Making Homemade Cheese

Inspired by people who create their own butter, I’ve thought about creating my own dairy products. Since I don’t have any food processor or blender, the easiest thing to make is cheese.

Ingredients:

1 Liter of Raw Milk

4 tbsp of Vinegar

3 teaspoons of salt

Other things you would need:

Drainer

A large bowl

Cheesecloth

Wooden Spatula with small holes

Steps:

  1. Heat the milk and stir constantly to avoid burning. Use raw milk as much as possible. Avoid using ultra-pasteurized milk because it won’t form curds.

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2. Before it gets to a boil, add the vinegar. Only put a small amount, stir and continue adding small amounts of vinegar until you’ve finished all 4 tbsp of it. You’ll notice that the curds are starting to separate from the whey.

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3. Once the curds form, remove from heat and leave it for a few minutes.

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4. Using a bowl with a drainer, separate the curds from the whey.  I don’t have a drainer at home so I just used a cheese cloth and added a twine around it so it won’t fall. It works as well. Make sure to squeeze all the excess whey.

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5. Add salt, chives or pepper to your cheese and mix them. If you want a simpler cheese, just add salt.

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6. Wrap your cheese with cheesecloth. Your cheese is ready and good for a week.

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7. Serve with biscuits, add it to your pasta dishes or salads!

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It’s so easy! Next challenge, I’ll try making Mozzarella cheese!

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