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I made cheese!!!

Posted by on Jul. 2, 2014 at 12:34 AM
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Lemon & Basil Chevre ready to eat with Rosemary flat bread

I did it! I made goat cheese from scratch and it turned out well! I still can’t believe it. If I can keep this up, it should help our grocery budget considerably. We spend so much on cheese every month. Plus this way I also have the added benefits of creating my own herb mixes and then  of taking pride in my creations.

I bought some raw goat milk from a friend, pasteurized it at home, added the live bacteria culture and animal rennet, then added fresh squeezed lemon juice, chopped basil (from our garden!) and some salt. Whipped it up in my kitchen aid and voila! It’s so good and so easy! You’ve gotta try it!

Draining the prepared cheese overnight

 

 

I used these directions, and bought the culture, rennet, and cheesecloth from thiscompany.

by on Jul. 2, 2014 at 12:34 AM
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proudmommy690
by Member on Jul. 2, 2014 at 12:37 AM
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Awesome
taKENheart
by on Jul. 3, 2014 at 1:18 AM

That is so awesome!!! Great job!
I've never made cheese.  I made creme fraiche once ;)
 

Alieda
by Member on Jul. 3, 2014 at 1:51 AM

Cool

ablackdolphin
by Bronze Member on Jul. 3, 2014 at 9:39 AM
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That's so awesome! Love goat cheese!!

othermom
by Bronze Member on Jul. 3, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Thats great!

Alexsi1
by Bronze Member on Jul. 4, 2014 at 9:26 AM

 My son loves cheese! I am so wanting to do this! Thanks for sharing!

abra
by on Jul. 6, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Fun!! How did you make creme fraiche? 

Quoting taKENheart:

That is so awesome!!! Great job!I've never made cheese.  I made creme fraiche once ;) 


lovinmyboys...
by Member on Jul. 6, 2014 at 12:05 AM
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Awesome. I made ricotta last week. It turned out great and was so easy to make.
abra
by on Jul. 6, 2014 at 12:13 AM

I have never made ricotta before. Do you have a recipe you could share with me?

Quoting lovinmyboys...: Awesome. I made ricotta last week. It turned out great and was so easy to make.


lovinmyboys...
by Member on Jul. 6, 2014 at 12:28 AM
Basically you heat whole or 2% milk with salt til almost boiling. Add some vinegar and let it separate. Strain it and you are done.

I did 4 cups milk, 1 1/2 tsp salt, and 3 tbsp vinegar. Use cheesecloth or paper towels to strain into a colander for at least 10 minutes.


Quoting abra:

I have never made ricotta before. Do you have a recipe you could share with me?

Quoting lovinmyboys...: Awesome. I made ricotta last week. It turned out great and was so easy to make.

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