Homemade Cheese

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Have you ever wondered how to make your own homemade cheese?  Well today is your lucky day! With only three ingredients, this DIY cheese recipe is so easy and delicious. You’ll wonder why you’ve ever bothered buying store bought cheese. 

Here at Urban Hippie, we like to constantly try new things in the kitchen. This is a great recipe if you want to begin experimenting with different types of homemade foods. With options to make a beautiful ricotta or a block of cheese, this homemade cheese recipe works for all your cheese needs. 

You can add all the toppings and flavours you’d like to create your own custom tasty snack. For example, I personally love sprinkling some dill into my homemade cheese and ricotta. It works perfectly with a few crackers and as a snack in between meals. Cheese is such a versatile food, and it’s always great to have in your kitchen!

Making cheese comes with many benefits that might motivate you to make the leap from purchasing your block at the grocery store. The process can be very cost effective, environmentally friendly, and creative. You simply get decide what goes into your cheese. As a result of only a few ingredients, there will be no preservatives to worry about. Your homemade cheese will always be natural, fresh, and made specifically for you!

This easy and quick recipe is also great for parties, and potlucks, or a wine night with friends. In addition, it can be a unique twist on a cheese board, or the perfect topping on a dinner dish.

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We encourage you to be as creative as possible and comment below if you decide to give it a go!  Above all, we want to hear about your experience, ideas, and the ways you’ve chosen to reinvent this great cheese recipe! 
Happy cheese making 🙂

If you liked this recipe, checkout out how we make our own Chia Jam, or maybe try out our delicious Peanut Sauce recipe. Click here to see the other Urban Hippie recipes we post!

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Homemade Cheese

Have you ever wondered how to make your own homemade cheese? Well today is your lucky day! With only three ingredients, this DIY cheese recipe is so easy and delicious it will make you wonder why you've ever bothered buying store bought cheese. Please comment below if you give it a go, I love to hear about your recreations. Happy cheese making!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine gluten-free, Italian

Equipment

  • Cheesecloth

Ingredients
  

Cheesecloth

    8 cups of whole milk 1/4 cup

      Freshly squeezed lime juice, plus more as needed

        Instructions
         

        Line a large colander with a large double layer of cheesecloth, and set it in your sink.

          In a large wide pot, bring the milk to a gentle boil over medium heat, stirring frequently to avoid burning the bottom (a nonstick pot works really well for this purpose). This will take a little while so be patient!

            Add the lime juice and turn the heat down to low. Stirring gently, you should almost immediately see the curds (white milk solids) and whey (the greenish liquid) separate. This is perfect!

              Remove the pot from the heat and carefully pour the contents into the cheesecloth-lined colander.

                Gently rinse with cool water to get rid of the lime flavor.

                  At this point, you could squeeze out some of the liquid, and serve with some honey and some nuts, almost like a fresh ricotta! Or you can add salt, dill, herbs, or anything you like and continue to the next step.

                    Grab the ends of the cheesecloth and twist the ball of cheese to squeeze out the excess whey. Tie the cheesecloth to your kitchen faucet and allow the cheese to drain for about 5 minutes.

                      Twisting the ball to compact the cheese into a block, place it on a plate with the twisted part of the cheesecloth on the side and set another plate on top (this will ensure your block of cheese is nice and smooth!). Weigh the second plate down with cans of beans or a heavy pot.

                        Move to the refrigerator and let it sit for about 20 minutes.

                          Unwrap your beautiful disc of homemade cheese and serve.

                            Notes

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                            Keyword cheese, homemade, natural

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