The perfect cheesecake for celebrating a birthday on the farm, using farm-produced dairy.
It takes many hours to make, including cooling time, so best made a day ahead, although you could make it in one day if you got an early start. The cheesecake needs a 9-inch springform pan.
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If you don’t know how to make feta see this post: How to make Feta
Use 1-3 gallons of Goat Milk (Raw or Pasteurized, but NOT ultra-pasteurized)
Here is the recipe for 1 gallon; scale as appropriate:
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The following recipe is the one I used this week. It morphs slightly over time, depending on available ingredients and time of the year. Milk products like goat milk are heavily dependent on what the goats eat, and this changes over the year, so each product you make will be unique.
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For those of use who have a love of cheese making and a concern for Kashrut (keeping kosher), cheese making presents some unique challenges. Rennet which is used to separate milk solids, lipase which adds flavoring to (mostly) Italian hard cheeses, and basic cultures which gives cheese its unique flavor all have a variety of Kashrut issues.
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Chevre is an easy, easy, easy cheese to make and it’s really delicious and rewarding. It’s low tech, not a lot of equipment, and it’s really hard to screw it up.
Dinner tonight consisted of roasted fresh organic Brussels sprouts* Myriam brought with her, roasted organic broccoli from our CSA (that I spent hours washing!), and Five Cheese Pasta. Everyone loved it, from the 2-year-old on up. Continue reading “Five Cheese Pasta”
So you want to make cheese, what are some basic equipment and how do you start? In a separate post, I’ll describe how to make chevre, but let’s start with the basic supplies. First, as a cheesemaker for a few years, I’d recommend a few easy things to buy:
- Buy Ricki Carroll’s book: Home Cheese Making.
- Buy a few muslin cheese cloths (about 24 inches square or larger)
- Ricki has a website, New England Cheesemaking where you can find a few basic Continue reading “Basic Cheese Making Supplies”