Today I took a trip back to my childhood : I made cheese, although I don't have cheese molds:
Queso fresco (fresh cheese) is creamy and delicious! I don't have all the equipment my mom had but I made do! Instead of a mill I used a food processor, and Tupperware instead of molds!
I also made panela, which basically salted curd then compacted by draining all the whey and is shaped by the basket it drains on, a chiquihuite
A byproduct of cheese making is whey. By boiling it
... You get ricotta ...
Once you've drained the cooked whey...
Too bad I buy a little milk, only 5 quarts every other day. You need a substantial amount of whey to get more than the couple of spoonfuls you get with my 5 quarts. We used to boil the whey of 10 gallons of milk and got about a pound or two of ricotta .
Still, it was great making cheese for my family! My girls love fresh cheese!