How To Make Cheddar Cheese From Goat’s Milk

Everyone knows that cheese makes everything taste better, so imagine learning how to make cheddar cheese from goat's milk at home. Your friends will be impressed, and the recipes you make using your homemade cheese will taste better than ever before. It only takes a few easy steps and before you know it you'll look like a pro when you make cheddar cheese from goat's milk.

Things you'll need to make cheddar cheese:

  • Candy thermometer
  • Colander
  • Cheesecloth
  • Goat milk
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • A large stainless steel pot
  • Ladle
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions to make cheddar cheese from goat's milk:

  1. Heat the goats milk in the stainless steel pot to at least 185º F. Use the candy thermometer to check the temperature of the milk  Simmer and watch it very closely. Do not allow any boiling or burning.

  2. Remove the pot from the burner and let sit. Add the lemon juice and stir the mixture until the curds begin to separate from the whey. It should look something like cottage cheese, only with larger clumps.

  3. Line a colander with several layers of the cheesecloth and strain the curds and whey through it. Keep the curds and throw away the whey.

  4. As the curds begin to cool, squeeze out as much more moisture out of them as possible. Season your cheddar cheese curds with salt and pepper. Feel free to try other seasonings as well when you make cheddar cheese.

  5. Wrap the cheese and refrigerate it. Allow the cheese to sit at least two days before eating it.

  6. Go buy a great bottle of wine and make a wine and cheese party with your homemade cheeses.


  • Once you know how to make cheddar cheese from goat's milk, try out all different kinds of spices and seasonings.
  • Give cheeses as gifts for the cook in your life.
  • Try adding herbs in your cheese
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