Yes, You Should Make Your Own Goat Cheese
What you'll need
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1/2 gallon
Goat Milk
1/4 cup
Water
2 tsp
Citric Acid
1 tsp
Kosher salt
5 qt or bigger
Dutch Oven
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Large Colander
Cambro Bucket
Flour Sack Towel
Candy Thermometer
Honey (Optional)
Combine citric acid with water and stir to dissolve.
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Pour goat milk into large, non-reactive pot. Add water & citric acid and stir.
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Attach candy thermometer to side of pan and increase heat to medium. Stir frequently.
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Continue stirring until temperature reaches 185F degrees.
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When 185F is reached, remove from heat and let sit 15 mins without stirring.
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Meanwhile... set up your straining system. Line a colander w/a dish cloth inside a bucket.
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Pour goat milk mixture through dish cloth and colander to strain the whey into the bucket.
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For softer, creamier cheese let strain for 2-4 hours. For harder, rollable cheese, 4-6 hours.
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Use chip clips to hold towel tight and form a “bag” shape within the colander for straining.
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Sometimes it helps to tilt the colander and let gravity do its thing.
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When done straining, unclip one side of the towel & fold it to the other. Gently twist & squeeze.
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Release the towel! You have goat cheese! (Almost!) Scrape down the sides of the towel.
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Transfer cheese to a small bowl. Add salt & stir to combine. Adjust salt to taste.
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I wanted honey goat cheese so I took a portion of the cheese in a small bowl and mixed in honey.
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Transfer finished cheese(s) to airtight containers and refrigerate. It’ll firm up in the fridge.
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If you strained your cheese to a firmer consistency, you can roll it into a log with your hands.
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We did it! We made our own goat cheese!
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Get the recipe at ThePracticalKitchen (dot) com!
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