Kefir Cheese First Try
Now that we're raising a Kefir culture and we have a lot of kefir in the fridge, we thought we'd try to make cheese. We began with a simple congetella mozzarella recipe from Dom's Kefir Site. It took much longer than we thought to get the curd and whey to split. It also took higher temps than we would have thought. However we did make a cheese ball! It's mild, almost tasteless like a mozzarella but it's texture is not stretchy. So we dialed up a nice Italian chef in Italy on YouTube and followed his advice. We put our cheese ball into boiling water and waited to see if it would become stringy and sticky. His recipe was not kefir based so it was a gamble. It didnt work and now we're gonna try a few more experiments on the current cheese ball before beginning a new one. More as it comes. . .
Posted by Wendy Jehanara Tremayne at Sunday, October 04, 2009