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                              FARMER'S CHEESE
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheese/eggs
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    5       qt           Buttermilk -- low-fat
                         Water
                         Cheesecloth strainer
 
   Place the five quarts of buttermilk in a non corrosive
   pan; i.e. enamel or stainless steel.  Pour water at
   least half way up the sides of the containers (use
   cardboard ones; not glass bottles). Bring to a boil
   and let it go for 20 minutes.  Turn of and wait until
   the water is tepid. hang the cheesecloth strainer over
   the sink or over a large pot. You will need help here.
   Pour each quart of 'cooked' buttermilk into the
   strainer and let it hang at least 12 hours.  What you
   will have left in the bag is a very dry
   cheese...similar to Farmer’s cheese.  Now my Stepmom
   sometimes adds a bit of sugar to the cheese.  If you
   put it in the FP and zap it with a some milk you have
   a creamy spread; similar to cream cheese. We use this
   in Blintzas and in place of ricotta in some recipes.
    It would be wonderful if you need Farmer’s cheese and
   can't get it.
  
 
 
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