By Eddy − On Saturday, June 2, 2018, 4 Years ago in Breakfast Recipes
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Portuguese Fresh Cheese Recipe

This delicious Portuguese fresh cheese (queijo fresco) is a very light cheese with a lot of moisture, it is very simple to make and goes great with fresh bread.
Preparation time 55 min
Cooking Time 5 min
Ready In1 h
Level of DifficultyVery Easy
Servings10
Info
This delicious Portuguese fresh cheese (queijo fresco) is a very light cheese with a lot of moisture, it is very simple to make and goes great with fresh bread.
Ingredients
1 teaspoon of salt4 cups of milk (you can use whole cow or goat milk)2 rennet tablets2 molds
1 teaspoon of salt4 cups of milk (you can use whole cow or goat milk)2 rennet tablets2 molds
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Directions

(You can get the cheese molds from most Portuguese supermarkets  or you can even buy them online.)

  1. Warm the cow’s or goat’s milk on the stove, you want it warm, not hot, check to make sure when it's warm.
  2. Crush the rennet tablets, mix it with the salt and then pour the warm milk on top and mix very well.
  3. Let it sit for 45 minutes, so you can now start spooning the cheese into the cheese molds with a slotted spoon.
  4. Place each mold on a deep plate, devide the cheese into the molds evenly, while letting the whey drain out, make sure to empty the liquid from the plates before placing the cheeses in the refrigerator.
  5. For the next 2 days, it will drain out whey, but empty the plates so it doesn't over flow, tilting the mold and using a spoon to press it down.
  6. On the third day, it should have very little or no whey coming out and the cheese should be firm.
  7. Enjoy your homemade fresh cheese.
Recipe & Photo Credit: easyportugueserecipes.com

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Comments
Mary Willms
Mary Willms
Can we add our garden herbs?
2 Months ago, Thursday, April 28, 2022
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Eddy
Feel free to do it to your taste Mary.
2 Months ago, Thursday, April 28, 2022
Judy Parsons
Judy Parsons
Hi Eddy, sorry where do you buy rennet tabs please? What are they? Thank you - Judy
2 Months ago, Thursday, April 28, 2022
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Eddy

Hi Judy, you can get Rennet tablets from most grocery stores or even buy them online from amazon. Rennet  turns milk in liquid form into curd for cheesemaking.

2 Months ago, Thursday, April 28, 2022
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