August 3, 2008

Goat's Milk Feta




I just finished my first batch of Goat's Milk Feta! Woohoo!
I'm actually quite surprised at how easy--and fast--it was. The only tricky part was finding the goat's milk (thank you, Trader Joe!). Otherwise, it's a pretty straightforward process that doesn't even require a press--and is wayyyyyy easier than cheddar!
The only downside: At $2.99 a quart, it's pretty pricey. Just for the milk, that's $12 a pound!
- Heat 1 Gallon goat's milk to 86 degrees, add mesophilic starter.
- 1 hour later, add rennet (still at 86 degrees).

- 1 hour later, cut the curds into 1/2" cubes, let set 10 minutes.
- Stir gently for 20 minutes.
- Strain into cheesecloth, tie up the corners, and hang for 4 hours.
- Cut into 1" cubes, add salt, place in covered bowl in refrigerator.
- Wait 4 or 5 days (haven't done that part yet), and then enjoy!

4 quarts Summerhill Pasteurized Goat's Milk (from Trader Joe's)
1/8 tsp. Mesophilic Direct Set Starter
1/4 tsp. Double-Strength Liquid Vegetarian Rennet, dissolved in 1/4 cup water
2 tbs. Flake Salt



2 comments:

  1. Sounds great! Can't wait to try it!

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  2. Now I will forever be on the lookout for goats milk! Looks awesome!!

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