Kefir Cheese Recipe
Not only does Kefir cheese taste delicious it is also full of probiotic goodness, Vitamin B's and minerals.
The quickest and easiest recipe is below. It makes a soft cheese which tastes like cream cheese but is also a great substitute for sour cream.
You can also get adventurous and add herbs, nuts or fruit to liven it up. However I prefer mine au naturale or mixing it with avocado to make a Delicious dip.
How to make Milk kefir
Line a plastic strainer or colander with cheesecloth. You can also use a nut bag or organic cotton bag. Place this over a bowl then pour the already fermented kefir in (having removed the Kefir grains). The kefir is best fermented for 48 hours when making cheese so that the whey and the curd have separated and the curd is quite thick. Make sure the strainer will not come into contact with the whey that collects in the bowl.
Cover and place in the fridge for 24-48 hours.
Alternatively if using a nut bag you can hang from a hook in your kitchen with a bowl below to collect the whey. Leave for 12 hours.
When ready gently tip the cheese into a glass or ceramic container. You can now add herbs, fruits etc.
You can also use the whey as it is very high in probiotics. You can add it to drinks or use it to start off your vegetable fermentation.
Simple and delicious!