How to Make Cheese from Goat or Carabao Milk

Materials:

  • 5 liters goat/carabao milk
  • 30 cc DTRI-IFS-6 (milk coagulant)
  • 125 gms. salt
  • 1 gm. nutmeg powder

Utensils used:

  • 5-liter saucepan
  • Basin, thermometer, cheesecloth
  • Scoop or dipper, kitchen knife, ladle
  • Perforated plastic tray or any desired mold
  • Banana leaves or plastic sheets
  • Nylon cloth as strainer
  • Stove

Procedure:

  1. Strain the milk through a nylon cloth, pour into a sauce pan. Add salt and stir well until completely dissolved. Then, heat it over a low flame to 75°C, stirring slowly. At this temperature, steam or vapor may be seen rising from the milk surface when the milk is about to simmer.
  2. Immediately cool milk to 38°C by placing saucepan in a basin of cold or tap water. Add the milk coagulant, and stir the milk for one minute. Cover and leave the milk undisturbed for 30 to 40 minutes. With a kitchen knife, cut the coagulated milk or coagulum into one-inch cubes. Without disturbing the curd, remove the free whey by means of a scoop or dipper.
  3. Gently stir the curd now and then to enhance separation of the whey, and continue to remove the free whey until it amounts to 2.5 liters. Mix one gram of nutmeg powder with the partially drained curd. Scoop the spiced curd into a perforated tray lined with c cheesecloth. Level curd thickness. Cover curd with cheesecloth and allow whey to drain for one hour.
  4. Cut the knitted curd into pieces of desired size, and serve. The cheese may be wrapped in plastic streets or banana leaves and stored in the refrigerator overnight before serving. Jubilee cheese may be served on top of a lettuce leaf garnished with slices of tomato or peach.
  5. One to 1.3 kilograms of Jubilee cheese can be produced from five liters of goat’s/carabao’s milk.

source: elgu2.ncc.gov.ph

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