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Homemade Farmer’s Cheese

Homemade Farmer’s Cheese

This homemade cheese is mild, like ricotta or fresh mozzarella.

Serves: 2 Save

Ingredients (9)

  • ½ gal Whole Milk
  • ¼ cup White Distilled Vinegar
  • or ¼ cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • or ¼ cup Bottled Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Minced Rosemary (optional)
  • 1 tsp Minced Thyme (optional)
  • 1 tsp Minced Oregano (optional)
  • or 1 T Olive And Fig Tapenade
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  1. Warm milk over medium heat in a heavy-bottom saucepan, stirring occasionally, until it reaches 175F. Add vinegar, remove from heat and stir 1 minute. Let stand 15 minutes.
  2. While curds are separating, line a colander with moistened cheesecloth and place over a bowl or in the sink.
  3. Gently stir in fresh herbs or a dollop of Ripe Olive and Fig Tapenade or leave plain.
  4. Pour curds into cheesecloth. Allow whey to drain 5 minutes, then gather up corners of cheesecloth and use your hands to gently squeeze out remaining whey. Press cheesecloth bundle into a flat disk and refrigerate 1 hour.
  5. Enjoy as is or place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator up to 5 days.