frozen milk to make cheese?

rellikmalinois

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Can I freeze milk and then thaw to make cheese? or is it best to only use fresh?
 

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I am a total newbie to making goat cheese, but the several batches of soft cheese I have made so far came from frozen milk, and they came out fine. I have not made any hard cheeses yet.
 

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We often freeze milk for use when the does are not producing as much... like now. Thaw it in the refrigerator. I freeze in half gallon plastic freezer containers, so they stack in the freezer, and it take a couple days to thaw in the frig. It is fine. We've made chevre and yogurt using frozen milk and the results come out just perfect.
 

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Never made cheese with frozen milk.

But, we make the chevre and freeze it all the time.
 

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Frozen goat's milk is fine for making cheese. For any recipe, you are going to need to heat the milk to a liquid state. When heating, make sure that you stir almost constantly, otherwise the milk will burn. It's helpful to have a thermometer because the recipes will require that you will need to get it to a specific temperature. Hope this helps

I heard that the frozen milk when thawed can be used to make butter in a blender. You might try this one too.;)
 

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Why do you think that is a bad idea? Folks have done it successfully so I think it's a GREAT idea! :D
 

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This is an ancient thread but just in case anyone wants to know...you CAN make feta from frozen milk. I let it thaw in the refrigerator for almost 4 days and then pasteurized it. Normally I would pasteurize before freezing but someone gave me this milk and it was already frozen. No separation at all when it thawed and it set up just fine. I am really excited about this because if I have milk left at the end of the week that hasn't sold I can freeze it and make cheese in the does dry time.
 
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