New to cheese

Discussion in 'Cheese & Dairy' started by mamatomany, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. mamatomany

    mamatomany New Member

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    I'm excited to announce that I finally have enough milk to do something with besides drinking. I was making small batches of yogurt, but went the frankhauser site and made a gallon of it...my question is the labneh recipe at that site says that this type of cheese can be used as a tart cream cheese. I do not have any starters for cheese other than the yogurt right now so I was wondering if adding a wee bit of sugar would take the edge off of it? My kids love crackers with cream cheese as a snack. I will follow the procedures on that site to work my way up in the world of cheeses...need to be placing an order for a basic cheesemaking kit...caprine has one I know.
     
  2. cmharris6002

    cmharris6002 Guest

    Hi Linda, welcome to the wonderful world of cheese :biggrin

    Add sugar to taste after the cheese is made. Labneh is very tart. If you want a sweeter cream cheese try the Formage Blanc, Formagia or Chevre cultures from cheesemaking.com

    I am a BIG fan of the Cheesemakers Pantry (a cheesemaking kit) from http://www.hoeggergoatsupply.com

    Christy