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Making cottage cheese

rworange Oct 17, 2006 06:14 PM

Has anyone tried this? Looking for other info about cottage cheese I found a few recipes for making cottage cheese. It looks easy. Have you made your own? What advice would you have?

This link had a few methods for making cottage cheese.
http://www.countrysidemag.com/issues/...

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    lisa13 Oct 17, 2006 09:34 PM

    I have made several types of cheese, though not cottage cheese. Still, the methods are often similar, so this is what I recommend:

    Avoid ultra pasturized milk.
    If you can get your hands on milk that has not been homogenized, that is a plus.
    I would go with the recipe that does use rennet as it's kind of a sure thing that it will work. Clabbered cheeses can be tricky, so I'm told.

    Cheesemaking is a huge topic, but the best advice I can offer is: try it! It's really a lot of fun, and there are so many varieties to try, from simple to difficult.

    Here are a couple of other resources with recipes for beginners:

    http://biology.clc.uc.edu/Fankhauser/Cheese/Cheese.html
    http://fiascofarm.com/recipes/index.html

    good luck!

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