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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cut out three pieces of cheesecloth into 12-inch squares. Line a colander or medium strainer with all three layers of cheesecloth. Set colander in sink.

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  • Combine milk, buttermilk, and salt in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, and heat over medium-high heat until mixture has separated into white curds and translucent whey, about 8 minutes. If using lowfat buttermilk, separation occurs at about 180 degrees and the curds will clump together readily. If using whole buttermilk, separation occurs closer to the boiling point, about 212 degrees, and the curds are finer-grained. When using whole buttermilk, let curds and whey stand off heat for about 3 minutes after separation, so the curds cling together and facilitate the straining step.)

  • Ladle the contents of the saucepan into the prepared colander. Let the whey drain, 1 to 2 minutes. Lift the four corners of the cheesecloth and gather them together. Gently twist the gathered cloth over the cheese and press out any excess whey.

  • Cheese can be unwrapped immediately and served warm, or let stand until cooled to room temperature, about 10 minutes more. To serve a firmer cheese, transfer cheese, in its cloth, to a small flat-bottomed dish or pie plate; refrigerate until cool, about 10 minutes. Unwrap cheese and gently invert onto plate; discard cloth. Tent cheese with plastic wrap and keep refrigerated up to 2 days. Remove from refrigerator and let stand for 10 minutes at room temperature before serving.

Reviews (2)

48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 26
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: Unrated
03/04/2016
I make this a couple times a month, (instead of feta) My husband finds certain feta to "tangy". I simply heat up a quart of buttermilk. (YOU DON'T NEED MORE MILK) This is so simple to make and you will get near a good cup full. heat it to 160 degrees. It will separate. Strain it out. I leave mine to hang all night. Next morning dump in a bowl, add some salt, and whatever, garlic parsley herbs........ throw it in a sealed container, Huge hit on salads, or pizza! and CHEAP. crumbly and dry!
Rating: Unrated
05/07/2010
I made this cheese, was very easy and delicious! Everyone should try this, you can make up your own flavors!! Awesome. It came out exactly like it did on the show.