Homemade fresh goat cheese

March 25, 2013

Homemade fresh goat cheese

Milk heated to just the right temperature, then mixed with a starter culture, is the basis for the stunning and endlessly diverse array of cheeses found across the world. To me this is not just extraordinary; it’s alchemy… food alchemy!

We’ve all been conditioned to buy our cheeses at the market. But you may have noticed—whenever it’s possible, I love making the food my family eats in my own kitchen. Don’t worry; I won’t be tackling (or publishing) Camemberts or aged cheddars any time soon—I’d rather purchase those gems from local artisans. But when it comes to fresh cheeses, the work is worth it. You just cannot compare a homemade cheese to the plastic-wrapped stuff found in supermarkets.

I started making my own ricotta a couple of years ago, and I’ve never looked back. Then my interest expanded to include fresh goat cheese. Now I’m experimenting with other fresh cheeses (fromage blanc is next!). I find it to be pure joy.

This fresh goat cheese recipe is so simple. Three ingredients and a bit of time will give you the lightest, freshest, creamiest goat cheese you’ve ever tasted.

So here’s a promise: once you start making your own fresh cheeses, you’ll be hooked!

Fresh goat cheese draining

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Homemade fresh goat cheese

Here’s another homemade cheese that’s super easy to make: Homemade ricotta.

Disclaimer: As always, my point of view is my own. I do not accept samples, and have no commercial relationship with any product, food or wine company.

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Kayle (The Cooking Actress) March 25, 2013 at 3:39 pm

This is amazing! I so would love to make my own goat cheese!

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Viviane March 27, 2013 at 11:38 am

Kayle! I think you would love making your own goat cheese too. A most rewarding experience!

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Anita at Hungry Couple March 26, 2013 at 8:57 am

I love goat cheese but have never tasted the homemade version. I can only imagine how good it is!

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Viviane March 27, 2013 at 11:38 am

Anita, thank you for your comment… Homemade goat cheese is really awesome!

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lisaiscooking March 27, 2013 at 11:11 am

I love making ricotta, but I’ve never attempted goat cheese. I’d love to try it!

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Viviane March 27, 2013 at 11:39 am

Lisa, thank you for stopping by… You’ll love making your own goat cheese. I have no doubt!

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Kim Beaulieu March 28, 2013 at 11:27 pm

This is so amazing. I’ve never made my own cheese. I really need to try this.

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