Prepare best healthy recipe of homemade feta cheese with less hassle. Just follow some easy steps & add some vitamins, minerals & proteins.
Feta cheese is one of the tastiest cheeses of all time. It is qualified as well as one of the healthy options when it comes to cheese. Unfortunately, as much as I love feta cheese and Greek cuisine in general, as hard it was for me to tolerate it as I am lactose intolerant. That was the main reason why I decided to develop this recipe of lactose-free feta cheese.
I like to add feta cheese to my salads, spanakopita aka Greek spinach pie, cheese manakeesh, and even pizza. It is rich in vitamins, and minerals, and is considered a great source of proteins. Moreover, preparing it at home is not a hassle. It may take a couple of days to be ready, but the preparation time required is very limited. And above all, it takes much less time to be ready compared to other types of cheese.
Though feta cheese is usually made with goat milk or even cow milk, I never found lactose-free feta cheese in shops. Hence, I decided to look for best healthy recipes that can help me prepare it at home with lactose-free milk.
Frankly, the first two trials were a fail. That is because the presence of lactose in milk contributes usually to a successful cheese-making process.
However, I decided not to give up. Do you admire my perseverance? A quick trick helped me succeed in the third attempt. Pasteurizing the milk. As per the Dairy Council in Northern Ireland (https://www.dairycouncil.co.uk/consumers/industry/what-is-pasteurisation), pasteurization makes sure milk is safe to drink by killing any bacteria. The process of pasteurization involves heating milk to 71.7°C for at least 15 seconds (and no more than 25 seconds).
So if you have not yet tried making your dairy products at home, then you are missing out on that satisfaction that none of the store-bought products would give you!
Interested in making this feta cheese recipe? Try making as well ricotta cheese at home.
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Feta cheese is one of the tastiest cheeses of all time. It is qualified as well as one of the healthy options when it comes to cheese. Unfortunately, as much as I love feta cheese and Greek cuisine in general, as hard it was for me to tolerate it as I am lactose intolerant.
For the cheese:
For the brine:
To Prepare the Brine:
Calories: 1005 kcal per serving | Serving size: 250g | Number of servings: 1
Total Fat 36 g | Saturated Fat 22 g | Cholesterol 93 mg | Sodium 0 mg | Potassium 0 mg | Total Carbohydrate 97 g | Dietary Fiber 0 g | Sugars 96 g | Protein 72 g | Vitamin A: 0% | Vitamin C: 0% | Calcium: 0% | Iron: 0%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet