Thursday, January 7, 2010

Making cheese

  • With my fresh goats milk, I have been making cheese. It it so delicious and surprisingly easy to make. Goats milk is widely available at most grocery stores and just about anyone can make it. Here is the recipe that I use:
  • * 1 gallon of goats milk
  • *1 qt of buttermilk
  • *rennet
  • *thermometer
  • You whisk the goats milk,buttermilk and rennet together. heat on medium until the temperature reaches 170 degrees. If you do not have a thermometer you could probably heat it until it separates from the whey. Once it has separated you will have huge curds floating in a liquid. I leave it sit over night or at let 12 hours. In the morning, I drain it in a strainer with very small holes. I stain it for about 15 minutes. Then I mix in salt. Then I put it in a plastic container. There is still a little liquid, but that gives it more flavor. We eat it with pita bread either cold or warmed. Both ways are equally very delicious!

I buy the rennet of of Etsy from this seller HERE. Here rennet is vegetable base and works very well. She sent me a sample of another culture that makes yogurt or cream cheese spread. It is good too! She has all kinds of cheese making supplies.