Two Ingredient Cheese Recipe: Easy Farmer's Cheese

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This simple soft cheese is too easy not to try.


Believe it or not, you can make a simple soft cheese from only two ingredients – and I bet you have both of them in your kitchen already!

This cheese, also known as Farmer’s Cheese, is great for spreading or cooking with, and can be blended with a variety of herbs to produce a delicious soft cheese for enjoying on crackers. This recipe takes no time at all. Let’s get started!


  • Large stock pot
  • Slotted spoon
  • Colander
  • Cheesecloth


  • Whole milk – either Vitamin D milk from the store or farm fresh milk
  • Vinegar – Apple Cider Vinegar is my favorite, but you could also use White Vinegar

Step 1

Heat your milk slowly, then, as it begins to froth, add the Apple Cider Vingear. Use 1/4 cup for every gallon of milk.

Step 2

Stir thoroughly until the milk begins to curdle.

Step 3

Line your colander with cheesecloth and gently ladle the curds in to drain.

Step 4

Hang your curds to drain for 3-4 hours, depending on preference. Don’t allow them to drain for too long, or they will become dry.
Refrigerate the cheese, it will keep for 7 days in the fridge.

There you have it! Combine your cheese with herbs, spread on crackers, or use in your next meal. Whatever you choose, you now have easy cheese that you made yourself.

Katy Light has a homestead in the southern part of the US, raising dairy and fiber goats and heritage chickens. She has been working to reduce her family's reliance on commercially produced food and other household items and enjoys inspiring others to take more responsibility for providing and raising their own food and getting closer to their food sources. This is not just in respect of prepping - she lives this ethos day to day and loves it!

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