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    Question Homemade cheese recipes?

    Anyone have good homemade cheese recipes? Thanks!

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    I've made some homemade cheese before, but I can't say it had too much of a taste. I made paneer cheese by boiling whole milk, removing it from the heat and adding about 3 or so tablespoons of lemon juice and stirring until it separates into curds. Then you pour it through a cheese cloth lined colander and after most of the liquid is gone, just sit something heavy on the cheesecloth covered cheese and let it sit for half an hour so it can drain the moisture out. I think if you skip the draining part, it comes out more like ricotta or cottage cheese than paneer. I used it for some saag paneer. It's pretty good fried up in a skillet since it doesn't melt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlsdrivein View Post
    I've made some homemade cheese before, but I can't say it had too much of a taste. I made paneer cheese by boiling whole milk, removing it from the heat and adding about 3 or so tablespoons of lemon juice and stirring until it separates into curds. Then you pour it through a cheese cloth lined colander and after most of the liquid is gone, just sit something heavy on the cheesecloth covered cheese and let it sit for half an hour so it can drain the moisture out. I think if you skip the draining part, it comes out more like ricotta or cottage cheese than paneer. I used it for some saag paneer. It's pretty good fried up in a skillet since it doesn't melt!
    I make this kind of cheese too. If you add salt and a few tbsp of cream you have ricotta. For it to have flavor you have to add salt whether you press it or not. No need to boil it, just bring it to 180 degrees. Then add a few tbsp of vinegar or lemon juice, stir lightly and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then strain.
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    Smile Squeaky cheese . . .

    Sounds pretty much like "Squeaky Cheese," which we used to make and the Finns still do in Michigan's upper peninsula.
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    Ingredients: "Finnish Squeaky Cheese - when eaten warmed, it squeaks. A favorite in the northern UP/Mich area - and among the Finns. My dad often, would take a cube and drop it in his coffee to heat the cheese. It's very mild."

    2 gallons milk
    3 tablespoons sugar
    3 tablespoons cornstarch
    2 tablespoons salt
    1 teaspoon rennet


    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat milk to 90F and add sugar, cornstarch, salt and rennet.
    2. 2
      Stir, and remove from heat.
    3. 3
      Let set until gelled.
    4. 4
      When set, cut in x's with a spoon until the consistency of cottage cheese.
    5. 5
      After cutting, let settle for another 30 minutes until they mat together at the bottom of pot.
    6. 6
      Drain off whey.
    7. 7
      Place the curd into a 10x12 cake pan and broil until browned.
    8. 8
      Remove and cool enough to flip curd over.
    9. 9
      Once you flip it over, you may spread with a little butter and lightly salt.
    10. 10
      Broil again, until browned.


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    Awesome, the Mrs. will be trying new ones now. Thank you all!

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