If you enjoy cheese, you must try this recipe for homemade mozzarella cheese. It can be used in the same way that store-bought cheese is. More importantly, you get to decide what goes into it.
When making cheese the old-fashioned way, you need to use citric acid and rennet. However, we will show you an alternative method of preparation that does not require those items. It is extremely simple to prepare. Let’s get started!
1. Collect your ingredients
To make this easy recipe for homemade mozzarella cheese, you only need the following:
- Raw Milk or Pasteurized Whole Milk – Don’t use ultra-pasteurized or homogenized milk, or the cheese won’t turn out right and will be kind of like cottage cheese.
- Distilled White Vinegar – This is used instead of the usual citric acid and rennet.
- Cheese salt: This is optional, and you can also use flaky sea salt or kosher salt. Iodized table salt is not something you should use.
- Water—This is used to cool the cheese down. But isn’t a cheese ingredient.
- Large pot
- Gloves, optional
- Plastic wrap