Most of these recipes use whey to speed the lacto-fermentation process and for a long time, I avoided these recipes because I simply didn’t have and didn’t know how to make whey.
A friend and lacto-fermenting veteran shared an easy way to make whey, and I couldn’t believe I hadn’t started doing this sooner! The best part is, you can make whey at home in any kitchen with ingredients available at any grocery store.
Whey and Cream Cheese Recipe
- 32 oz full fat organic plain yogurt
- cheesecloth or thin dish towel
- Pour the desired amount of yogurt into a cheesecloth or thin towel.
- Pull the ends of the towel up and secure with string or a rubber band.
- Tie the towel with yogurt in it to a cabinet handle and position a medium size bowl underneath.
- Leave it alone overnight to drip. The dripping liquid is whey.
- In the morning, if the dripping has stopped, pour the whey in the bowl into a glass jar and store in the refrigerator for up to six months.
- The yogurt left in the towel is actually cream cheese now. Put it in its own container and use as you would store-bought cream cheese.
- Make sure the towel is thin, as it will absorb too much of the whey if it is a very absorbent towel.
- Use the whey for homemade salsas, sauerkraut, fermented veggies or pickles and more.
Have you made whey before? If so, what is your favorite recipe using it? Share below!