Today, while I am trying to stay off my feet, I decided to make some cheese. It is so much fun and easy to do. This is like Ricotta or Farmer's cheese. Depending on how dry you make it.
I got my ingredients from a gift that came in a kit. The cheese is sooooooo good!!!!! I made two batches. One seasoned with my Italian herbs for manicotti and one plain so I can eat it with fruit or honey or put on toast.
Here is how,
In a large pot put 8 cups of milk. I use 2% so I get a less creamy cheese.
Turn the temp to a low medium
In a 1/2 cup of water add 1tsp of Citric Acid. Stir to dissolve and set aside
Set cheese cloth in a colander in a clean sink.
Allow the milk to get to 185 degrees F
It is like magik. Allow to cook about 1 minute.
With an open slotted spoon transfer the curds from the pot to the cheese cloth.
Add 1/2 tsp of cheese salt.
Whhheeellllaaaa you have cheese.
This batch I added the Italian seasonings, garlic, and red pepper.
It looks like a bowl of popcorn but I a sure you it it cheese.
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