Going Solo on Feta Cheese

Fresh Feta Cheese

Join Jerri as she jumps into making her own feta cheese!

From the Editor: Please welcome Jerri, CFH Customer Support Representative and Cultured Kitchen Keeper.

Several weeks ago I was under the mentorship of a Cultures For Health cheese expert and friend who agreed to teach me how to make feta cheese. Having never made REAL cheese before, I was nervous. Using the feta recipe in Home Cheesemaking by Ricki Carroll, I was taught tricks and given tips on how easy it is to make this cheese. I felt like a kid soaking in the magic.

The steps were fairly easy…could I do it on my own? I braved up last week, and did it! I want to share a few pictures of the main steps with you.

  Checking the Feta Cheese Curd

Checking the curd

Cutting the Feta Cheese Curd

Cutting the curd

First stirring of the curds

Stirred up Feta Curds

Stirred up curds

5-Curds ready to drain!

Curds ready to drain

Hanging Feta Curds

Hanging the curds in cheesecloth

Drained Feta Cheese

Feta after draining

After draining, I simply salted the cheese and let it sit in the fridge to age for 5 days. Oops, by the fifth day, there were only a few chunks of feta left. I have no willpower with cheese!

What was your first experience with cheese like?

Jerri

Jerri

Jerri is a wife and mama. Her culturing adventures began several years ago with other moms who were seeking a healthy way of feeding our families. Together they dabbled in milk kefir, yogurt, sourdough, kombucha and sauerkraut. In the past year she's expanded from sauerkraut to other vegetables, and has grown a passion for water kefir!

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  1. sarah auzina says

    Your picture and the instructions on the website make it sound SO easy! I must give this a try!

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