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Aug 15, 2008 08:27 PM

What to do with leftover Whey?

I have made my very own mozzarella cheese! It is delicious, and tastes like, mozzarella cheese! But now I have 3 quarts of whey. I have a recipe for pizza dough using some of it. Any other ideas so I don't waste?

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  1. I want to know how you made mozzarella! Plus I want to know what to do with whey...

    1. Whey makes excellent biscuits. (I can post a recipe, if you like.)

      Also, it'll keep in the fridge for a few weeks, so no need to use it up all at once.

      p.s. second the motion for info on DIY mozzarella!

      1. Ricotta
        I think there's a thread that discussed this on CH but I can't find it right now.

        3 Replies
        1. re: Leucadian

          I'm glad someone mentioned this - many people don't know what ricotta is. Ricotta = Re-cooked.

          1. re: Leucadian

            I second the motion. Maybe some people are unaware that ricotta is made from the whey derived from making other cheeses.

            1. re: Leucadian

              I realize this is an old thread, but since I found this and there are some more recent comments, I'll add my 2 cents. Ricotta is a great use for whey, but as I understand it, you need to do so within a short period of time or the enzymes needed for the process will die.

            2. Use it instead of water when making rice. Uses up a lot in no time.

              Also spice it up to make masala chaach or masala mattha (=chaach and mattha are some Indian terms for whey left over after churning butter). If you like tangy summer drinks you could add salt, grated ginger, chopped green chillies, chopped cilantro, toasted cumin powder. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

              1. Great ideas! And glad to know I don't need to use it immediately.

                I bought a small kit which includes the citric acid and rennet from here:

                Came with a recipe book and well written instructions.