A soft fresh cheese made from buttermilk, seasoned with herbs. In Danish it is called “knapost” and is a traditional cottage cheese. Quite possible the easiest home made cheese you can make. Requires no special equipment.
Fresh cottage cheese from buttermilk
A soft fresh cheese made from buttermilk, seasoned with herbs. In Danish it is called "knapost" and is a traditional fresh cottage cheese.
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
- 1 liter buttermilk if you can get the old fashioned kind that works better
- salt to taste
- fresh herbs such as thyme
Simmer the buttermilk in a pot until it separates (yes, that looks icky). That takes 5-10 min
Put the milk into a tea towl and hang it to drain (hanging it from the tap works well) and let it drain into a bowl.. Save the whey and use it in baking.
After about 15 min you have a thick soft cheese left in the tea towel. If it is too dry, stir some of the whey back in.
Season with salt and herbs.