Tuesday, June 29, 2010

How to Make Your Own Cheese

About a year and a half ago, I did a post about how to make cheese from powdered milk.  We were living in the Philippines at the time and they do not have dairy products like what we have here.  They mainly have powdered milk or milk that is processed for a long shelf life, and both are pretty pricey.  I was really interested in making yogurt and simple cheeses like cottage cheese, or "farmers cheese", and some spreadable cheese.  Well, I was never able to make any before we returned to the states, so I just posted the recipes that I had found.  So now that we are back,  I thought a post on making your own cheese would be fitting.

We are starting to receive an abundance of goat's milk from some of the families that we fellowship with here, so Joanne has started making things like yogurt( made with the crockpot) and herbed farmers cheese.  I have 2 quarts of goats milk in the fridge right now and was looking up some information about liquid rennet and found this useful site-Fankhauser Cheese Course

Wow, this website has so much useful (besides my most favorite word when it comes to this kind of stuff)practical information, plus the next best thing; great step by step pictures:)  Here are some links from this site for:
I think I'm going to make yogurt first then experiment with some other cheeses.  Let me know if you make any of your own cheeses and if you have links to some of your creations, great!

1 comment:

  1. what a fun idea! I haven't tried cheese making yet -- but it sounds wonderful.