M.O.M. learned something new at the Real California Milk LegenDairy Milk Fair, last May 16 at WhiteSpace Manila.
My daughter and I participated in the DIY cheese and butter making. It was an awesome experience for a first timer and gaining new skills for the kitchen is really fun.
The process for Ricotta cheese making was easy, but for the butter, well I was not informed that it’ll be handcrafted, so the process was like, YOU WORKING OUT IN A GYM. No kidding!
Without further ado, here are the ingredients for Ricotta Cheese making.
- 8 cups (2L) Real California Whole Milk, not ultra pasteurized
- 1 1/2 cups Heavy Cream
- 1 tsp Non-Iodized Salt
- 3 tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
- Line a large sieve with a layer of heavy duty (fine-mesh) cheesecloth and place it over a large bowl.
- In a sauce pan, combine milk, cream, salt. Slowly bring it to 195°F/ 90.5°C over moderate heat, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
- Add lemon juice, then immediately remove from heat and slightly stir, but not to much or the curds would break apart and will become too small. Let is sit for about 5 mins. Do not mix.
- Spoon the curds into the lines sieve and let it drain for 10 mins. After discarding the liquid, serve the ricotta hot or chill for 1 hour before serving.
Ricotta cheese-making is easy, but it takes a lot of patience because sometimes the curd takes time to develop, you have to add more lemon, so you can see the curd progress.
For the butter making, we have a very simple ingredient 2/3 cup of Heavy Cream and canning Jar with lid and ring.
Just put the heavy cream in the Jar and shake it til you drop.
Shake it til you feel that the liquid content or the buttermilk separates on the lump. Yes, just strain out the buttermilk and the solid lump that’s left is your unsalted butter.
It was a fun experience really. We have tried so many products made out of Real California Milk. My daughter’s favorites are the Milk Tea and the Puffy White dip in Rockview Milk.
There are games for children like the Milk Brick Tower and The Longest Moo, where Chef Sau del Rosario hardly finish mooing for 30 seconds.
And yes, my daughter made it to the Hall of Mooers.
Real California Milk is from the happiest cows on earth. It is certified as having been made with 100% Real California Milk from California Dairy families.