Have you wanted to try cheesemaking but been too intimidated? Do you enjoy spreadable cheese but don't like the long list of questionable ingredients on most commercial cheese spreads? I've got a wonderful cheese just for you!
Fromage blanc (literally, “white cheese”) is the easiest cheese I've tried to date, even a bit simpler than kefir or yogurt cheese. (Kefir or yogurt soft cheese can be made by draining the milk kefir or yogurt until thick, but of course I have to make the kefir or yogurt first, which adds more steps.) It has a consistency somewhat like cream cheese or fresh chevre. I use it in recipes or add herbs or other flavorings to use it as a dip.
I like to start this cheese just before bedtime, let it culture overnight, and drain it in the morning. [Read more…]