Quick Homemade Cheese

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Ivory’s Totally Yummy Soft Cheese

1/2 Gallon Whole Milk (Goat or Cow)
1/4 cup white vinegar or 1/4 cup Lemon juice
Salt to taste 1. Put milk into stainless steel pot and heat over medium until between 190 and 200 degrees.

2. Slowly stir in vinegar or lemon. Remove from heat and allow to curdle and cool until it’s not too hot to touch.

3. Pour cheese into cloth lined bowl. Pull together the 4 corners of cloth and twist around a spoon. Hang dripping cheese for a few hours.

(BTW, it’s not touching the bottom of the bowl. It just looks that way.)

4. Salt to taste and check consistency. I like a fairly hard cheese, so I hang it in the fridge overnight. That’s about the max.

5. Untie, (add any garlic or herbs or more salt, if you like) place in airtight container, and chill. Depending on how long you hung it, it should be about 12-16 oz of cheese.



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51 eddie August 9, 2012


Your are a GENIUS.

nice suggestion, came out FANTASTIC!

52 Mike September 26, 2012

Just tried your recipe……. great – no, fantastic…..and Barney, my dog, loved the whey :0) THANKS!

53 Courtney October 6, 2012

Does it matter how pasteurized the milk is? There is a local brand that is vat pasteurized (less pasteurized I think), but if I make cheese with it, I might as well be buying organic cheese because it wouldn’t be cost effective. I’d prefer to use a cheaper organic milk if it’s possible.

54 Angi November 19, 2012

this is a great recipe. My son makes this in the microwave as well. Not only that but he does make it also with skim milk once in a while but it doesn’t make as much. It is always good though.

55 Debbi December 31, 2012

I have made mozzarella by myself at home. It’s easy, it does require a microwave though. lol Not many little houses on the prairie have them…but little houses in the suburbs usually do. ;) Would you like the recipe?

56 debbie May 4, 2013

I would love that recipe for making cheese in the microwave! it would make great gifts for my grown children. may I have that recipe?

57 debbie May 4, 2013

I would love the recipe for making cheese in the microwave! My kids would love having it for gifts. may I have the recipe?

58 Jill Sherstobitoff July 9, 2013


59 Nancy Nuce July 13, 2013

Three things:

1) Thank you for this. I can’t wait to try it.

2) For someone who has no clue at all -how much salt do you recommend?

3)I, too, would like to have the recipe for the microwave mozzarella, please

60 Janie Schisler July 18, 2013

Would love the recipe for the microwave cheese, if I am not too late?

61 Adebola Fajimolu July 26, 2013

Can i also bother you for the microwave mozarella recipe please. Looking foward you it. Thanks.

62 Russ Kiddy July 28, 2013

I’ve made this several times and we love it. Today we have another gallon of milk that is going down hill so we’re making another batch. Trying different herbs this time. It takes more salt than you think. I enjoy and look forward to you stuff, thank you so much.

63 Jeanne September 5, 2013

Please can I have the recipe for mozzarella cheese in microwave sounds great thanks

64 Miriam September 11, 2013

I made this cheese last night just as written. Very mild cheese but so very easy to make. Thank you for sharing. What herbs or spices would anyone suggest to add and when should it be added in? I plan on making more.

65 brightcounts January 1, 2014

I would love the recipe for the microwave mozzarella cheese, please.

66 Brenda Brown January 1, 2014

I cannot drink/eat cow or goat products. Can this cheese be made with rice, oat or almond millk? I would also love the microwave cheese if I can use alternative milks. Thanks

67 Daisy January 1, 2014

Brenda Brown–Never tried it but did find this: http://renegadehealth.com/blog/2011/04/20/how-to-make-no-dairy-cheese
Seems pretty easy!

68 debbie January 14, 2014

Can I heat the milk for the cheese in the microwave?

69 sum March 16, 2014

This is an Indian cheese receipe. we called paneer…

70 Jill April 5, 2014

May I please have the microwave cheese recipe? Thanks !

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