making goat cheese with fresh milk

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by NewChickenMom, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. NewChickenMom

    NewChickenMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone else make cheese form their own goats milk??

    tonight was my first attempt at making some chevre. we'll see how it turns out in the morning.

    also, anyone know where to find a good, cheap hard cheese press? the cheapest one i've found is from grape and granary for around $70
     
  2. ozark hen

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    you need to contact Miss Prissy, she is the queen of cheese making around here, and every thing else. Now I am telling you gospel!! Go look under eggs, chicken, etc. recipes.
     
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  3. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. FrenchHen

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    There's also a method using a coffee can and bricks if you want super economy.
     
  5. AK_Button_Mama

    AK_Button_Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I Made mine out of pvc pip and a old piece of wood wraped in plactic wrap. drilled holes in the side....use a old spagetti jar and bunggie cords for weight and aplate ont he bottom

    good luck!
     
  6. MullersLaneFarm

    MullersLaneFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no cheese from goat's milk for me



    I have a Jersey cow! [​IMG]

    Yes, I make cheeses. For a cheese press, I started with a simple straight sided can, both ends cut out, with holes drilled into it. Drill the holes from the inside out!!!

    For a weight, a piece of wood with full vegetable cans on top.

    Then I realized I could use my old sausage making press.

    I have a cheese making page on our website.
     
  7. NewChickenMom

    NewChickenMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chevre has a horrible vinegar-like aftertaste!!!

    what did i do wrong??
     
  8. MullersLaneFarm

    MullersLaneFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What was your recipe???

    Did you use a chevre culture, or did you make a queso blanco, using milk and vinegar?
     
  9. NewChickenMom

    NewChickenMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i used chevre starter. heated milk in water bath to 86 degrees, added starter, slight whisking, then let it set for 11.5 hours and then drained in butter muslin for about 10 hours.

    my boyfriend said it tastes awesome and he loves it, so i dont know if thats how its supposed to taste or he's just buttering me up
     
  10. MrsCountryChick

    MrsCountryChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Even worse before I got my Doe in milk we bought a very 'small' size piece of goat cheese from Giant Eagle & it was $4.99 & it tasted of a vinegar-y flavor, ewwww! [​IMG] After we tasted it at home I looked at the ingredients & it was a basic Chevre with vinegar to culture it. Thank Goodness it didn't influence our purchase of our Doe.
     

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