Fromage Blanc (Smooth Cottage Cheese)

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The French not only love cheese, they love dairy products in general. At breakfast, fromage blanc is enjoyed with a few teaspoons of sugar, honey, or jam.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 1 day 12 hours 5 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 4 drops rennet (you can buy some easily online on cheese making websites)

Directions

  • Pour the milk into a medium saucepan. Over medium-low heat, bring it slowly to a temperature of 95°F (measure with a thermometer).
  • Pour the milk into a large bowl, and add 4 drops of rennet. Cover the bowl with a cotton cloth and put in a room where the temperature is over 68°F for at least 12 hours.
  • After 12 hours, the milk should be curdled. Put a large strainer in a sink, cover it with a clean cotton cloth, and pour the curdled milk in the strainer.
  • Pour the strained solids slowly in a bowl, and put in the refrigerator. You can store it for 24 hours in the refrigerator.