Step 1: Materials
(measurements con go up or down depending on how much you want)
2 cups Whole or 2% milk
1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice
Thermometer (can be candy or meat)
Cheesecloth, cotton t-shirt piece (preferably white. Who wants green cheese?), or a washcloth
Cookie sheet with raised edges
heavy object with flat bottom (5-10 lbs)
Step 2: Curds and Whey
When the milk reaches the right temperature, turn off heat add the lemon juice 1 teaspoon at a time and stir until curds (lumps of fat) form. Remove from that burner.
Let mixture cool to a temperature that you can handle. Separate the curds from the whey by pouring the mixture through the strainer. Dump the curds onto the cloth. Take the four corners in one hand and use the other to twist it until most of the whey (liquid drained from the curds) is out of the curds.
Break up and salt (if you want a block, look at next step. DO NOT BREAKUP!)
Step 3: Optional: Press and Block
Step 4: More Uses
Break up and deep fry in homemade batter
Crumble on salad
Comment on your uses!