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3.04.2012

Just Another Meatless Monday--Kefir Cheese







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Kefir cheese, if you LOVE Kefir, you'll love the super tangy cream cheese made with it. Now I like Kefir so my reaction was "WHOA that is....TANGY whooo!" Basically you make Kefir and then drain all the whey off of it. Keep draining, draining, draining and then after about 24 hours ¡voila! Kefir Cheese! I can see this being served as a super ramped up probiotic spread for bagels, or tucked into celery sticks or even served with crackers. It is good, but very strongly flavored, you've been warned.



To make kefir cheese you will need about 4 cups of kefir, a jelly bag or cheese cloth, a strainer and a bowl. Wet the jelly bag or the cheese cloth and pour the kefir into the jelly bag and hang to drain the whey off over a bowl and strainer.  Later when it's hung for a while lay it in the strainer over the bowl and put it in the fridge over night. If using cheese cloth, simply line the strainer with the cheese cloth and pour the kefir over it, tie in a knot with some string and hang to drain. Drain over the strainer and bowl combo just in case it slips and drops, the strainer will catch it and not the bowl full of whey. Finishing draining the cheese cloth wrapped kefir in the fridge, same as the jelly bag. Once all the whey is drained off scoop the cheese into a bowl and mix in a bit of salt, add herbs if you like and get to munching your probiotic cheese!

Here's a great list of what to do with the whey after you've drained it off the cheese. Proceed with caution, I've only tried a few of these but the list is interesting!







Peace and Love--


 

10 comments :

  1. That looks yuuuummy! I want to try to make it, I happen to have some cheesecloth handy. Hmm...

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  2. to be perfectly honest, I've never tried Kefir. I've seen it, but just haven't bought it to try it yet. You certainly do a good sell of it and make it sound and LOOK delicious!

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  3. Hi,
    I shared a recipe for Grain-Free Date Hamantaschen. Also, an article about the sacred foods for a healthy pregnancy and birth.
    Thanks for hosting!

    Your kefir cheese looks great!

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  4. Your Kefir Cheese looks so creamy and delicious. Thank you for sharing how to make it! Have a lovely week, and thank you for hosting.

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  5. Your Kefir Cheese looks so creamy and delicious. Thank you for sharing how to make it! Have a lovely week, and thank you for hosting.

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  7. Happy Monday,

    This week I am sharing a creamy vegan broccoli soup. Also, sharing a little about my recent Crohn’s flare, with some helpful links in the comments. And finally, at the end of this rather serious post, a funny video from one of my favorite ladies!

    Have a great week.

    Be Well,
    --Amber

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  8. EEK! I just added something with bacon to a meatless party, I am sorry! Please delete!

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  9. I have never heard of this cheese before. Nice post. You might like to look at how I do cheese snacks. http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2012/03/cheese-and-crackers.html

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