Monday, 15 August 2016
Have you ever wanted to make your own cheese? I have always wanted to try just that and I recently had the chance when I was sent a Lekue Cheese maker to try.
The Cheese Maker lets you make fresh cheese in a simple 15-minute cooking process and an hour and a half of resting, thanks to its three elements: a bowl to warm the milk, a lid that measures the acid to pour and a strainer where the cheese is formed … as magical as it is easy.
As with all of the Lekue products it is as attractive as it is functional.
There are three parts . . . .
A main holder, a basket which acts as a strainer, a press and a mold, and a functional lid, which has a small measurement receptacle and pouring spout.
It was so easy to make. I measured milk and yoghurt into the main dish, heating both of them together in the microwave until they reached 90*C. I then left it to sit/cure for a while . . .
At the end of that time I had some lovely curds formed . . .
As you can see. I was making creamed cheese . . .
I poured them into the strainer, draining away all of the whey, and then pressed it well into the mold. I chilled it for about an hour or so and presto!
Fresh Cheese . . . .
The cheese maker is a pretty basic gadget. You mix a milk of your choice with a souring agent (they recommend lemon juice, vinegar, or yogurt), and then use the microwave to speed up the curdling process.
Mine was a tiny bit bland. I think I needed to add more salt to it, but all told as a first experience in cheese making I was quite thrilled with the results! The Lekue Cheese Maker is fun and easy to use and you can have a fresh batch in less than two hours, with only about 20 minutes of hands-on time.
Plus Plus all round!
Lekue products are available via Amazon, Lakeland, and the Kitchen's Cookshop, here in the UK.
Note - although I was sent the product for free to try out, I was not required to write a positive review. Any opinions and experiences are entirely my own.
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