Sy West demonstrates making homemade cheese. She starts with one gallon of milk, one cup of white vinegar, the juice from one lemon half, salt and pepper and garlic salt. Sy recommends adding other spices at the end for a different taste. Heat the milk in a large sauce pan slowly to 168 degrees. It should take about fifteen minutes. Stir it often. When milk reaches 168 degrees remove it from the heat and slowly pour in the vinegar and lemon juice while stirring. The curd should start separating from the whey within several seconds. Let it stand off heat for about fifteen minutes. Then strain it through cheese cloth. Once the cheese is strained add desired spices and gently mix. For a soft cheese stop at this point. For a harder, more spreadable cheese, continue draining. To store, coat a bowl with olive oil and press cheese into the bowl.
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