Feta Cheese

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by africanmeat, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Over the weekend i made feta cheese from normal cow milk.

    it is easy and taste great .

    for 4 liter milk you need

    1/8 tsp mesophilic culture

    1/2 tsp rennet  (mix in 1/4 cup water)

    1/2 calcium chloride (mix in a 1/4 cup water )

    bring the milk to 30 c 

    add the culture and mix

    add the calcium and mix 

    leave for an hour (maintain 30 c )

    add the rennet mix

    leave for an hour  (maintain 30 c )

    cut the cheese and mix every 5 minuets for the next 15 minuets  .

    put the cheese in molds or in a cheese cloth

    drain for 6 hours 

    rub 3 tsp of salt on the cheese 1 tsp at the time for 3 hours .

    let it rest for 18 hours in a cool place .

    put in a container and in to the frigid  the fridge   for 6 days if you can  . 


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  2. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So cool. Is it as tangy as the goat version?
  3. Very nice!  [​IMG]    Thanks for sharing your recipe & process!  [​IMG]
  4. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Love Feta...Brings the Greek outta me!


    Thank you so much for sharing!

  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you for sharing your recipe! We like making cheese and will give this a try!
  6. smokeamotive

    smokeamotive Smoking Fanatic

    Thats so cool Ahron! Have a couple of questions.

    1. What kind of milk sis you use? Raw, straight from the cow? Or was it a processed milk like whole milk and pastureized?

    2. Do I see correctly? Did you heat the milk in a double boiler set-up?
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2013
  7. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Very cool Ahron at the next N FL Gathering you can teach us how to make cheese I really want to learn and that looks awesome
  8. thoseguys26

    thoseguys26 Master of the Pit

    Great great job! I wish you were my neighbor. You always cook, smoke, make stuff that I'd love to try. Keep it up!
  9. Looks super. Hope you can make next years N FL gathering. Thanks for sharing.
  10. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi thanks for your good words

    i used normal milk from the shop . it is a problem to buy raw milk in the city.yes i do use double boiler so it keeps the heat .
  11. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks i hope next year i will be able to make it .
  12. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks guys 
  13. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yum...... good narration.
  14. Very nice! Cheese making is on the list of things to play with. I have my Sausage technique going well. Next is a Curing Cabinet for Dry Curing, I have to make a Prosciutto! Then all the Toys to make Cheese...CJ aka JJ's kid
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2013

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