One Hour Cheese - A super beginner's guide to cheese making
28 May, 2014
Make Cheese Inc is proud to call Claudia at Urban Cheesecraft a friend. Claudia is a genius when it comes to making recipes simple and approachable to beginners. ONE HOUR CHEESE hits a homerun when it comes to photographs, simple step-by-step instructions and creative cheese recipe ideas.
Not only does the book make cheesemaking doable and fun but also the recipes are designed to be done with your schedule in mind. If you are in the mood for bigger cheese projects like an aged parmesan down the road, then let this book be your introductory step and the rest will follow when you’ve built up your confidence.
Dive into simple recipes….the recipes categorize these into either EASY, EASIER AND EASIEST. We chose to make Fromage Facile which means Easy Cheese in French. It’s true to it’s name…very easy!
We can't wait to read what delicious item from the One Hour Cheese Book the Weeknight Party Girl Alexandra Hedin makes next!
Follow along and make Fromage Facile with us!
Heat 1 L of milk to 175F while stirring gradually over medium heat.
Add 1 cup of buttermilk (you can add homemade buttermilk or store-bought) and then add 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice.
Line a colander with cheesecloth – it’s a good idea to fold the cheesecloth in half to double up the mesh thickness in order to strain the delicate curd. Scoop or pour the curds into the prepared colander. Stir in ¼ tsp. of salt or any choice of seasoning (your choice of dill, jalapeños, rosemary, dried fruit or garlic powder or any other flavour choice).
After the cheese has been drained, you can pack the cheese in dish lined with wax paper. Remember the longer you drain the cheese the drier it will become, the less time you drain your cheese the creamier it will be.
The cheese can be stored in the fridge or eaten right away. Enjoy!