Fresh cheese you can make at home, and it takes only 3 ingredients to prepare
July 16, 2020
Fresh, tasty and full of flavor: who doesn't like the taste of fresh cheese? Many of us obviously buy it at the supermarket or perhaps at our local cheese shop, but what if we said you could make cheese just as fresh and as good at home? Today we'll share with you exactly how to prepare fresh cream cheese at home, and it only takes 3 ingredients to make it. It doesn't get any easier than this!
Here's what you'll need:
- 1 liter of goat's milk
- 1 container of plain white yoghurt, no added sugar
- half a lemon, preferibly organic
As far as non-food items are concerned, you'll need a container, a cheese mold, and 3½ ft of cotton gauze (the kind you can find at the pharmacy). First, heat the liter of goat's milk in a saucepan over low heat for 15 minutes. Squeeze the lemon juice into the saucepan before the milk begins to boil. Now add in the container of yoghurt and, once the mixture reaches a nice homogeneous consistency, remove the saucepan from the heat.
Continue mixing for a minute and then leave it rest for at least three hours. Once the three hours are up, take the cotton gauze and fold it on itself, creating several layers. Place the layers of gauze over a container and pour the cheese mixture on top so that it filters out the cheese solids from the whey (the liquid part). Press down or squeeze the cheese solids as much as you can until the whey is completely removed from the mixture.
Place the gauze containing the cheese solids in another container and place it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove the gauze and flavor it with a little bit of salt. Now it's ready to be put in a cheese mold. If you don't have one, just keep it in an air-tight container, which will keep it fresh for longer.