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I've been wanting to make my own cottage cheese for a while now. I like to make lasagna and my recipe uses cottage cheese and I just don't like spending $2 or more on one little container of cheese. So I set out today to make it myself and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out! It doesn't quite taste like store boughten cheese but it's easy to make and I think it will taste great in recipes!
What you need:
For this recipe I used 1/2 gallon of raw milk and 1/2 c. vinegar. You will need more milk to mix with the curds and the amount of salt depends on your personal tastes.
Warm the milk on the stove until it reaches 190F. When it gets to that point remove it from the heat and add the vinegar. Stir well.
The curds will immediately separate from the whey and they look like this.
Let the mixture sit for a hour to cool.
After an hour drain the curds from the whey. (Save the whey!)
Rinse the curds well.
Break up the curds into small pieces. Then add milk and
salt to the curds. The amounts added will depend on your tastes. Yum!