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How to Make Fresh Cheese
Christina Soong-Kroeger

Making your own fresh cheese at home is surprisingly easy. You simply combine milk with lemon, let the mixture curdle, wrap it in a cheese cloth to drain and then mix it with fresh herbs, sun-dried tomatoes, home-made pesto or dried fruit and nuts. Go on - give it a go!


  • 2 litres full-fat milk (pasturised but preferably not homogenised for best results)
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Cheesecloth (or muslin)
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper
  • Cooking thermometer
  • Herbs or flavourings as desired - see above

Squeeze the juice of 2-3 lemons to make 1/3 cup juice.

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