how to make cheese with spoiled milk


Thanks for letting me remember and share an old family recipe. just logged on to find some “uses” for sour milk….can’t wait to try and make cottage cheese…have some goat’s milk that soured on me before I could use it all so anxious so “taste” my goat cottage cheese. If so, did it change the flavor of the cheese? I’m glad you found me too! I would consider adding the cream or milk after thawing it out, or it will separate somewhat. I’m not talking about sour milk here but about the whey leftover from cheesemaking. Best wishes! Hi Rudy, I have to ask the doctor again to make my husband happy. One experiment I intend to try soon is making yogurt from powdered milk. 5. God Bless. Here in the US we still use the old fashioned gallon and half gallon. Hi Stephanie, Use a large (really large) rubber band or some kitchen twine. Wow, this is easy to do!!! It will take about 3 – 5 minutes. To make paneer, heat 1 liter of milk until it is nearly boiling, and turn off the heat. If you do decide to try using the milk for cheese, just heat it up until it comes to a low boil and that will kill any icky stuff. As long as you bring the temperature up to 180F for 2 or 3 minutes, it will kill any bacteria and it will be edible. I liked this cottage cheese much better than the store-bought version. Wolfe City, Texas Put another way, how do you know when you’ve added too much vinegar to the heated milk? I tried using fresh whole milk to make cottage cheese but it was not the taste I remembered from my childhood growing up on a farm. Really want to try this. I can still remember scrubbing to beat the band to get rid of the white spots thinking they were stuck on from the cheese. I ended up with 3x’s as much whey as curds. But raw milk – raw milk, even when it spoils isn’t really spoiled if you know the different ways to use spoiled milk. 2. Good recipe and easy. I like to add about a tablespoon of fresh cream, about a tablespoon of finely chopped grass onion or shallots and salt and pepper to my finished cheese. Any type of milk will work when it comes to making cheese. Most cheese is made in factories. Spoilt milk does not mean milk with fungus. So I wonder if that has something to do with your experience. Make Homemade Kefir Pancakes. Let me know how it turns out. Very impressive. Well, cringe no more, because it is unbelievably easy to make your own homemade dairy products, like cottage cheese and sour cream. Thanks so much for sharing. Clabbering is the natural process for the beginning of making cheese… I’m making your cottage cheese right now. Traditionally, before the advent of homogenization, the milk was left to sit for a period of time to allow the cream and milk to separate. Best wishes with your cheese making adventures! 4. Hello I was wondering is it the same process to make block cheeses? Heat the milk over medium-high heat with the salt until it’s steamy and the surface is murmuring, then take it off the heat, stir in the lemon juice, and let it … (Actually, it's my roommate's spoiled milk, but somehow I don't think he'll miss it.) Thank you for sharing this, Neharika! Hi Moondrop, Sour milk is a good replacement for buttermilk, yogurt, or sour cream. (Stirring gently will encourage larger curds; let it do its thing alone and the curds will be finer.). Thuy, I forgot to ask you, how much cheese you get from 1 littler of milk? I have found several sites online that gave instructions for making cottage cheese from sour milk. We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website. We promise! I’ve had Paneer at restaurants and loved it. My german heritage has had me growing up with Quark, which translates to cottage cheese. Enjoy watching him grow and learn! I’ve tried this way three times. Wow. The yellowy liquid that’s left in the bowl is the whey, and you should hold onto it! Drop Vereniki in a pot of boiling water and cook slowly for ten minutes. (visiting from The HomeAcre hop), ~Taylor-Made Ranch~ Otherwise, I’m going to have to sadly get rid of my mother’s stove we grew up with (which I had shipped to CA from TN!). The recipe given calls for a half gallon of sour milk, but it would take me a long time to save up that much milk. Hope you get a chance to try it out! Keep in mind that heating the sour milk to 195F and holding it there for 10 minutes should kill harmful bacteria. I haven’t tried letting the milk curdle on it’s own. All that sour milk throughout the years that I just threw down the drain. Thanks for sharing, Arlene. Thank you! I’ll have to keep notes and see if this happens to my cottage cheese. Lactic acid can give your skin a boost, making it smoother and firmer. You can make this (nearly) accidental cheese by letting milk ferment or sour on the countertop for a day then heating it until the curds separate from the whey. I too was ill and didn’t use it but once I saw was expired didn’t want to toss it out. The last time I remember mom making cottage cheese, I must have been 6 or 7, because she was pregnant with my brother and didn’t feel good. If you need more convincing: When these dairy products are made at home, they are really incredibly fresh-tasting, sweet, and creamy, and it’s hard to find anything quite like them at a store. After removing meat from skillet, she would add 1 cup of sour cream to meat dripping, bring to a boil, and pour over the Vereniki. You’ll need to use whole milk for this ricotta cheese recipe — it’s the fat in the milk that transform into the curds that make cheese. Thanks for sharing! Thanks for that Lisa. Best wishes! I’m sorry to hear that this didn’t work for you. Fed it to my chickens instead. , Best wishes, Trixie! Making cottage cheese from sour milk is a great way to reduce waste, save money, and get some extra protein in your diet. I had a half gallon of sour milk. If you’re cooking a cut of meat that you want to ensure is tender, soak … You can use it in baked goods in place of milk and it works quite well. We have a milk goat that is freshening up and were wondering if you have heard of doing this with goat milk? If you try this again, and don’t have a thermometer, you can bring the milk just to a low boil and then take the pan off the burner. Nothing like your big globs up there. And by “unbelievably easy” I mean that you pour milk into a bowl, cover it with a towel, and leave it on the counter for 2 or 3 days. I just “whipped up” a batch of whey from some raw milk that had soured. Thanks for reading! Cheers! Basically, you’ll heat the milk with the salt until it simmers. I think heating the sour milk only serves to speed up the natural process of curdling. Got no curds just curdle. The milk smells like baby spit up when it’s heating, is that normal? Let me do a little searching to see what might have gone wrong. That is so cool. Yes, my Farmer’s Cheese recipe uses lemon. Using 3 gallons of milk to make 3 different kinds of cheese, will allow you to make and taste different cheeses. I’m revisiting this post in April of 2020. My pan of sour milk never separated, so I used the vinegar. I have made this recipe with very sour milk and with milk that is fresh, and didn’t get those results. Best regards, I also suggest checking out the links I shared for frugal milk and cheese, and how to use whey. THANK YOU! Each time…I always get a stretchy…fresh mozarella type cheese. Ricotta historically is made from the liquid that remains after making mozzarella. I think I could reduce the amount of vinegar to 1 tablespoon and it should work just fine. The extra acid (vinegar) reacts with the baking soda to cause more air bubbles. Sour milk is perfect for creating some homemade cheese, just like they did in the old days. Try adding more vinegar until it curdles. Hi Lang…It occurred to me after my reply that goat milk doesn’t separate as cow milk does. I hope you enjoyed your cottage cheese pies! Your yummy cheese … One final quick disclaimer for ricotta hair-splitters out there: Ricotta is the ultimate no-waste product, itself traditionally being made from a waste product. We are straining it right now. Thanks for sharing. Baking With Spoiled Milk. . It is not going sour, it is bad. My mother is an excellent storyteller, and some of her best are about her grandmother, who was, as far as I can tell, a truly fierce and hilarious character. Spoiled milk is the result of an overgrowth of bacteria that causes changes in taste, smell, and texture. If you are concerned about using sour milk to make cottage cheese, I understand and you can use this recipe to make cottage cheese from fresh milk instead. Hi Sam, From what I have read/ heard, the reason for rinsing the curds till the water runs clear is to rinse any extra whey off. While the milk comes to a boil, place a cheesecloth-lined colander over a large stockpot or in a clean sink. When milk’s involved, magic happens. Thank you for the encouragement , I have used milk that was 2 weeks out of date before. Thanks for letting me know how your batch turned out! Even today when I added the vinegar and stirred only once! After milk is poured into big vats, a … . I slowly added 1tbsp of Vinegar at a time, waiting in between dosage to see if it curdles up. If in doubt, you could feed it to dogs, pigs or chickens…they can handle any potential bacteria better than our digestive systems. Although you can make any cheese with any variety of animal milk, some milk … I don’t have a thermometer so I couldn’t guarantee the safety. All the trappings for freshly-made, creamy ricotta. Strain the spoilt milk or broken milk or curdled milk using a muslin cloth. Hi Lori, Was the milk whole or skim? I just read your post. You can make cottage cheese with vinegar, but rennet is the traditional curdling agent. This milk can be used to make cottage cheese at home. Yes…you don’t need to add the cream to the finished product. We just made this tonight and it’s FABULOUS!! Hi Thuy, Depending on the type of cheese, this scent can be of spoiled milk, ammonia, or even of a refrigerator or freezer. Let me know how it goes. I had some really sour milk that still smelled funny after making it into cheese last year and I ended up feeding it to the chickens. Block cheeses are typically made with rennet and I haven’t had much experience with making them. . Hi Sam, I absolutely adore cheese. When these dairy products are made at home, they are really incredibly fresh-tasting, sweet, and creamy, and it’s hard to find anything quite like them at a store. Thuy. I tried to make this. I know this must be from 4 wks ago — can I still use it? Yes, he is doing fine now. Of course I’d never try this with SPOILED milk, but lightly soured milk is perfect to use for making cottage cheese. Queso fresco follow a similar trajectory: White vinegar rather than lemon juice is added to the milk (still over the flame), with more salt than you’d use for paneer or ricotta. You can take any sour milk, add kefir, sour cream or yogurt. It should be fine, Marta. You can eyeball it. Pour sour milk into a saucepan. Cheese making is just one of those projects we’ve dipped our toes into but haven’t had the time to really improve our game. But ya, it seemed a lot like fresh mozarella to me. A great believer in “waste not,” she also made her own cheese. No one would want to drink sour milk, but your plants actually do. I think you could have tried it, even though the texture wasn’t what you were expecting. We’re partnering with Milk Life to learn all about the essential role the farm-fresh beverage plays in elevating everyday recipes—and sharing recipes, tools, and tips for incorporating milk’s rich and smooth texture into wholesome at-home cooking. The milk had soured enough that when I poured it into a pot I could see some curds forming. Spoilt milk is broken milk. But I think if it tastes sour, I would definitely heat it through. Do you like getting dirt under your fingernails? Just wanting to be sure that bitter flavor wasn’t a flag to chuck the whole thing. I’ve thought about trying a batch of cottage cheese made from reconstituted powdered milk, but haven’t tried it yet. I hope I did the conversion correctly! Thank you for this recipe- we’re going to have to try it:) You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off in settings. Hi Lisa. If you see your boiled milk is spoiled not to worry. Please help. I love the stories about your grandmother. Even skimmed milk will work, though the cheese yielded would be less. The whey is not bad, just has a more potent taste but the cheese will last longer if rinsed. I’m glad I found you and this recipe! by | Nov 4, 2020. I was careful not to let the milk get hotter than that since too much heat could change the texture of the curds and make them rubbery. From what I can read, it’s an indicator of bacteria. Stir and add more milk or cream until your cottage cheese is the consistency you like. Heat Lightly Soured Milk I had about half a gallon of milk remaining and it was just past the date on the carton. Hi Trixie, You can sour pasteurized milk purposefully with some acid, either lemon juice or white wine vinegar. If you have heated the sour milk up to 195 degrees F and kept it at that temp for 10 minutes, you shouldn’t have a problem with bacteria making you sick. Didn’t work for me but I was going to trow the milk out anyway. With experience, knowledge will come about how much of one or another ingredient to add to get the curd to your liking. You’ll need to use whole milk for this ricotta cheese recipe — it’s the fat in the milk that transform into the curds that make cheese. They may list it as only for pets. I think you could substitute lemon for vinegar in this recipe too. I didn’t have to use any acid to separate the milk- it just did it on it’s own. I buy raw milk at my local farmer’s market every week, but I only buy it by the quart because I never seem to finish the whole jar before it sours. Very interesting! In India, cottage cheese is one of loved recipes, specially by vegetarians. His weigh is 21 bld but others women are still asking me how little he is. I really do not care as long as he is healthy. I’d like to try making some paneer…I’ve had it before and it is delicious. Add flour in stages until nice soft dough, stop when perfect or add more if still sticky. Hi Ruby, But when I do, you can bet I will be making more cheese! This process, pasteurization, eliminates that bacteria, which lets babies and immunosuppressed folks and the rest of us drink milk without worry (and allows it a much longer shelf life). You will not pay any extra for these products. My mom always used sour milk, in fact, she put milk aside until it reached sour stage. With cow milk, the cream rises to the top but not with goat milk. Cut the paneer into cubes and place it in the refrigerator. These four cheeses were made of the same ingredients. Make homemade cheese. I used a thermometer to know when to stop heating. 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