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Old 04-25-2010, 11:10 AM   #1
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Question Leftover whey from ricotta

I made some ricotta this morning, and was wondering if there was anything I could do with the whey?

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Old 04-25-2010, 11:41 AM   #2
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I read that you can't make more ricotta from whey leftover from making an acid (activated) cheese. So I think you just have to throw it out...but what do I know...i never made homemade ricotta. Way to go jet!
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Old 04-25-2010, 03:11 PM   #3
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Don't really know but would love your recipe...
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Old 04-25-2010, 03:14 PM   #4
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some people claim there are things to so with whey, like add to soup stock, use in place of water in making bread, but personally, I let it flow down the drain...funny, I made a ricotta this morning too. I have 5 different recipes for ricotta, some with no rennet and one that is highly renneted. You can make a secondary cheese from the highly renneted ricotta, immediately after making the first cheese. But I create so much whey that I do not try to utilize it. Oh, feeding it to pigs is good, if you have a pig.
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Old 04-25-2010, 03:16 PM   #5
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Don't really know but would love your recipe...
if you click on "ricotta" in the op post, you will find his recipe
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Old 04-27-2010, 07:25 PM   #6
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The whey is left over from making the cheese. I have always just thrown it on the lawn, I did it this time. It was right after that I wondered if there was any use for it.
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Old 04-27-2010, 07:42 PM   #7
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Actually there are a lot of uses for it, I just can't think of it right now.

I know my grandfather used to drink it instead of water.
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some people claim there are things to so with whey, like add to soup stock, use in place of water in making bread, but personally, I let it flow down the drain...funny, I made a ricotta this morning too. I have 5 different recipes for ricotta, some with no rennet and one that is highly renneted. You can make a secondary cheese from the highly renneted ricotta, immediately after making the first cheese. But I create so much whey that I do not try to utilize it. Oh, feeding it to pigs is good, if you have a pig.
I was gonna say feed it to the pigs.
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:21 AM   #9
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I made some ricotta this morning, and was wondering if there was anything I could do with the whey?
Have a look at this link, it may help.

Fias Co Farm/Dairy- Ricotta cheese recipes; using whey only and whole milk
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:55 AM   #10
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The Whey is used as a filler in a ton of different products. Look on the ingredient labels of cheap garlic, whey powder is sometimes the #1 ingredient. Cheap ice cream is another big user and yes, in feed formula for all of our precious pets.
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