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Old 10-10-2018, 04:18 PM   #11
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Kayelle, good video. That is also how to make ricotta except for giving it a structure in the cheese cloth and pressing it. 1 gallon of milk makes approximately 1 lb of cheese, if you are using whole milk--so you can plan for what you need. The taste of the cheese really comes out with the addition of salt.
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:04 PM   #12
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I just buy the cheese. Making the crepes wipes me out standing at the stove. Most times I have 2 pans going, sometimes 3.
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:23 PM   #13
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I want to know where the people who made video buy the cheese cloth. The one they sell in stores here is horrible
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:36 PM   #14
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I want to know where the people who made video buy the cheese cloth. The one they sell in stores here is horrible

Hi CharlieD,
Cheese cloth comes in different grades. There is a 60 TC (thread count), tpi (threads per inch), this means the threads horizontally and vertically, added together, that cross an inch. That is good enough for cheese making.



But if you make butter, then a cheese cloth that is called butter muslin, is 90 TC or tpi, a closer weave, and you add the horizontal and vertical threads that cross one inch to get to a total of 90.


I bought 60 TC on amazon, but fabric stores may also carry it. A tight weave cotton tea towel is more like a butter muslin. The cheese cloth at the grocery store, or walmart might be very loose and it won't do the job.
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:37 PM   #15
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Good tips Bliss. How long does the farmers cheese last in the fridge? I sure wouldn't make the cheese the same day MsM, as I know even making a half recipe of your crepes at the stove will wipe me out.
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Good tips Bliss. How long does the farmers cheese last in the fridge? I sure wouldn't make the cheese the same day MsM, as I know even making a half recipe of your crepes at the stove will wipe me out.

It might last 5-7 days at best without preservatives. After a few days, additional whey will drain off, just like it does in sour cream and cottage cheese, no harm in that. Make sure to wrap tightly with no air in the package, that usually stops mold from starting. I either use mine within days but it freezes well in used cottage cheese containers, I keep some frozen for any sudden inspiration.
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I want to know where the people who made video buy the cheese cloth. The one they sell in stores here is horrible
I use nut milk bags and flour sack dish/tea towels to drain my yogurt. Best part is they can be washed and reused.
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MsM, I've never used Farmers Cheese for anything before. Now I see how easy it is to make, I'm really looking forward to making these.
I'm pretty sure this is the same stuff as paneer, or at least very similar.

If you don't press it, it can be used like cottage cheese. I've done that and used it in ravioli and in lasagna. It's kind of bland, so if you know you want to use it for savoury, I suggest stirring in a little salt before adding the vinegar.
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The cheese cloth I have found around here is terrible. I always have to use a minimum of four layers and I often use more. I seldom use it anymore. I have some tea towels that aren't too tight a weave, that I use instead.
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:18 PM   #20
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So is this the same as home made Ricotta Bliss?
I avoid store bought Ricotta for lasagna and sub cottage cheese instead. I wonder why I'm not a fan of Ricotta in cooking? Is store bought Ricotta different somehow?
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