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Anyone made cheese?
Sat 31-Oct-09
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Suky
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I have been reading 'chickens in the road' blog about making yogurt and what she calls 'yogurt cheese'.  I fancy having a go at some cheese, having watched Jimmy's food the other night.

Do I have to have a special thermometer?  Anything else, hints, tips?

Sat 31-Oct-09
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Well I've only made yoghurt cheese so far but even shop bought yoghurt left to strain through a muslin lined seive works well.  I'd love to have time & space to make cheese proper.

Sun 1-Nov-09
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Suky
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I made yogurt in the slow cooker last night and now have some dripping from the cupboard door handle. In a muslin, i hasten to add!

Hopefully someone will give us a little more direction.

Sun 1-Nov-09
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There's a great post for making homemade greek style yoghurt here using a thermos.

Tue 3-Nov-09
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fn said:There's a great post for making homemade greek style yoghurt here using a thermos.


And it works too.  The quantity made in the slow cooker was a bit too much even for me (the straining yogurt was taken down while still very moist to be greek yogurt) and I will use the thermos version next time.

I need to buy some rennet but can only find it on line in quantities larger than I want Frown  There must be somewhere local I can buy a small quantity!

Wed 4-Nov-09
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That's a great link, thank you Fiona!  One to try at the weekend I think - yum!  Laugh

Wed 4-Nov-09
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Rennet found!  We have a local farm shop (nursery, garden centre, pick your own etc) called Secretts in Milford, nr Godalming.  It is the kind of shop where you find all the food things you didn't know existed or thought had gone forever.  I knew rennet was used to make junket so I looked in the dessert section and there it was, £1.95 for a 150ml bottle.  I also picked up some anchovy sauce to try.

Mon 23-Nov-09
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Thought I might try making Paneer - Indian cheese.  Seems extremely simple: http://www.indianfoodforever.com/basic-preparation.....aneer.html

Any one else ever tried this?

Mon 23-Nov-09
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I've not tried it but my Mother used to make a passable Caerphilly from whole milk that had curdled in the heat.  That was in the days when the milk was delivered by horse and cart!

I'll try that again!

Mon 23-Nov-09
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Having been looking on the web a fair bit it seems that a simple white softish cheese is the easiest.  The paneer can be frozen apparantly as well.  Came across it when looking for recipes to use up milk.

Fri 27-Nov-09
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I made paneer a very long time ago.  It was very easy but it seemed there was not much cheese for the volume of milk used but I'd guess that is the case with most cheese?

Sarah

Fri 27-Nov-09
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We have some sour milk so I will be making scones and cheese this weekend.

Sat 28-Nov-09
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fn said:We have some sour milk so I will be making scones and cheese this weekend.


Do you have room for a little one who loves scones?  Pretty please?Kiss

I'll try that again!

Sat 28-Nov-09
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You are welcome anytime, Toffeeapple!

Sat 28-Nov-09
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Thank you! Kiss

I'll try that again!

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