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Offline gtmoore

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What did I make
« on: January 18, 2013, 09:36:31 AM »
I'm very new to cheesemaking (yesterday was my first attempt).  I messed the recipe up and made "something"; just wondering what I made?  I took a 1/2 gallon of milk, heated to 120F, removed from heat, added 3/8 cup vinegar, stirred for two minutes (forgot to let sit for 30 minutes); drained in cheesecloth-covered colander.  Then, rinsed in cold tap water for five minutes.  What exactly did I make.  It certainly resembles farmer cheese and is edible; but, very tasteless.


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Re: What did I make
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013, 09:45:04 AM »
You made a generic acid coagulated cheese. You can add herbs, etc to give it more flavor. What were you TRYING to make?
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Re: What did I make
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013, 09:54:25 AM »
I was trying to make cottage cheese.

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Re: What did I make
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013, 10:55:04 AM »
American style cottage cheese? That's not made with vinegar.
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Re: What did I make
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013, 02:05:51 PM »
This is more like ricotta.  Maybe a bit heavy handed on the vinegar.
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Re: What did I make
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2013, 10:26:48 AM »
I have never made cottage cheese but I'm thinking the rinsing washed away all the flavor?

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Re: What did I make
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2013, 09:56:24 AM »
I haven't made cottage cheese either, but I'm guessing some salt will get you a long way down the cheese-making road!  Good luck with your next try  ;D.
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Re: What did I make
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2013, 02:58:45 AM »
Hi GTMoore, I did have to laugh to myself, my first post is very similar to yours.  I tried making halloumi, it didn't work so I strained it and it tastes like ricotta. 
Oh well - waste not, want not. What other cheeses have you made? Good luck in your endeavours.