Homemade Cheese Recipe

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Have you ever considered making your own cheese? I found this homemade cheese recipe and thought it worth sharing.

Soft Citrus Cheese 

This cheese is delicious on crackers or bagels. Or, purée it in a food processor and add a dash of honey to make a tasty base for fruit dips.Homemade Cheese Recipe

1/2 gallon milk

1/4 cup fresh lemon or lime juice

Salt (optional)

Herbs (optional)

1. Heat milk to at least 175°F, and no more than 180°F. Maintain that temperature and stir for 30 seconds, then slowly whisk ¹⁄8 cup lemon or lime juice into the hot milk. Cover, turn off the heat, and let the milk sit for about 15 minutes, or until the curd clearly separates from the whey. If it hasn’t separated in 15 minutes, add small amounts of the remaining citrus juice until it does.

2. Pour the curds into a colander lined with butter muslin. Tie the corners in a knot and hang the bag to drain for several hours until the curds stop draining.

3. Remove the cheese from the bag. Add salt and herbs to taste. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Original Article Here

This is a recipe I would like to try. When I do I’ll be sure to update this post.