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Offline John (CH)

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Chevre Cheese Making Recipe
« on: May 03, 2008, 08:10:20 AM »
Goat (Chevre in french) cheese has a sharpe taste and is considered a delicacy by many.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 gallon of goat milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Lemon Juice or Vinegar
  • Table Salt
  • Pepper
  • Buttermilk (optional)
  • Flavorings (optional)

DIRECTIONS
  • Heat the milk in a stainless steel pot over low heat to 185 F / 85 C.
  • Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice or vinegar.
  • Cover and let sit several hours.
  • When the milk begins to form lumps that look like cottage cheese, separate the curds and whey in a cheesecloth lined strainer-colander, discarding whey.
  • When curds are cool enough, use your hands or large ladle to squeeze as much liquid from them as you can.
  • Season the Chevre with salt and/or pepper to taste, add other flavourings such as garlic, dill, parsley.
  • Either press, or wrap tightly in cheese cloth and place in fridge to "set".
  • After few days Chevre is ready to be eaten.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2008, 10:05:00 AM by Cheese Head »


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Offline rosawoodsii

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Re: Chevre Cheese Making Recipe
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2012, 08:10:18 PM »
Only commenting on this old thread because I was looking for a different chevre recipe and came across this.  For the unsuspecting, this isn't classic chevre; it's more like whole milk ricotta.
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