Easy Chèvre: How to Make Goat Cheese At Home

Perfect for spring, goat cheese is lively and lemony. It’s ridiculously easy to make at home, and you’ll never have it fresher.

| March/April 2011


  • Photo By Doris Heinrichs/Fotolia
  • Hang homemade chèvre in cheesecloth or muslin to drain. The more it drains, the firmer your cheese will be.
    Photo By Povy Kendal Atchison

Perfect for spring, goat cheese is lively and lemony. It’s ridiculously easy to make, and you’ll never have it fresher.

Equipment 

Stockpot (large enough to hold a gallon of milk)
Thermometer
Slotted spoon
Butter muslin or high-quality cheesecloth
Colander
Cheese forms (optional, for making logs or other shaped cheeses)

Ingredients 



1 gallon whole goat milk
1 packet direct-set chèvre starter
Optional: fresh herbs, roasted garlic, cracked pepper or other flavorings

Instructions 






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