Homemade Goat Cheese Recipe

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Last Reviewed: Food Leave a Comment

Making your own goat cheese is incredibly easy and delicious. When making it at home you have the option of using any herb or seasoning to make a perfect cheese for any occasion.

What you'll need:

  1. Cheese cloth. 
  2. 1/8 cup of acid for every 1 liter of milk. I prefer lemon juice, but you can substitute apple cider vinegar.
  3. 1 liter of goat milk. Avoid ultra-pasteurized.
  4. Herbs & spices.
  5. 1 pot for heating milk.
  6. A large colander.
  7. A bowl for draining cheese (the colander should fit in it).
Directions:
  1. Heat milk on medium-high to high heat. Stir constantly to avoid burning milk as this will give it an off taste.
  2. When the milk begins to foam and large bubble form, turn off the heat and slowly add your acid. Stir constantly. You will beging to see the curds separate.
  3. Stir for several more minutes to help the curds cool. Then poor mixture into a colander lined with cheese cloth. Be sure to have your colander placed in a bowl to catch the whey.
  4. Using a wooden spoon, press the moisture out of the curds.
  5. Add herbs and spices. You can add sea salt, parsley, pepper, basil, oregano or any others you desire. The salt will dry your cheese out further, so be cautious in adding if you don't want a dry cheese. 
  6. Gather the cheese cloth together and “wring” out your cheese. Place the finished product in a bowl or hang it for 1 1/2 hours to create a dry, hard cheese.
  7. Enjoy! This will keep for about a week in the refrigerator.
Note: The more water you remove, the harder your cheese will be. You may have to play with removal of moisture to get the exact consistency you prefer.

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Dr. Jolene Brighten, NMD, is a women’s hormone expert and prominent leader in women’s medicine. As a licensed naturopathic physician who is board certified in naturopathic endocrinology, she takes an integrative approach in her clinical practice. A fierce patient advocate and completely dedicated to uncovering the root cause of hormonal imbalances, Dr. Brighten empowers women worldwide to take control of their health and their hormones. She is the best selling author of Beyond the Pill and Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth. Dr. Brighten is an international speaker, clinical educator, medical advisor within the tech community, and considered a leading authority on women’s health. She is a member of the MindBodyGreen Collective and a faculty member for the American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine. Her work has been featured in the New York Post, Forbes, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, Bustle, The Guardian, Sports Illustrated, Elle, and ABC News. Read more about me here.