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.

Recipe Information

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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories150
Total Fat8g
Saturated Fat4.5g
Cholesterol25mg
Sodium200mg
Total Carbohydrate12g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars12g
Protein8g