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Old 11-23-2013, 01:07 PM   #1
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Farmer's cheese

I was just handed a couple of gallons of half and half. The freezers are full so I can't make ice cream. I have a huge batch of baked custard in the oven and am planning to use some of the half and half for pumpkin pies. Still have tons left. Is there any reason I can't make farmer's cheese with half and half instead of whole milk?

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Old 11-23-2013, 01:52 PM   #2
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Half and half has almost three times the amount of fat as whole milk. I can't help but think that's going to affect the outcome, although I don't have enough experience with cheese making to predict how

Based on info here, it seems to me it might come out more like cream cheese: http://www.cheesemaking.com/store/pg...-and-Milk.html Then you could make some cheese cakes!
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You could make your own sour cream, if you have a bit of sour cream or cultured buttermilk.
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Oh, I would be drinking lots of coffee...seeing as I have never made cheese, I'm not sure if you can make it with 1/2&1/2 or not.
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You could make your own sour cream, if you have a bit of sour cream or cultured buttermilk.
I have both...looking up directions now.
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Bump for joesfolk.
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