One of the easiest cheeses to make at home is paneer. Takes less than 30 minutes of active prep time and doesn’t require any specialized ingredients (just milk, acid, and salt) or equipment (I don’t even use cheesecloth, just a tea towel).
Letting the cream go sour adds a welcome, mild funkiness to this homemade butter. This recipe hearkens to European-style butters where flavor is something to be desired, not obliterated as it is under USDA guidelines.
Now, how is it we can have been on this earth nearly 40 years and never knew that making butter is so utterly, totally easy? Why isn't everyone making it, all the time? I don't know, but I do know may well never buy butter again.
Making cheese at home couldn't get any simpler than this Lebanese cheese called labneh, that is made from Greek yogurt and seasoned with olive oil and herbs. They go deliciously well on these French tartines with cherry tomatoes.
Easy to make French-inspired fresh cream cheese with radishes, butter and dill. The flavor is fresher than store-bought varieties and you can really taste the “cow” in the mix if you use good milk. From there the flavor possibilities are endless.