Thursday, April 30, 2009

Making Cheese - Quark

Today I started my first attempt at making cheese at home. This recipe was too easy to pass by. I got this from: Seriously, if I can do this, anyone can. Basically, you take plain yogurt(make sure it doesn't have gelatin), put it in a strainer lined with cheesecloth, and put another container on the bottom to catch the whey. This will take 1-2 days and will make a soft cheese. I put a plate with jar of jam on top to gently press the whey out. Can you see there is already some there?

Supposedly, that's all there is to it. Just put the yogurt in the container and wait 2 days. Then you can flavor it sweet(with honey or jam) or savory (with chili pepper, garlic, onion, herb, etc.) I can't wait to see how it turns out. Eventually, I want to make the yogurt at home too, but I have to take things one step at a time. Now I will have whey to soak grains, nuts, or beans. I will keep you posted on how it turns out.


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