Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Homemade Cottage Cheese

Cottage Cheese

1 gallon 2% or Homo. milk
1/2 cup vinegar
1 tsp. salt

Heat milk to 190F
Turn off, remove from heat and add vinegar.
You will see curds forming.
Allow to cool.
Drain in colander.
Pour curds into a bowl, salt and mix and enjoy!

Pour curds into a cheesecloth to allow it to drain/drip so you'll have a dry cottage cheese.

If you want a creamier cheese, add 1 tbsp cream to it and stir and add fruits, etc.

Here's the final product.  I got 3 store-bought yogurt containers full.

I'll add the final picture as soon as it is done...it's sitting and waiting very patiently for me.  I want to freeze the dry cottage cheese for perogies or lasagna later.
UPDATE 2013 ~ I just tried this method with Lactose Free milk (store bought of course) for my girl. It was slightly sour, so I thought why not?  It didn't make big curds, but small curds.  It turned out really well for what Kate likes anyhow.  I am going to use it in a Gluten Free Lasagne for her tomorrow.  No use wasting milk that has just started to turn "sour".

1 comment:

candibaby said...