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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.
Course Homemade cheese, Side Dish
Cuisine Campfire cooking, Historical cooking, Larp cooking, Viking
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


  1. Simmer the buttermilk in a pot until it separates (yes, that looks icky). That takes 5-10 min
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Season with salt and herbs.