I spend the days in the farm enjoying life with the children. And part of it all is making things with them so they have fun. After gathering fresh veggies from the kitchen garden, we left to a small the dairy farm close by, and returned with a 5 qt of fresh milk. I transferred the whole thing to a large cooking pot and left it on the fridge overnight. The next morning we separated the cream and made buttermilk with it. I got a butter making kit the from Williams-Sonoma, but somehow can’t find it anymore so there is a very similar one at Amazon. The key apparently is to get fresh milk, but you can always get cream and do the experiment yourself and get an almost as good quality butter.
Then with the rest of the milk, I accidentally brought it to boil, and made really nice cottage cheese.
The fun thing is to experiment, just the way -I’m sure- cheese was discovered. I’ll keep posting more of my ‘experiments’ later. But for now I can share this beautiful cottage cheese, and fresh butter in which I also added some herbs like organic rosemary and lavender from the orchard as a dip.
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