Homemade Goat Velveeta Cheese

 

 

Velveeta is the brand name of a processed cheese product. Velveeta cheese has been a favorite of families since 1928, and is famously known as a type of American cheese with a texture that is smoother and softer. It is ideal in dips, sauces and grilled cheese sandwiches.

 

How to make Goat Velveeta Cheese?

 

First and foremost, make lactic goat cheese. Lactic cheese requires at least 12 hours to make and 12 hours to drip. But, you can shortened the drip time by constantly pressing the cloth that contains the curds. The drier the curds, the firmer the cheese will set.

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 gallon plus 1 pint of raw goats milk
  • 5 drops of liquid single strength rennet
    dissolved in 1/3 cup of non-chlorine or distilled water.
  • 4 tablespoons mesophillic C1 mother culture
  • 1 tablespoon butter (no goat butter or margarine)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • *Optional: 20-25 drops annatto

 

Instructions making the Lactic Goat Cheese:

 

  • Heat the milk slowly to 86 degrees. Turn off the heat and set the pot of milk aside. Add the mesophilic culture. Stir thoroughly.
  • Take 1 1/2 teaspoons of the well-dissolved rennet from the 1/3 cup mixture of rennet. Add the 1 1/2 teaspoons of rennet mixture to the milk at this time. Always stir the milk after adding rennet to prevent the milk from coagulating unevenly.
  • Put the lid on the pot and let it sit for 12 hours. This amount of time allows the cheese to become lactic.
  • After 12 hours or more, scoop the curds out and into a cloth-lined colander to drain for 10 to 20 minutes. Then, grab all 4 corners of the cloth holding the curds and hang to drip for 12 hours.

 

Ready to make Velveeta cheese?

 

  • Place the cheese in a mixing bowl, add the baking soda and salt and beat with mixer. Let sit for 30 minutes. The cheese will have a fluffy texture. Taste the cheese for flavor. Cheese will have a very smooth texture.
  • Now, use a double boiler over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of butter. Stir the cheese until the cheese begins to melt.
  • As cheese begins to soften, add annatto (*optional), which is yellow cheese coloring. Do not let the cheese melt too long. Spoon the semi-soft cheese from the pan into a small square plastic container.
  • Now, place the container down into shallow hot water. Water should not be very hot, but warm enough to soften the cheese within your plastic container. After cheese has settled in the container, use a large spoon and remove the butter and liquid that will be floating on top of the cheese.
  • Note: Decide what form you want to mold your cheese in, making sure it can be easily removed.
  • Place a small piece of plastic wrap on top of the cheese before placing the lid on the container. Allow the cheese to sit in the refrigerator for 4 hours or more. Let cheese sit out for about 5 minutes or more and remove.
  • Pour warm water over the bottom of the container to loosen the cheese.

 

Taste and enjoy Goat Velveeta Cheese!

 

 

Nutritional facts.

Per serving (1 ounce) contains 91Kcal Calories; – Fat 6g, Cholesterol 22mg, Protein 6g, Carbohydrates 1g, Potassium 56mg, Sodium 140mg, Sugar 1g.

 

 

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Homemade Yogurt Cheese

 

 

What is Yogurt cheese ?

 

Yogurt cheese is a soft cheese made from draining the whey from yogurt. You will not find this cheese in the grocery stores but, it can be easily made at home.

 

Believed to have originated in Lebanon, yogurt cheese has a very smooth consistency much like cream cheese, but with the distinctive tangy taste of yogurt. It can be made from flavored yogurt, as well as plain. Besides being delicious, yogurt cheese is high in calcium and great for those who are lactose intolerant, as the yogurt-making process converts the lactose in the milk into lactic acid. Yogurt cheese is extremely versatile and can be used to add a nice zip of flavor to virtually any recipe in which cream cheese is used. Once you make it, you probably would not have any problems coming up with your own original serving ideas that suit your tastes.

 

Homemade yogurt cheese is going to make a hit at your next social gathering, therefore get started today!

 

 

Learn How to Make Labneh – Yogurt cheese

 

Molded Labneh Yogurt Cheese on Plate

 

Labneh, also known as Yogurt Cheese, is probably the simplest of all cheeses to make. To begin with you will need a quart of yogurt. You can use plain or flavored yogurt, and either homemade or buy from the grocery store. However, if you buy yogurt for making labneh, make sure yogurt does not contain gelatin, as the gelatin will prevent the whey from draining.

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 quart yogurt
  • 1 tsp. Salt

Special supplies:

  • cheesecloth
  • strainer
  • bowl

 

 

Directions:

 

Begin by shaking or stirring the yogurt until it is thoroughly mixed and smooth. Mix in 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of salt, to taste.

 

Next, place a strainer over a pot or bowl, and line with cheesecloth. Pour the yogurt into the cheesecloth.

 

Cover, and let the yogurt drain for 24 hours in the refrigerator.

 

Remove the cloth from the strainer and scrape the cheese to form a mound in the center of the cloth. Then, using the cloth for handling, form it into a ball or log and place onto a plate.  Store in the refrigerator.

 

It does not get any easier than that!

 

 

 

How to Enjoy Yogurt Cheese (Labneh) ?

 

More suggestion:

 

  • Traditional – Serve covered in olive oil with crushed mint and black olives. Eat on toasted pita.
  • Breakfast toast – Spread on toast and top with a thin layer of jam.
  • Crackers and cheese – Mix with fresh herbs and serve on crackers.
  • As a spread – Mix with diced pimientos and black olives and spread in celery sticks, or use as a filling for finger sandwiches.
  • As a dip – Combine with taco seasoning or ranch dressing mix to create a dip for vegetables or chips.

 

 

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