Saturday, December 13, 2014

Homemade soft cheese

It's actually incredibly easy to prepare a homemade ricotta-style soft cheese. The product can then be served with savory or sweet dishes.

3 cups milk
1 tbsp vinegar
cheese cloth

To a pot add 3 cups of whole milk. Bring to 185F stirring constantly to prevent scorching at the bottom. Take off from the heat and stir in 1 tbsp of vinegar. 

Allow to sit for 10 minutes on the counter top. The cheese should curdle into large chunks.

Meanwhile, set up a colander lined with two layers of cheese cloth. Set into a bowl. Pour in the curdled milk and allow to drain for 60 minutes. Tie the cheescloth and suspend over a bowl in the fridge overnight.

Remove from cloth and pat cheese into a ball. Season with salt and some freshly cracked pepper. Or a little salt and honey.

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