Beestings Farmers Cheese
2 pints [20 ounces] new milk
1 cup [8 ounces] Beestings Milk * Colostrum (1st day if possible but can use up to day 3)
Combine the two milks together.
In a large heavy flat-bottomed ideally steel pan bring quickly to just under a boil.. traditionally, you would stop at this point, take off the heat, let it sit till it curds up and eat fresh as is (this cheese would need to be chilled in the fridge and eaten within 2 days)
However I went a little more modern, I added in 1/4th cup of lemon juice to add acid to the mix and I will sprinkle in 1/2 a tsp of salt into the cheese itself. I will still chill it in the fridge and I am quite sure it will be used up within a day or two.
please note, you should use steel spoons and tools when possible, I just gave my wooden a good salt scrub before I used it.. Its one of those do as I say, not as I do 🙂 moments here on the blog!
I am greatly looking forward to putting this lovely fresh sheep to use in the kitchen.. This recipe could be used for first freshened cow milk, goat milk or sheep milk.