1 gallon of milk
1/8 tsp ezal culture
few drops of rennet
1/4 cup of water
Being the drier version of farmer’s cheese, hoop cheese is made from milk minus the salt and cream. Also known as Bakers cheese and Red Ring cheese, hoop cheese is a traditional mild cheese with a rubbery texture. It has a rich yellow color and nutty flavor. It is used widely as an ingredient in many recipes, giving them a creamy texture.
However, upon aging its texture becomes crumbly and does not take much time to spoil.
The recipe yields one pound of cheese and takes a few hours to prepare.
With few amounts of fat and carbohydrates, hoop cheese is the ultimate healthy cheese. It is a fine source of protein and contains rich quantities of sodium and calcium.
How to Make Hoop Cheese
The texture of hoop cheese varies from soft to hard, based on the period of time it is allowed to age.