Easy Buttermilk Cream Cheese

| 11/16/2015 11:27:00 AM

Tags: cheese making, home dairy, Tammy Kimbler, Minnesota,

Buttermilk Cream Cheese for Breakfast

Cream cheese is a staple in our house, along with yogurt, kefir and ricotta.  This cream cheese is incredibly simple to make.  Mix milk, cream, buttermilk and a few drops of rennet together, then let them sit at room temp on the counter for 24 hours.  Strain the yogurt-like curd into a colander lined with fine cheese cloth or a thin clean dish towel overnight.  The next day you'll have a creamy, buttery spread for toast, pies, sandwiches, veggie and fruit dip, etc.  Make buttermilk cream cheese part of your dairy staples.

Liquid rennet is available at your local co-op or online.

Culturing Buttermilk Cream Cheese

Buttermilk Cream Cheese Recipe


• 1 gallon whole milk (not UltraPasteurized)
• 1 pint cream
• 1/2 cup buttermilk
• 1/4 tsp liquid rennet

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