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Farmer’s Cheese

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
1/2 gallon of whole pasteurized milk
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 tsp of salt

Nutritional information

156 Kcal
Calories
8 g
Fat
8 g
Protein
13 g
Carbohydrates
24 mg
Cholesterol

Farmer’s Cheese

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
    • 30 mins
    • Serves 4
    • Easy

    Ingredients

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    Slightly similar to a mixture of ricotta and cream cheese, farmer’s cheese is fresh white cheese that can be enjoyed as both a snack and as a topping. It has a crumbly texture and can be made a little more flavorful by sprinkling herbs on top of it.

    The softness and freshness of the farmer’s cheese makes it a yummy treat for all the cheese lovers. Not to forget, this simple and easy-to-make recipe will be a cherry on top!

    Since it does not age well, it is recommended to eat it within one week after its preparation.

    Health benefits

    Farmer’s cheese is low in fat content and contains rich amounts of sodium, which is healthy for muscles health.

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    How to Make Farmer’s Cheese

    1. In a large pot, pour the milk and bring it to a slow boil on a medium-high heat. Make sure that the milk at the bottom of the pot is not burned.
    2. Turn off the stove as soon as small bubbles start to appear on the surface of the milk.
    3. Add the vinegar in the pot and stir. Curds will begin to form.
    4. Wait for 15 minutes for the milk to sit. Then, add any extra flavors that you would like, such as herbs.
    5. Take a large bowl. Place a colander over the bowl and line dampened cheesecloth on it.
    6. Pour the curds into the cheesecloth so that all the liquid (whey) is drained in the bowl below and the curds are collected in the cheesecloth.
    7. Lift the cheesecloth and squeeze it, such that the solid curds remain safe and the extra moisture is removed.
    8. The remains in the cheesecloth are the curds of farmer’s cheese. You can mound it on a plate, while not getting rid of the cheesecloth yet and give it the desired shape.
    9. Wrap it tightly in a plastic wrap or put it in an airtight container and refrigerate for an hour.
    10. The farmer’s cheese can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week. Enjoy it as a spread or an ingredient in the recipes.

    Trivia

    • As the name suggests, farmer’s cheese originated on the farms across the world.
    • After skimming the cream for butter, the left over milk was used by the farmers to prepare this cheese.

    The cheese may vary according to the style of preparation and the level of its softness.

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