Saturday, July 2, 2011

Something New: Make Cheese

Making cheese is something that I have been wanting to do for a long time, but have always considered it to be way to complicated to be worth bothering. That is until I saw this easy-peasy recipe at the Kitchn. The steps can be summed up as follows: slowly boil milk, add lemon, let sit, pour into cheesecloth lined colander, hang in a ball from your sink, go to happy hour, drink champagne, come home, eat cheese. I didn't even need to be there for the majority of it, it was great!

I had pictures of the process but those pictures are in a camera that is now lost at the bottom of a lake. However, my cheese looked exactly like the cheese pictured above from the Kitchn and was incredibly delicious - the lemon flavor really came out nicely. I served it on grilled pizza with caramelized onions, pear, and basil. I used whole milk but I think next time I would up the fat content and serve it as part of an appetizer. All in all, easy to do and will definitely make it again.


  1. Oh no! So sorry to hear about your lost camera. I once lost my keys at the bottom of a lake and it totally sucked!

  2. This does sound easy! I'll have to give it a shot. I also always want to make butter in a mason jar. Have you done that ever?