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frozen milk to make cheese?

Discussion in 'Recipes and Kitchen Tips' started by rellikmalinois, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. Jun 19, 2013
    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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    Long Last Farm

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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.
     
  3. Jun 24, 2013
    animalmom

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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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    OneFineAcre

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    Never made cheese with frozen milk.

    But, we make the chevre and freeze it all the time.
     
  5. Jun 25, 2013
    danielburns271

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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.;)
     
  6. Jun 25, 2013
    rellikmalinois

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    thank you everyone!
     
  7. Aug 25, 2013
    frustratedearthmother

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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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    babsbag

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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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    samhill

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    Thanks for sharing.