotta, bacon, chicken, semi dried tomatoes, chargrilled capsicums, spinach, broccoli, pine nuts, green onions are the staples I use in any combination as a quick, easy and tasty sauce. Plus I an going to have a go at making my own mozzarella on my days off so a cheese making kit would be fabulous.

Julie M November 8, 2013 at 10:01 am

Can’t single out one favourite! Love, love, love ricotta gnocchi and will often make huge batches and store in the freezer for a quick grab meal (just about always have pasta sauce in the fridge on the go!) or stuff cannelloni with ricotta and spinach mmmm.,or lemon ricotta cakes; mozarella on the pizza of course and mascarpone for tiramasu or another favourite, caramelised apple risotto!!!

Martyna @ Wholesome Cook November 8, 2013 at 10:09 am

Hi Julie, wow, you have a great assortment of cheesy dishes there! I would love for you to share the caramelised apple risotto recipe with us on Facebook or Instagram (or via contact form if you don’t have either). I will make sure to share it with everyone.

Africanaussie November 8, 2013 at 10:08 am

Oh my gosh I have wanted to make cheese for so long – what a wonderful giveaway, thank you for offering this :). I put ricotta in my lasagne alongside the spinach as they make a perfect pairing, and use mozzarella on top for its wonderful melting properties. I have made ricotta before and loved using the whey in my scones.

Sharon Bunter November 8, 2013 at 10:20 am

2/3 cup mascarpone
about 1 1/3 cups of soda water to make up to 2 cups of liquid with the marscapone
3 tablespoons of melted honey
2 cups self-raising flour
1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
* slowly mix soda water into the mascarpone and beat to make a cream consistency, then add the remainder of the soda water
* melt the honey in the microwave and add to the liquid
* pour the liquid onto the flour in a bowl
* gently mix with a knife
* flour a work surface and tip out the very soft dough
* lightly flour the top of the dough and bring together into a ball with your hands
* pat to 3cm thick
* cut out shapes
* place on a tray and bake in a 200C over for about 10-12 minutes

Michelle V November 8, 2013 at 10:59 am

I use ricotta when I make spanakopita. I combine it with feta, spinach, a bit of dill, seasonings, and then put the filling into the puff pasty cases and bake.

Debbie Jennings November 8, 2013 at 11:47 am

I tuck bits of mozzarella into pasta before spooning on sauce….the melting, gooey wonderfulness takes all the dishes to the next level of yum. Thanks so much for the chance at this great giveaway.

Martyna @ Wholesome Cook November 8, 2013 at 8:41 pm

You’re welcome Debbie, your cheese tucking trick sounds great, thanks for sharing.

Irma November 8, 2013 at 11:53 am

I love using ricotta to make patties and mozzarella for pizza.

Amy November 8, 2013 at 11:56 am

I love spinach and ricotta cannelloni, mozzarella for homemade pizzas, lasagne and nachos now I’m challenging myself to use marscapone!

Wendy Hatton November 8, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Ricotta based cheesecakes have my mouth watering. So delicious that practically any flavour will do!

Ilonka Bruce November 8, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Would love to make my own cheese – I love to use mozzarella in a green garden salad or on an antipasto platter, ricotta in cannelloni and mascarpone in a mixed berry cheesecake

Vanessa November 8, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I make a pumpkin tart that uses a lot of ricotta.. So Yummy! and Ricotta Cheesecakes.. Gozleme
Oh so many options!

MinnesotaFromScratch November 8, 2013 at 1:48 pm

I love using fresh mozz on little homemade pizzas… Mmm there is just nothing better than that, mushrooms and fresh basil. I also like to eat fresh mozz Caprese style! Great! Now I’m hungry.

Vija Leitis November 8, 2013 at 2:16 pm

I have always thought about making cheese. I love cheese but always worried about the hygiene aspect. With a kit and step to step guide. I would be ready to take on the challenge

Jayne November 8, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Mozzarella is always great when served simply, in my opinion. Just torn into salad or over some margarita pizza.

Angela Murray November 8, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Ricotta makes a lovely topping on lasagna! Mozzarella is essential on a pizza, yuuuum!

Sarah Gifford November 8, 2013 at 2:57 pm

I love using ricotta & spinach in home made ravioli – devine!

Jim November 8, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Ricotta and Vegemite on toast

lozetty November 8, 2013 at 3:31 pm

I love making crepes filled with a mix of ricotta, brown sugar and lemon zest

melanie November 8, 2013 at 3:48 pm

mozzarella, if my pasta, pizza or lasagna isnt stringy with cheese it aint cheesy enough

Daniela Barbaro November 8, 2013 at 3:58 pm

I love making ricotta tartlets,topped with nutmeg…’s heaven

Kylie November 8, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Spinach and ricotta ravioli… yummmmm

Alex November 8, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Best use for mascarpone is in tiramisu (& then you use the leftovers in a pasta dish – best of both worlds!).

Sue Bou November 8, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Ricotta & roasted pumpkin with wild rice and quinoa, such a lovely mix of textures and taste. Yum….. think that’s what I’ll have for dinner 🙂

Benjamin Travia November 8, 2013 at 8:00 pm

I love mascarpone in tiramisu.

Melanie Vella November 8, 2013 at 8:03 pm

Lasange because it gives it an extra bit of stringy yummy flavour and the whole family enjoys it!

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef November 9, 2013 at 12:05 am

I saw the Mad Millie folks today at the Brisbane Good Food and Wine show and told them I’d seen your giveaway but I hadn’t entered yet because I was late. 🙂

In my jaffle maker I put two slices of bread, fresh ricotta, sauteed mushrooms, onions and capsicum and mozarella and cook it and then eat it with a side of pasta sauce. I’m in my own little world when I do this. 🙂

Martyna @ Wholesome Cook November 9, 2013 at 6:57 am

Hi Maureen, I can so imagine eating this right now! Love mushrooms in. Jafflemaker and cheese makes everything better.
Hope you had fun at the GFWshow! 🙂

Sarah T November 9, 2013 at 12:55 am

I love spinach and ricotta canneloni

AmberB November 9, 2013 at 12:58 am

Ricotta-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes (with Chives, Olive Oil and Salt & Pepper) – YUM!!

Natalia H November 9, 2013 at 8:00 am

Ricotta and mascarpone are my most favortite cheese for dessert making. They are so versatile! We can almost substitute anything that is cream or sutras based dessert with this two beautiful cheese. I just need to fold through either of them with a bit of whipped cream (or omit this for healthier option), flavoring such as fresh vanilla seeds or cinnamon and icing sugar. And we have our georgeous filling for anything from tartlets, choice pastries, gateaux filling, donut filling, or just eat th as is in beautiful martini cup topped with macerated seasonal fruits 🙂

Natalia H November 9, 2013 at 8:04 am

Pardon for my auto correct. Type in iPhone 🙁 I meant favorite and custard, and also choux pastry there,

Amie M November 9, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Ricotta cheesecake with mandarin toffee sauce. Salivating as I type….yuuuuuuuummmmmmmm

mysweetiepiepie November 9, 2013 at 4:50 pm

So many uses for ricotta – I do like to stuff some cherry tomatoes from the garden with ricotta and add a bit of fresh basil.

Tory Huth November 10, 2013 at 8:54 am

I love using mascarpone to make my own icecream. So rich and decadent. Nothing beats it.

Louise L November 10, 2013 at 9:18 am

mozzarella in pizzas
ricotta with basil in tarts
Mascarpone with berries in a cheesecake

Michaela November 10, 2013 at 6:31 pm

I love using ricotta in italian meatballs. The ricotta makes them light and compliments the herbs perfectly. A favourite dish amongst my family and friends

Mary November 10, 2013 at 9:48 pm


leebee3 November 11, 2013 at 11:18 am

Delicious fresh ricotta and spinach cannelloni or I love Italian meatballs topped with Mozzarella in the oven. Yum.

Judith Senese November 11, 2013 at 9:21 pm

Ricotta in my Roasted Tomato and Eggplant Lasagne, delicious, tasty and full of flavour, helped by the basil.

sara November 12, 2013 at 4:54 am

I love to use ricotta mixed with a little honey on crostini – then top with roasted grapes. So good!

Karina W November 12, 2013 at 1:13 pm

I love ricotta and spinach cannelloni, sprinkled with mozzarella cheese on top!

mellie jane November 12, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Maccaroni cheese show off these cheeses best nothing like the homemade version its deish

catrinam November 12, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Making my own spinach and ricotta ravioli is one of the most soul soothing and tasty recipes!

Nicole November 12, 2013 at 6:41 pm

so many tasty things I can make! I make mascarpone, ham and basil pizzas, so tasty and moreish!!! there are so many things I could list that I make with each cheese!!!!!

Kerryanne Bourke November 12, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Love a stuffed chicken breast with sun-dried tomato garlic and mozzarella cheese

Falon Downing November 13, 2013 at 10:09 pm

I love any of them with spinach!!

Kirsten W November 14, 2013 at 9:26 pm

A Mozzarella Ball is my favourite.

Abby Lee November 14, 2013 at 11:47 pm

I love making arancini balls using fresh mozzarella

Nancee November 15, 2013 at 12:15 pm

I love a tirumisu

Julia Mason November 15, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Just cant get over home-made pepperoni pizza, so delish, just cant resist all that mozzarella, lovingly cooked for my me and my fella’

jarree shelverton November 15, 2013 at 1:12 pm

I love to make a lemon ricotta and mascarpone cheese cake, its tastes amazing!

Emily Rose November 15, 2013 at 8:24 pm

I love using ricotta in baking, especially for pancakes. Ricotta pancakes are perfect with a little lemon zest and juice drizzled on top. Mozzarella is the best cheese to use on pizza, which we often make at home using pita bread, mozzarella cheese, chicken breast, baby spinach, mushroom, pineapple, and BBQ sauce, and a big garden salad to share.

Carolyn Mazzeo November 15, 2013 at 11:35 pm

Veal steaks stuffed with Mascarpone, Tomato & Basil…….. delish!!

Maria arganese November 16, 2013 at 6:46 am

Ricotta kisses little balls deeper fried…heaven

Helen Bulpin November 16, 2013 at 10:26 am

Has to be a healthy (?!) tiramisu with ricotta – makes it taste smooth and you can have a second serve knowing that it’s ricotta in there, not cream!

L Conroy November 16, 2013 at 11:35 am

I use marscapone in a pavlova roll recipe, where you make a rectangular flat pavlova, mix marscapone with strawberries marinated in sugar and balsamic vinegar, then spread onto the pavlova, roll up and there you go

Barbara Fehmel November 16, 2013 at 5:50 pm

I use “Mascapone” for so many of my delicious summer desserts. also cakes.

tammie November 16, 2013 at 7:12 pm

I love to do roasted pumpkin and carrots with ricotta on top to morph with the caramelisation of the gorgeous orange vegetables….then a little sprinkle of cinnamon on top. The kids love it- and it is healthy- what a great way to get calcium into them!

Carolyn Bishop November 16, 2013 at 9:16 pm

I use mascarpone in my tiramisu. It has become a Christmas tradition that I make tiramisu for dessert at home for the family dinner and I also make one for our work Christmas party. Yes, I do go through a lot of mascarpone!

Ally November 17, 2013 at 7:47 am

My aunty does an amazing baked ricotta cheesecake. I’m salivating just thinking about it 🙂

Elizabeth Davey November 17, 2013 at 8:37 am

I love mozzarella on a pizza with a little BBQ sauce

Crystal McFarlane November 17, 2013 at 9:19 am

Spinach and ricotta pie – pastry, cheese, eggs and spinach – most of my favourite foods

Cecilia Warrick November 17, 2013 at 11:07 am

Love ricotta in cheesecake…my daughter makes one and it’s amazing.

Vija (@many_layers) November 17, 2013 at 11:41 am

Oozy Mozarella in a fried cheese sandwich is heaven in the mouth. The simplicity is delicious.

dierdre wilkinson November 17, 2013 at 11:58 am

spinach and ricotta pie, easy, quick, add salad on the side to make it a meal

molly November 17, 2013 at 3:43 pm

honesty I like to eat it straight out of the fridge as a snack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

johanna rees November 17, 2013 at 7:26 pm

I like to use Ricotta and Mascarpone to make my own ice-cream, however, this Christmas I’m going to make it into plum pudding ice cream by adding dried fruits and a bit of brandy.

Samantha White November 17, 2013 at 11:39 pm

Nothing beats a great cheesecake made with ricotta and mascarpone. Yum!


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