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Homemade Cheese with bonus Dulce de Leche

I'm trying to learn how to make everything by scratch, and while rummaging through the internet I learned about acid-set cheese and knew I had to do it. It was cheaper than cottage cheese or cheese curds, so why not?

But then I was leftover with all of this acid whey, so out into the lost lands of internet forgotten I went again, and found several recipes for Dulce de Leche made from acid whey. Tada. No waste.

So, you get a super mild cheese, which makes it easy to add things through, and a tangy caramel too!

1 gallon whole milk
1/2 a cup white vinegar (or lemon juice)
Pour milk into your big pot, and simmer until reaches 175-180F.Remove from heat.Add vinegar 1 Tbsp. at a time, giving a stir in between, until it separates into curds and whey.  Trust me, it will be obvious when you get there. It really separates.Let sit 20 min.Line a colander with a cheesecloth or flour sack cloth.  Sit on a bowl to collect whey.Using a ladle, drain cheese in colander, being careful to stop an…