The characteristic of goat cheese has a soft consistency, similar to that of a curd. It is possible to make this cheese at home with a little goat's milk. All you need is calico, which can be purchased at a fabric store. The process takes a little while, but when it's done, you'll have an excellent ingredient to savor in your snack.
- 1 liter of goat milk.
- 2 lemon juice.
- 30 ml of vinegar.
- ½ teaspoon of salt.
- Dried herbs of your choice.
Part 1 of 3: Heating and Seasoning Milk
Step 1. Put the milk to heat over medium heat
Put the amount of 1 liter in a pan and place it on the stove over medium heat.
Step 2. Heat the milk to 90°C
Stir it often so that it heats up evenly. It is necessary to use a culinary thermometer to measure the temperature.
Step 3. Add the vinegar and lemon juice
Place the vinegar and lemon in the pan of milk and mix well with a spoon. The ingredients must be well mixed.
Part 2 of 3: Making Cheese
Step 1. Line a drying rack with cheesecloth
Take a colander big enough to put all the milk in and line it with cheesecloth, covering all sides of the container.
Step 2. Put the milk on the cloth
Remove the milk pan from the heat and pour the contents into the colander on top of the cheesecloth. Take it easy to prevent the liquid from splashing.
Step 3. Add salt
Then add some salt. Go experimenting after adding a small amount and keep adding pinches until you reach the desired flavor.
Step 4. Hang the cloth for an hour
Take the ends of the fabric and tie a knot. Then tie the bundle to the kitchen sink faucet. This measure helps the cheese to solidify.
Step 5. Add herbs
After an hour, remove the cloth made from the tap, open the cloth and add your favorite spices, mixing well.
For example, you can use thyme or rosemary
Step 6. Place the cheese in the fridge
He must still be a little soft. Place the goat cheese in the refrigerator, wrapping it in waxed paper. Let it rest until it forms a pasty, easy-to-spread mixture.
How long the cheese takes to get the correct texture depends on the temperature of the refrigerator
Part 3 of 3: Serving and Saving Cheese
Step 1. Put goat cheese on pizzas
If you are used to making homemade homemade pizza, mix a little goat cheese with mozzarella. It combines with tomato sauce, giving a special flavor to the recipe.
Step 2. Spread goat cheese on bread
For a quick snack, just spread a little goat cheese on a slice of bread. If you prefer something sweeter, add some honey too.
Pieces of bread or toasts with goat cheese and honey are excellent appetizers for parties
Step 3. Use goat cheese with meats
Cooked pork and chicken are great with a layer of this cheese on top. It provides a different taste and texture to the dish. To add a special touch to common recipes such as pork chops, just put a little goat cheese on top.
Step 4. Store the cheese correctly
It needs some moisture to keep it cool. Wrap it in a piece of waxed paper and place it in a drawer in the refrigerator. That way it stays fresh longer.
Step 5. Throw it away if it is no longer good
This cheese usually lasts around two weeks in the refrigerator. If you can't tell if it's still fresh, scratch the surface of the cheese. Discard it if there is yellow mold underneath.