I have always wanted to make cheese!! Alwayssss! I love cheese. Sooo much. I am still somewhat in a state of shock that I actually made cheese. But guess what, it is SO easy. Maybe I shouldn't be so proud of myself, it is honestly one of the easiest things to make ever. Maybe everyone makes cheese and I just don't know about it? Anyway, all you need out of the norm is a candy thermometer and some cheesecloth. This recipe is for Chevre (goat cheese) served on warm mini toasts. Yumminess! Once the cheese is made you mix in salt, garlic, and herbs of your choice. I didn't really have any herbs except parsely, so I added that and a little bit of finely chopped green onions. Sorta random, but it turned out UH MAZING! Here's the recipe!
Line a colander with several layers of cheesecloth—really, several. Otherwise you'll lose precious goat cheese through the soggy cloth. Place over a large bowl to catch the whey drips.
Ladle milk into colander. Pull up and tie the four corners of the cheesecloth together and hang on the handle of a wooden spoon. Set over a very deep bowl.
Allow whey to drain until a soft, ricotta-like consistency is reached inside the cloth, about 1 to 1.5 hours.
Transfer to a bowl and fold in salt, garlic, and flavors of your choice. Serve on toast or crackers if desired.