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It's so easy to learn how to make a cottage cheese recipe at home that is fresh, creamy, sweet, and tastes absolutely delicious!

Learn How to Make Cottage Cheese


  • 1/2 gallon whole milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon liquid rennet or equivalent (Find non-GMO rennet here)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon cream, (Learn the easiest way to skim cream from milk.)
  • 3 Tablespoons sour cream, or to taste


  1. Warm the milk to about 80 degrees.
  2. Stir in the rennet and allow the milk to rest for 2 hours.
  3. Use a whisk to stir the milk and cut the curds.
  4. Let the curds rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Slowly warm the cheese to about 100-110 degrees, until you can gently squeeze a curd without it splitting open. Don’t go too long or the curds will get hard and rubbery.
  6. Strain the cheese through a cheesecloth lined colander and hang it for about 20-30 minutes.
  7. Transfer the cheese to a bowl and stir in the salt, cream, and sour cream adding more if necessary to achieve the desired taste and consistency.
  • Author: Reformation Acres