I've been wanting to show you all how to make cheese for a while now; basic soft cheese like ricotta or queso blanco is easy and gives you the basics to move into more involved cheeses. The homemade cheese recipe and some book recommendations are below the video.
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The GardenFork.TV Home Made Cheese Recipe
Get the freshest best quality milk you can find for this. I have seen raw milk for sale now, but use it at your own risk.
Measure out 2 cups of milk into a microwavable container, a Pyrex pitcher works well for me
Add 1 teaspoon of Citric Acid, you can also use vinegar, if so, use 2 tablespoons of vinegar.
Mix the milk and acid together
Place the container of milk in your microwave and turn on high for 2 minutes
The power rating of your microwave will determine how long to heat the cheese, you want to get the milk to at least 165F, but you can go up to 185F.
When the milk has gotten hot enough, take it out and give it a stir, then let it set for a few minutes.
Pour it thru a fine sieve into a bowl, this will separate the soft cheese from the liquid.
Labradors love this liquid, called whey, by the way.
After the cheese has drained, you are ready to eat. Add a bit of salt and honey to make it even better.
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