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RECIPE: FRENCH-STYLE CREAM CHEESE

Recipe: French-Style Cream Cheese


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French-style cream cheese is a soft and spreadable cheese with a slightly sweeter flavor than that of traditional cream cheese. This recipe also calls for less culture than usually required for making cream cheese. It's a delicious, creamy treat that can be mixed with herbs or fruit to make it a bit more interesting.


60 minutes

48 minutes

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INGREDIENTS AND EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE AT CULTURES FOR HEALTH

Fresh Cheese Making Kit

Cheese Fresh Cheese Making Kit

Fresh Cheese Making Kit

$45.99

Our most comprehensive choice, the Fresh Cheese Kit contains two starter cultures and supplies to make five different varieties of soft cheese - feta, cottage cheese, cream cheese, fromage blanc, and traditional quark. Kit contains a Mesophilic Cheese Culture, a Fresh Cheese Culture, calcium chloride, vegetable rennet, cheese salt, butter muslin, a thermometer, and an instruction and recipe booklet.

Packaging and Equipment in the kit may appear different than pictured.


Cheese Salt

Cheese Cheese Salt

Cheese Salt

$5.99

An easy-to-dissolve, iodine-free salt perfect for cheesemaking.


Liquid Vegetable Rennet

Cheese Liquid Vegetable Rennet

Liquid Vegetable Rennet

$5.99

Double-strength liquid vegetable rennet. Each bottle contains enough rennet to set (24) 2-gallon batches of cheese.


Mesophilic Direct-Set Starter Culture

Cheese Mesophilic Direct-Set Starter Culture

Mesophilic Direct-Set Starter Culture

$14.99

From cheddar, Colby, and Monterey Jack to Feta, Chevre, and more, you'll enjoy the flavor and variety of homemade cheeses made using this starter culture.






 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 packet mesophilic starter
  • 1 drop liquid rennet diluted in ¼ cup cool, unchlorinated water
  • Cheese salt, herbs, and spices (optional)


Fresh Cheese Making Kit


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Our most comprehensive choice, the Fresh Cheese Kit contains two starter cultures and supplies to make five different varieties of soft cheese - feta, cottage cheese, cream cheese, fromage blanc, and traditional quark. Kit contains a Mesophilic Cheese Culture, a Fresh Cheese Culture, calcium chloride, vegetable rennet, cheese salt, butter...

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Mix cream and whole milk together in a large pot. Slowly warm the mixture to 70°F.
  2. Add the starter. Stir it in slowly, using steady up-and-down motions. Add the rennet in the same manner, making sure to mix it in well all the way down to the bottom of the pot.
  3. Cover the pot and allow the milk to set for 72 hours, undisturbed.
  4. Transfer the curds from the pot into a large bowl. Mill the curds until the consistency is pastelike. Add salt or other flavorings, to taste, at this point.
  5. Use a large tomme mold to press the curds all together, or spoon them into individual serving molds.
  6. Refrigerate as soon as possible, allowing the cheese to set for about 24 hours before serving. French-style cream cheese will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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