First off is to get about 2L of goats milk, I use fresh. The act of heating it up also pasteurizes the milk at the same time so don't worry about that.
The process for cheese is a lot like yogurt, heat up to 170-185 degrees. I acquired a glass double boiler thanks to Kijiji for $25.00. This ensures I do not scaled the milk and give it an "off" flavour.
The rest of my used items was from a creative canvass of regular used items. The plastic tube is a hamburger press, works pretty good too!
So this is the hit list;
1 Liter goats milk
Juice of lemon (2-4 Tbsp divided)
1/2 tsp salt
Heat milk to 170-185 degrees, remove from heat and add lemon juice.
*if it does not curdle to you liking after 10-15mins, reheat and add lemon juice amts again.
Heat down to 120 degrees and ladle into cheese cloth
tie down or otherwise secure and weigh down
Refrigerate for 2hrs under weight
Remove and scrap out, add salt and seasonings (if desired) and stir in 1 tbsp of lemon juice.
Return to fridge for 48hrs to intensify flavour and will keep for 1 week. (Never lasts longer than a few days in my house anyways)
Next is to add 2 tbsp of lemon, either real or bottle. It will should make the milk curdle. As seen in the photos.
Step 2: How to Make Goat Chevre Cheese
Step 3: How to Make Chevre Goat Cheese
I add another 2 tbsp of lemon juice and before my eyes it will curdle very well. Separate the whey and curds.
After I am happy its been worked though I kinda roll it back into a ball in the bowl.
There are a few ways these cheese can be done up. Remember you must let it set for 48hrs to set up and take on the flavour of whatever your use.
1. You can put it in any shape or size and leave it plain.
2. My fav is to add orange flavoured cranberries. I use an ice cream scoop for the smaller portions that I use as samplers for my friends who wish to try my experiments.
Anyhow, I squish cranberries into the cheese so they stay in place just like in the pics. Set aside in the fridge for a few days, then look out! Its time to make a new batch because you'll be cleaned out! :) Enjoy!