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Homemade Cheese on a cutting board with a knife next to it and crackers

Homemade Cheese

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese recipe, homemade cheese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 14 Servings
Calories 122kcal



  • Pour milk into a pot and bring it to a boil over medium heat. Stir milk occasionally, so it doesn't stick to the bottom.
    Milk in a pot on the stove top with a whisk in the pot
  • Whisk eggs together with salt. Whisk in sour cream until you get a smooth, even texture.
    Sour cream, eggs, and salt whisked together in a large bowl
  • Pour egg mixture into the boiling milk and cook while stirring, for another 7 minutes.
    2 mixtures combined in a large pot standing over the stove top
  • Line a colander with a cheesecloth and pour milk through the cloth.
    Colander lined with cheesecloth and the milk mixture poured over it
  • Gather the cloth around the cheese and squeeze out as much of the whey as you can. Place cheese on a plate and press with something heavy on the top. Leave cheese pressed for at least five hours. 
    Cheese wrapped tightly in cheesecloth and placed on a plate with a heavy pot standing on top of it
  • Cheese can be refrigerated for up to a week.
    A cheese board with meats, crackers, homemade cheese and grapes


Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 1069mg | Potassium: 152mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 379IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 1mg