Mother Earth News Post – Cottage Cheese From Soured Milk

by Tammy Taylor~

RancherMan & I have been burning the candle at both ends lately it seems.  We’ve had business commitments, familial commitments and community commitments.  Truth be told we’ve been running a LOT!  So half of my gallon of milk sat in the fridge & got a little too close to it’s use-by date and ended up lightly soured.  I didn’t throw it away – I made cottage cheese with it!  It was very quick & so easy.

Homogenized Milk vs Raw Milk

Now I must say there are some very strong opinions out there on whether or not soured pasteurized milk is the same as soured raw milk.  I’ve tried raw milk before but I don’t much care for it so I buy my milk.  I haven’t done massive research on all the nuances into safety vs purity of raw vs homogenized milk.  I think there are valid points on both sides.  But in this post I’m sharing what I’ve personally done.

No Arguments!

I’ve made this cottage cheese from lightly-soured commercially-purchased milk several times.  My experience is that my homemade cottage cheese is absolutely delicious and tastes no different to me than commercially-purchased cottage cheese.  I’m happy to share this easy procedure with you.  But I won’t get into a soured raw milk vs soured commercial milk discussion, m’kay?  We’re all friends here & you have the right to your opinion and to nourish your body as you like, just as we all do!  I’m just sharing my personal experience here.  So we’re all good??  Alrighty then – here’s my post shared recently with Mother Earth News!

Half a gallon of milk got too close to it's use-by date and was lightly soured. So I made cottage cheese with it. Very quick & so easy! #TaylorMadeHomestead

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5 thoughts on “Mother Earth News Post – Cottage Cheese From Soured Milk

  1. CraftyHope

    What a fab idea of a way to still use the milk. And congrats on the feature on Mother Earth News! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      🙂 I actually made more cottage cheese the other night. The holidays often have us sidetracked and in the past had us wasting that milk. I’ve used it to make cottage cheese for several months now so it’s never wasted anymore. It’s so easy to make and absolutely delicious! ~TMH~

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  2. Mary-the boondocks blog

    Well that looks easy enough. Tammy I’m going to have to pin this one for the future. Thanks for showing this easy recipe to us.

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    1. Taylor-Made Homestead Post author

      Thanks for the pin, Mary. I actually made cottage cheese again last night. I’m so happy that I no longer have to pour out milk that has lightly soured. This morning I’ll enjoy a little fresh homemade cottage cheese & fruit for breakfast! ~TMH~

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