We made cheese earlier this week and it is amazingly good! I'm really impressed. I've made cheese a few other times and they were ok but not great. This one is great. Logan and I have been eating a ton of it over the last few days. It is a spreadable cheese and we've been eating it on crackers.
It is a good recipe because it only used 1 quart of milk instead of the gallon that most recipes call for.
1 quart milk (we used fresh, raw goat's milk of course)
1 cup buttermilk (I used cow's from the store, I plan to make my own soon)
1.5 tsp lemon juice
3/4 tsp salt
Heat the milk over low heat to 175 degrees F
Turn off heat
Add lemon juice
Stir well until curds form
Let sit for 10 minutes undisturbed
Drain through cheese cloth, let sit for 5 minutes
Gather up corners and let hang for 30 minutes
Stir in salt and any seasonings or herbs you want (we used minced garlic and black pepper YUM!)
Pack into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let sit overnight in fridge
The next day it will be smooth and spreadable
It was really easy and wonderful. I think I'll make more tomorrow and try freezing it. I know what people are getting for Christmas this year!