If you know how to make cheese at home, you don’t have to search for cheese outlets or online cheese shop. The good news is that there are a lot of simple cheese recipes which you can try from the convenience of your home.
Having tried out various cheese recipes myself, I have found the process of preparing yogurt cheese rather easy. The best side with yogurt cheese is that you can use it with a number of dishes, say, mayonnaise, sour cream or cream cheese. Yogurt cheese can also be used with sandwich spreads and vegetable dips.
Things you need
The two essential things that you would require while making yogurt cheese are a strainer and yogurt. You can find them in the market. By preparing yogurt cheese at home, you can get it fresher than that you get from an online cheese shop. Find the recipe for making yogurt cheese below.
Get one quart of plain yogurt from a supermarket or online cheese shop. Make sure that you go for branded yogurts because they contain the recommended amount of gelatin. After that, get a bowl and place cheesecloth over it. Pour in the yogurt onto the cheesecloth. Use a spoon if needed.
Once the entire yogurt in the container is poured in, place a small plate on the cheesecloth and press the whey out. Once the whey is removed from the yogurt, put the remaining in a container and place in the refrigerator for about 6 to 8 hours.
If you need the yogurt to be hard textured, you may leave it in the refrigerator for more time. You can take out the yogurt from the refrigerator once you are certain that it has become hard. You can use it now to add flavor to your favorite recipes such as cream cheese, mayonnaise.
The whey, which is left behind after the yogurt is separated, is a healthy by-product of milk, and can be used in many dishes. Hence, do not throw it away. You can collect the whey in a small jar and keep in the refrigerator as well. According to cheese experts, the whey can be kept refrigerated for up to 6 months.
You have seen how to prepare yogurt cheese at home. Preparing yogurt cheese is very simple and can save a good amount of time that you would have spent looking for an online cheese shop.