Kefir cheese

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Kefir cheese

Postby marshlander » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:15 am

Ta da! Made my first kefir cream cheese. It's very good 'though I say it myself! Picture kefir grains & kefir in progress with my first cheese. Also made a tiny amount of riccotta with the whey.
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Thanks again for starting me off with the grains Annemieke.
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Re: Kefir cheese

Postby Green Aura » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:36 am

Fabulous isn't it. I also use kefir as a starter for making a feta-type cheese and that's absolutely delicious too. I used it to make a harder cheddar-type cheese but, although tasty, it wasn't brilliant - didn't melt.
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Re: Kefir cheese

Postby diggernotdreamer » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:16 am

Wow this is brilliant. I got some kefir grains years ago but could never make them work, must have done it all wrong. Sorry to be ignorant, but how do you do this, I have access to unpasteurised milk and I want to have a go at making things with it, must get some more grains

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Re: Kefir cheese

Postby demi » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:34 am

Oh you've just reminded me iv not pasteurized the milk from this morning, better get it on.

What's kefir cheese? I'm interested. How do you make it and what's it taste like? I sometimes make simple cheese just by adding lemon or vinegar to boiled milk. It's alright but very bland and needs lots of salt and herbs or whatever to flavor it. I want to have a go at making hard cheese, mainly cheddar as they don't have it here and the 'yellow' cheese they have is disgusting, like cheep horrible processed cheese. I'd also like to have a go at mozzarella and parmesan.
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Re: Kefir cheese

Postby marshlander » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:38 pm

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Re: Kefir cheese

Postby marshlander » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:45 pm

Dom makes cheddar type by pressing cream cheese type
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Re: Kefir cheese

Postby demi » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:14 pm

Thanks Terri, i might give it a go :)
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