“I’ll make you feed on berries and on roots, and feed on curds and whey, and suck the goat, And cabin in a cave, and bring you up to be a warrior, and command a camp.”William Shakespeare

Kefir whey

Kefir whey

One of the things I hope to accomplish with this blog is to make it easy and commonplace to have cultured foods as part of your everyday life. Let’s face it – if it is too hard or complicated most people are not going to do it. So if I can teach you a few things to make life easier, hopefully you will start making and enjoying these life-giving foods.

Making kefir whey and cheese is something I do many times a week. It doesn’t take long and the whey will culture a multitude of foods. Kefir has so many probiotics, at least 30, and that does not even account for the good yeast that you get too. So grab your kefir, a bowl, and a coffee filter and we are ready to begin. Easy, I promise.

Kefir Cheese & Whey
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Servings: 1cup
Servings: 1cup
This does not work the same for store-bought kefir. It never really thickens right and remains runny. Homemade kefir is the way to go if you are making kefir cheese. You also get the added benefits of large colonies of beneficial bacteria that is in homemade versus commercial brands.
~Donna
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Place a basket style coffee filter in a strainer and place the strainer in a bowl.
    Place a basket style coffee filter in a strainer and place the strainer in a bowl.
  2. Pour prepared kefir into the coffee strainer. The bowl will catch the whey which is the liquid that will drop through the filter.
    Pour prepared kefir into the coffee strainer. The bowl will catch the whey which is the liquid that will drop through the filter.
  3. Cover and place in the fridge overnight.
    Cover and place in the fridge overnight.
  4. The next day you will have a beautiful lump of kefir cheese in the filter.
    The next day you will have a beautiful lump of kefir cheese in the filter.
  5. Remove the cheese from the strainer. You can use the cheese immediately or place it in an airtight container in the fridge.
    Remove the cheese from the strainer. You can use the cheese immediately or place it in an airtight container in the fridge.
  6. Save the whey that has dripped into the bowl. You can make fermented drinks or cultured vegetables. Just place the whey in a glass jar in the fridge.
    Save the whey that has dripped into the bowl. You can make fermented drinks or cultured vegetables. Just place the whey in a glass jar in the fridge.
Recipe Notes

I normally get about 1 cup of whey and 1 cup of kefir cheese out of 2 cups of kefir.

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