Kefir Cheese - Bärbucha Fermenterei
Aktualisiert: 7. Mai
This is a product that we truly enjoy a lot, "cheese" made out of our Milk Kefir.
The way it looks, it reminds people of a fresh cheese, or even cottage cheese. But it is a lot lighter, and much easier on the digestive system, than the other two.
And that's because all the lactose is gone and, because milk has been transformed into another substance.
Someone has compared the fermentation process to digestion, but in this case the bacteria do the digestion for us, so our own digestive track has a lot less work to break it down.
But these are not the only reasons why we make it. It is also very delicious.
We use full fat (3.8 %) BIO milk to make our Kefir. Out of that Kefir, we make this cheese daily, but we don't make a lot of it, so it might happen that we can be out of it on a given day.
The best way for you to reserve a jar or two, is to call us a day or two and, we will make sure to save some for you.
Our Kefir, when it's ready, goes into a cheese bag for overnight straining.
And the next day, we end up with the milk solids.
To that, we add Himalaya salt, and a bit of Kefir (for creamier consistency).
Himalaya salt is one of our favorite salts and it is the only salt that we use for cooking.
After mixing, our Kefir Cheese is ready for retail jars.
This cheese ferments further inside those jars in the fridge, so it is recommended to consume it within couple of days.
It will not go bad, but it will become a bit more sour and more yeasty in flavor.
Some of our customers like it like that even more, than when it's fresh.
Another sign of further fermentation will be that the cheese will increase in volume and it'll be trying to "escape" from the jar.
This is also normal and we recommend to release the pressure from the jar by quickly opening it and by stirring the cheese with a spoon.
Here's the label:
We love this cheese and use it like a regular fresh or white cheese.
Sometimes we use it in a stuffing, like in the case of these Potato and Cheese stuffed Pierogis.
Milk Kefir from 3,8% Milk, Himalaya Salt