Cottage cheese is prepared by converting lactose present in the milk to lactic acid. When the bacteria culture procedure starts, the acidity of milk enhances if the milk thickens into a solid chunk that can be dissected into small cubes.
After performing this, the chunk of solid milk is left to cool to prepare the cottage cheese.
Here’s how to make it: –
|Preparation Time||Cook Time||Servings||Taste||Skill Level|
|1 hours 30 minutes||20 minutes||1||milky||Beginner|
1000 grams (1 Kg) of cottage cheese carries: –
| Calories – 980 Kcal | Carbohydrates – 170 grams | Fat – 43 grams | Sodium – 3640 mg | Protein – 110 grams |
Ingredients For Cottage Cheese: –
- Milk – 2 liters
- Mesophilic culture – 1 packet
How to make cottage cheese at home?
At first, heat the milk and stir continuously using a spoon. Once the milk attains 30 degrees Celsius adds the mesophilic culture, which is in great quantity in yogurt or curd. Stir the mixture for some time and let it cool.
After that, let the mixture aside for 6-8 hours, so that curd could be formed. If it’s the cold weather outside, use a blanket and wrap it around the milk container.
When the curd is ready, we can notice it by the sides. The sides will shrink away, and a thin layer will be formed.
Then cut the curd into small portions and stir it softly for 10 minutes. When you’re doing the stirring you will observe whey, which will be released.
These curd pieces must be cooked properly, and the moisture must be removed entirely on a slow heat. The curd must be firm properly!
Now, place the curd in a muslin cloth and let the remaining water drain off from the curd. When water is totally drained let the curd be chilled. Place a heavy object on the muslin cloth, which is carrying the curd – to give it a shape.
Now, your cheese is ready for storing!
Benefits of Eating Cottage Cheese
- The consumption of cheese prevents osteoporosis.
- When we consume cottage cheese, it helps in improving our bone and dental health.
- Those who are suffering from fewer weight issues can gain a healthy weight by consuming cheese regularly.
- Cheese is higher in vitamin A and vitamin B12 and it’s an excellent source of protein.
- Cheese fulfills the need for zinc, phosphorus, and riboflavin in our body