NUTRITION

Make Fresh Feta Cheese At Home

Feta cheese is usually made from a mixture of sheep's milk or goat's milk which is an excellent source of Vitamin B, and fatty acids that aid gut health and promote better immunity. Here's is how to make this Greek-cheese.

By Anuradha Krishnamoorthy
17 March 2021

 

Weight Loss & Heart Health

Feta cheese is known to be low in calories and fat, which makes it a good choice your heart health and weight loss plan. This cheese variety has only 21 grams fat in every 100 grams. It contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) that helps in reducing fat in the body and maintain body composition. Some of its other benefits include controlled blood sugar, better immunity and improved bone strength.

 

For Overall Health

Feta cheese is rich in Vitamin B, which contributes to multiple aspects of our health. Some of its benefits include improved eyesight, increased red blood cells production, enhanced brain functionality and improved cardiovascular health. Vitamin B is especially beneficial for pregnant women and lactating mothers as it increases their energy levels and decreases the side-effects of pregnancy.

 

It is also a rich source of Phosphorus, which has important benefits to offer including tissue and cell repair, DNA and RNA production and facilitating signal transmission in the nerves. An ounce of feta cheese contains 96 mg of phosphorus, which is about 14 percent of the adult Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA).

 

For Improved Gut 

This Greek-cheese variety contains beneficial bacteria and fatty acids that aid gut health and promote better immunity. It contains a group of probiotics including the lactobacillus plantarum, that protect the intestinal tract and increase the production of inflammatory compounds.

 

Ingredients list

  • Cow Milk: 15 litres
  • Rennet: 8 g microbial rennet
  • Unprocessed sea salt: 70 g per liter of water

 

Ease
8
Approx Cost
332 INR
Energy
9000 Kcal
Carbs
787 g
Protein
483 g
Fat
487 g
Fiber
0 g
Serves
7
Cooking Time
3 Days

Preparation

 

Step 1 :

Add the culture and rennet to cow milk and keep aside.

 

Step 2 :

Cut the solidified milk with a long bread knife horizontally and vertically across the width of the container to separate the curd from the whey.

 

Step 3 :

Transfer the feta cheese to molds covered with muslin cloth and let the extra moisture drain off.

 

Step 4:

Add the cheese to the brine the following day. Your delicious feta cheese is now ready to be served! You can eat your feta cheese as it is or marinate it to enjoy a sumptuous snack!

 

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