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How to make cottage cheese at home: the easiest recipe

Tetiana KoziukFood
Recipe for cottage cheese. Source: pixabay.com

Cottage cheese is a very healthy product that you should eat more often. It can be used to make a delicious breakfast, or dessert, wrapped in pita bread, or eaten on its own with jam, jam, or fruit.

Food blogger Valeriia with the nickname yummy.lera shared a recipe for homemade cottage cheese, which can be made from just two ingredients – milk and yogurt on her Instagram page.

Recipe for cottage cheese made from milk and yogurt

Ingredients:

  • milk 2.5-3.2% – 1.5 liters
  • natural yogurt – 1.5 tbsp.

Method of preparation:

1. Pour the milk into a saucepan and put it on medium heat. Stirring, heat it to a temperature of 85 degrees. Then turn off the heat, cover, and leave for 10 minutes.

How to make cottage cheese from milk and yogurt

2. After 10 minutes have passed, cool the milk to a temperature of 38-40 degrees while stirring. Add the yogurt and stir. Cover with a lid, put a warm blanket on top, and leave in a warm place for 8 hours.

3. After the allotted time has passed, put the pot with milk on medium heat and wait until the whey begins to separate. A lump of cottage cheese will form, which should be cut into squares and brought to a temperature of 40 degrees. Immediately mix the mass and heat to a temperature of 65 degrees.

Cottage cheese at home

4. At this stage, prepare a sieve and cover it with cheesecloth in 4-5 layers. Pour the milk mass into it. Tie two knots at the top and hang it on a hook. If you want the curd to be pasty, leave it in this state for 2 hours; for dry and crumbly curd, it takes 5-6 hours.

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