Jibneh layyin, or Lebanese loose cheese

Lebanese loose cheese, jibneh layyin

Making your own cheese is always an adventure.  This is the simplest possible method, but there’s still something magical about it, about how warm milk just splits apart with so little provocation and turns into something completely different.  From this humble start, curds forming in a pan of milk, come all forms of cheese. The [...]

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How to make paneer with just two ingredients

How to make paneer, or Indian cheese with just milk and lemon juice

Making cheese has always seemed difficult and outside of my capabilities, something best left to other people who know what they’re doing. Like the French. If you think that, this recipe could change your view.  Paneer is a type of Indian cheese that’s used as the protein element of several classic vegetarian dishes from the [...]

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