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Homemade Lactose-Free Cheese

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Homemade Cheese Made With Lactaid®

Ingredients

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2 teaspoons salt

¼ teaspoon cumin seed, crushed

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⅓ cup lemon juice

Lactaid 2% Reduced Fat Milk Front of Package

LACTAID® Reduced Fat 2% Lactose-Free Milk


Directions

1.

In a 5-quart Dutch oven heat LACTAID® Lactose-Free Whole Milk, salt, and cumin seed over medium heat just until boiling, stirring frequently. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice. Let stand for 15 minutes.

2.

Line a large strainer or colander with several layers of 100-percent cotton cheesecloth. Strain milk mixture; discard liquid. Gently squeeze the cheesecloth to remove as much liquid from the curds as possible. Wrap cloth around curds. Place wrapped curds in a large strainer or colander set in a large bowl. Put a weighted bowl on top to help press out any additional liquid. Let stand, covered, in a refrigerator for at least 15 hours.

3.

Remove curds. Discard liquid. Form curds into a flat rectangle or press into a large bowl to shape. Store in refrigerator, tightly wrapped, for up to 10 days. Makes 1 pound (2 cups).

Notes

Try making different flavors of this fresh homemade cheese. Prepare recipe as above, except omit the cumin seed; stir 1 to 2 teaspoons snipped fresh herbs (such as basil, sage, or thyme) into ½ cup cheese before serving. Or, for a creamy fruit dip, stir 1 to 2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup into ½ cup cheese; stir in additional LACTAID® Lactose-Free Whole Milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until desired consistency.
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

2 tablespoons (1 ounce)

Amount Per Serving

Calories

Total Fat

Calories from Fat

Saturated Fat

121

7g

61

4g

Cholestrol

Sodium

Total Carbohydrate

Dietary Fiber

26mg

384mg

10g

.02g

Sugars

Protein

Calcium

9g

6g

225mg

Amount Per Serving

Calories

Total Fat

Calories from Fat

Saturated Fat

Cholestrol

Sodium

121

7g

61

4g

26mg

384mg

Total Carbohydrate

Dietary Fiber

Sugars

Protein

Calcium

10g

.02g

9g

6g

225mg