Homemade Herbed Cheese

Diving into the world of homemade cheese might seem daunting, but our Homemade Herbed Cheese recipe breaks it down into simple, manageable steps. With just a few ingredients and a handful of minutes, you can create a cheese that’s not only delicious but also brimming with the rustic flavors of Provencal herbs. This cheese is the perfect testament to the magic of homemade dairy, showcasing how a little effort can transform basic ingredients into something truly special.

Not only is making your own cheese a rewarding experience, but it also opens up a world of customization. Imagine your own blend of herbs or even adding a hint of spice for an extra kick. The possibilities are endless, and this recipe provides a fantastic base for experimentation. Serve this cheese at your next gathering, and watch as your guests are impressed by your culinary prowess. Homemade Herbed Cheese is not just a recipe; it’s a journey into the heart of artisanal cheesemaking, accessible to everyone.

Full Recipe:


  • 1.5 liters of milk
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 50 grams melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon of Provencal herbs


  1. Heat the Milk: Pour the milk into a large pot and heat it over medium heat until it’s just about to boil. Do not let it boil over.
  2. Add Vinegar: Remove the pot from the heat and gently stir in the apple cider vinegar. You’ll see the milk start to curdle and separate into curds and whey.
  3. Let it Sit: Let the mixture sit for about 2-3 minutes to allow the curds to fully form.
  4. Drain the Curds: Line a colander with a clean cheesecloth and place it over a large bowl. Pour the curdled milk through the cheesecloth to separate the curds from the whey.
  5. Add Flavor: Sprinkle some salt and Provencal herbs over the curds and gently mix them in. You can adjust the amount of salt to your taste.
  6. Press the Cheese: Gather the corners of the cheesecloth and gently squeeze out any excess whey. Then, place the wrapped curds on a plate with a weight on top (like a heavy can or a small pot) to press it down. Leave it for about 30 minutes.
  7. Add Butter: Unwrap the cheese and place it in a bowl. Pour the melted butter over the cheese and mix it in. This will give the cheese a richer flavor and smoother texture.
  8. Shape and Chill: Shape the cheese into a block or a ball and wrap it in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight to firm up.
  9. Serve: Enjoy your homemade cheese as a snack, in sandwiches, or as part of a cheese platter. It’s delicious and you’ll be proud to have made it yourself!

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 6 minutes | Total Time: 16 minutes + chilling | Kcal: 200 kcal | Servings: 4 servings

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