One of my favorite things to make at home has to be cheese. We all know they are many different kinds of cheese, some are easier to make at home than others like this homemade feta cheese recipe.
Why make your own cheese? Well for about 3 gallons of fresh or raw milk you can make a gallon of feta cheese. Altogether the total cost of your ingredients will be about $12, less if you milk your own cows or goats.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- fresh raw milk
- mesophilic culture
- lipase powder
- single-strength liquid rennet
- kosher salt
- cool, unchlorinated water
- non-reactive pot
- long knife or off-set spatula
- butter muslin or cheesecloth
- cooking thermometer
- cutting board.
For your fresh raw milk you can use pasteurized or homogenized milk. It can also be goat or cow milk it does not really matter. Begin making your cheese around midday, this will allow you ample time to complete the initial steps.
Your feta cheese will need an initial 24 hours to set. Then leave 2 to 3 days to harden, before you place it in the brine for 14 days so that it can age. Stores up to 1 year if placed in brine and refrigerated.
You can follow step by step instructions on the Foodie With Family blog, here…