An old recipe from Toten. This recipe is taken from the book “Amtmanninen og hennes døtre” (The country governor’s wife and her daughters), written by Torveig Dahl, Kirsten Gustad, Anne Mari Amlien, Vigdis Bjørhovde, Rita Wentzel-Larsen and Karin E. Jansen.
The book is based on the handwritten recipe from Ditlevine Weidemann and her daughters Ingeborg Marie, Nahyda and Amalie from Stenberg at Toten, where they lived from 1802 to 1901.
The country governor’s wife kept track of large and comprehensive households, and was responsible for ensuring that what was served for both everyday and parties was state-of-the-art and contentive for the family, for the staff – and for all the guests throughout the year.
If you want to make a very simple version of homemade goat cheese, this recipe using lemon juice and goat’s milk is the one. The acidity in the lemon juice thickens the milk and makes soft curds form. Once the liquid is drained away from the curds, viola, you have a basic but tasty version of homemade goat cheese.
White vinegar can also be used to make homemade goat cheese, although the lemon flavor is slightly more pleasing in the finished product.
Farmer’s cheese is a simple, very mild cheese with a crumbly texture. It is really easy to make at home with this simple farmer’s cheese recipe.
To add more flavor, mix fresh herbs in with the curds or sprinkle herbs on top of the finished farmer’s cheese with olive oil and red pepper flakes. Farmer’s cheese can be eaten with bread or crackers, or crumbled on top of salads.