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RECIPE
5 INGREDIENTS 7 STEPS 20min

Cultured Soft Cheese

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2 Ratings
Kefir Cheese looks and tastes a bit like cream cheese, but it is much healthier. Spread this living Kefir culture on a cracker, bread, bagel or turn it into a dip.
Cultured Soft Cheese Recipe | SideChef
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Kefir Cheese looks and tastes a bit like cream cheese, but it is much healthier. Spread this living Kefir culture on a cracker, bread, bagel or turn it into a dip.
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Ingredients

Servings
2
US / METRIC
1 tsp
Live Kefir Grains
4 cups
1/4 cup
Fresh Herbs
to taste
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
277
FAT
9.9 g
PROTEIN
19.9 g
CARBS
27.9 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Place a Live Kefir Grains (1 tsp) in a disposable tea bag or cheesecloth so you can easily retrieve it from the curds later and place it into the Milk (4 cups) .
Step 2
Let Kefir mature on the counter until it separates into curds and whey. Let it sit another 24 hours or as long as it takes for the kefir to fully separate into curds and whey.
Step 3
To be sure that the curds are fully formed, test them by ladling about a tablespoon of curds into a fine strainer. If the curds do not dissolve and flow through the strainer, your curds are firm enough to proceed with the recipe. Carefully remove the grains from the Kefir and reserve for another use.
Step 4
Using a fine mesh paint bag, secure the paint bag in a bowl. Ladle the curds and whey into the bag.
Step 5
Using the string, tie the top of the paint bag closed. Use the additional length of the string to tie the bag to an upper cabinet knob. Place the bowl below the bag to catch the whey as it drains.
Step 6
Allow the Kefir cheese to drain for approximately 24 hours. If you want to create a cheese that is very mild in flavor, place the bag in a strainer suspended over a bowl in the refrigerator.
Step 7
Add your favorite Fresh Herbs (1/4 cup) , spices, and seasoned Salt (to taste) and Ground Black Pepper (to taste) , then mix well. Place into a serving bowl and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
277
% Daily Value*
Fat
9.9 g
13%
Saturated Fat
5.9 g
30%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
47.4 mg
16%
Carbohydrates
27.9 g
10%
Fiber
0.0 g
0%
Sugars
27.8 g
--
Protein
19.9 g
40%
Sodium
279.7 mg
12%
Vitamin D
--
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Calcium
697.1 mg
54%
Iron
0.1 mg
1%
Potassium
5.9 mg
0%
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