• Cottage Cheese

    Corn on the Cob ~ Black Bean and Corn Salad Wrap-homemadecottagecheese1.jpgMaking your own cottage cheese is as easy as warming up milk! This simple recipe is a great way to use up milk that has soured.


    2 quarts very sour milk
    1 tsp. salt
    1 junket rennet tablet
    1/8 C. cream or half & half

    Heat the sour milk slowly until it reaches 100ºF on a digital thermometer. Remove from heat and add 1 junket rennet tablet that has been crushed. Stir well for 2 minutes until the rennet is completely dissolved.

    Cover and let set 4 hours.

    After 4 hours, the mixture will be soft
    set (much like yogurt) & quite jiggly. Using a knife or spatula cut the mixture diagonally 5 or 6 times, then do the same in the opposite direction.

    Sprinkle in the salt then set the pan over extremely low heat and cook, stirring very gently, to allow the curds to separate from the whey. This process takes just a couple minutes- do not overcook or the curds will be TOUGH & chewy.

    Drain thoroughly in a cloth bag or cheesecloth lined strainer over a clean bowl (to reserve the whey).

    Fold the cloth over the drained curds and place in the fridge for 1 hour to continue straining, stirring gently every 20 minutes or so.

    Finally, Spoon the cottage cheese from the cloth into a bowl and stir in the cream or half and half.

    Taste, add additional salt if necessary. Season with white pepper just prior to serving.

    © Can Stock Photo Inc. / robynmac

    Comments 4 Comments
    1. Ms Alusa's Avatar
      Ms Alusa -
      I could use some more information: How many servings, and how large are the servings? Also, How much time to prepare this recipe (estimate)?

      I do love recipes like this. Many of the older people who used to make these things at home, are no longer here, and things like cheese making at home are pretty rare these days. A shame, because homemade anything is a much higher quality (freshness, taste, economical, and ingredient control). Thank you for such a wonderful site, with both awesome recipes and a wealth of other information. VERY HELPFUL!
    1. LaB1955's Avatar
      LaB1955 -
      Love all the recipes !! Not just the ones to make food, all of them !!
    1. jas45's Avatar
      jas45 -
      Where do I get the junket rennet tablets?
    1. Liss's Avatar
      Liss -
      Quote Originally Posted by jas45 View Post
      Where do I get the junket rennet tablets?
      click on the link in the post.

      Amazon.com: junket rennet


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