Homemade Cottage Cheese Recipe

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Cottage Cheese is one of the most delicious and healthy baby foods. This milk-based product is a valuable source of protein, calcium, phosphorus, vitamins and minerals. Cottage cheese offers your baby new taste sensations and texture. 

  • Milk proteins provide high nutritional value 
  • Calcium and phosphorus help in the formation of the bone tissue   
  • Minerals are involved in the production of hemoglobin
  • Vitamin B2 regulates metabolism, helps with the assimilation of protein in the body, improves eyesight, promotes normalization of the baby’s weight 

However, it is recommended that cottage cheese only be added to your child's diet around the 8-9 month mark, when tolerability to a heavier food has better developed. It is also recommended to not give the cottage cheese later than 6pm as to not disrupt your child's sleep.  

Please see below a quick step-by-step recipe for a homemade cottage cheese with pictures!

  Step 1   Prepare the ingredients 2 bottles of buttermilk and a liter of milk, large pan, and cotton gauze. I usually get the buttermilk at Kroger.

Step 1

Prepare the ingredients 2 bottles of buttermilk and a liter of milk, large pan, and cotton gauze. I usually get the buttermilk at Kroger.

  Step 2     Mix and stir the buttermilk and milk in the pan.

Step 2  

Mix and stir the buttermilk and milk in the pan.

  Step 3   Cook mixture over a medium high heat. I usually set my stovetop to 6.

Step 3

Cook mixture over a medium high heat. I usually set my stovetop to 6.

     Step 4    In about 30 minutes your cottage cheese should start to form.

 

Step 4

In about 30 minutes your cottage cheese should start to form.

  Step 5    Prepare the gauze by placing it over a colander.

Step 5

Prepare the gauze by placing it over a colander.

  Step 6    And transport the content from the pan to the gauze (drain the liquid)

Step 6

And transport the content from the pan to the gauze (drain the liquid)

  Step 7    Hang to drain

Step 7

Hang to drain

  Step 8    After it drains – your homemade cottage cheese is ready to enjoy!

Step 8

After it drains – your homemade cottage cheese is ready to enjoy!

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