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A Couple of Cheese Recipes


These 2 are my favorite recipes, thought I would share them with ya'll. Enjoy!

FETA:

5 quarts fresh goat milk
1/2 C cultured buttermilk
 2T's Rennet solution, (add 4 drops liquid rennet to 1/3 C of water
 
How to Prepare:
 
Warm milk to 80 degrees. Add buttermilk, stir. Mix in rennet solution, cover. Let sit at room temp for 8-12 hours. Line a colander with cheesecloth and drain. This cheese should come out a bit rubbery like as the extra drop of rennet makes a big difference. Hang up to drain for 6-8 hours. then slice into slabs, place into a round flat container with a lid. Sprinkle course salt all over, each side, stack in salted slabs. Now let this rest at room temp for 24 hrs., then resalt each slab again. Let sit at room temp for 2 more hrs, Now put into the refrigator and let it ripen for 5-7 days.


CREAM CHEESE or SOFT CHEVERE:


Ingredients:
5 quarts of fresh goat milk1/2 C of cultured buttermilk
 2T diluted rennet (3 drops in 1/3 C of water)
 
How to Prepare:
 
Warm milk to 80 degrees, stir in buttermilk, stir. Then add the rennet solution and mix well. Cover, let sit at room temp. for 8-12 hrs. Line a colander with cheesecloth and drain. Then hang up to drain for 6-8 hours. I do this at room temp. You will get about almost a pound and a half. Add herbs, seasonings, whatever and its almost as good as Kraft's.



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Re: A Couple of Cheese Recipes


Cultured buttermilk? Is that available at the grocery store or is it a specialty thing?

I'll have to give those a try, when I find the buttermilk, and when we have lots of milk. Polly is starting to slow down and I'll have to dry her off soon, and it's a month before Angel kids.

BTW, Angel is getting the nicest little udder, I think she is going to be a good little milk goat. emoticon

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Re: A Couple of Cheese Recipes


Mornin' Pooks......you can get cultured buttermilk in the grocery store. Just look at the label. Wow, Angel sounds like a milk fountain in the making! emoticon
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