Make fresh feta cheese at home
Anuradha KrishnamoorthyAlumna - Goldman Sachs - ISB10000 Women's Program
Partner Founder - Käser Cheese
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- Cow Milk: 15 litres
- Rennet: 8 g microbial rennet
- Unprocessed sea salt: 70 g per liter of water
Step 1 :
Add the culture and rennet to cow milk and keep aside.
Step 2 :
Cut the solidified milk with a long bread knife horizontally and vertically across the width of the container to separate the curd from the whey.
Step 3 :
Transfer the feta cheese to molds covered with muslin cloth and let the extra moisture drain off.
Add the cheese to the brine the following day
Your delicious feta cheese is now ready to be served! You can eat UR feta cheese as it is or marinate it to enjoy a sumptuous snack!
Health Benefits of Feta Cheese
Weight Loss & Good Heart Health
Feta cheese is known to be low in calories and fat, which makes it a good choice your heart health and weight loss plan. This cheese variety has only 21 grams fat in every 100 grams. It contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) that helps in reducing fat in the body and maintain body composition. Some of its other benefits include controlled blood sugar, better immunity and improved bone strength.
For Overall Health
Feta Cheese is rich in vitamin B, which contributes to multiple aspects of our health. Some of its benefits include improved eyesight, increased red blood cells production, enhanced brain functionality and improved cardiovascular health. Vitamin B is especially beneficial for pregnant women and lactating mothers as it increases their energy levels and decreases the side-effects of pregnancy.
It is also a rich source of Phosphorus, which has important benefits to offer including tissue and cell repair, DNA and RNA production and facilitating signal transmission in the nerves. An ounce of Feta cheese contains 96 mg of phosphorus, which is about 14 percent of the adult Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA).
For Improved Gut and Better Immunity
This Greek-cheese variety contains beneficial bacteria and fatty acids that aid gut health and promote better immunity. It contains a group of probiotics including the Lactobacillus plantarum, that protect the intestinal tract and increase the production of inflammatory compounds.