Make your own Goat cheese.
My daughter Havilah milks her own goat and makes her own cheese.
As a school project, she will be sharing some instruction on how to make it as well as some tips.
A few supplies you will need:
- Fresh Goat Milk
- Started Cheese culture Chèvre C20G
- Butter Muslin (very fine-weave cheesecloth) or a tight-weave dish towel
- Large stainless steel pot with lid
- Wooden or plastic spoon
- Basic thermometer
- Chèvre shaping mold (optional)
- OR you can buy a Goat Chevre Cheese Making Kit.
- Heat the milk to 86°F.
- Remove milk from heat and thoroughly stir in the packet of chèvre culture.
- Cover the pot and leave the mixture to culture at about 72°F.
- Let sit for 12 hours.
- Place the butter muslin (doubled) in a colander in a bowl. Gently spoon the chèvre into the butter muslin. Gather up the corners of the muslin and tie knots to secure.
- Hang the butter muslin filled with the chèvre over a bowl to drain.
- Let drain for 6 to 12 hours to reach the desired consistency (see below).
- Add herbs and salt or additional flavors to chèvre (optional)
- Press chèvre into shaping mold
- Store in refrigerator (should last about 1 week).