What to do with the whey?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by hisdaughter, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. hisdaughter

    hisdaughter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My son and I made cheese today for the 1st time. It was fun and great together time! Now we want to know what do we do with the whey?
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Make cottage cheese. If I'm remembering correctly it's a second run of whey. The third run is used as by product filler (yogurt perchance?) or garden fertilizer. I grew up in the cheese capital of Cabot, VT but that was a long time ago so don't quote me.
     
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    It can be mixed in with your livestock or poultry food, just to dampen.
     
  4. REALLY!!!! You have chickens but arent sure what to do with the whey? My girls line up at the kitchen door on cheese making day and would be really upset if I did anything with the whey except feed it to them!!!
     
  5. Amyable

    Amyable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can use it for making pancakes too [​IMG]
     
  6. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use it to make bread. I freeze it in 1-1/2 cup portions and thaw it out and heat it up in the microwave when I make bread... I add dry milk to the mix as well. It makes a really nice fluffy loaf of bread.
     

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