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Homemade Cream Cheese

Homemade Cream Cheese

Homemade Cream Cheese

Recipe by George Zolis
5.0 from 1 vote

Indulge in the delightful experience of creating your very own homemade cream cheese with just two simple ingredients: whole milk and lemon juice. Our step-by-step guide walks you through the easy process, from curdling the milk to blending it into a creamy and flavorful cheese. Customize your cream cheese with optional additions like salt, spices, or herbs for a personalized touch. Elevate your culinary creations with this homemade delight, perfect for spreading on bagels, sandwiches, or incorporating into your favorite recipes.

Course: Appetizers and Meze, Greek Dips and moreCuisine: FrenchDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1500 ml Whole Milk

  • 30 g Lemon Juice

  • Optional
  • Salt

  • Spices and herbs of your choice

Recipe directions

  • Place a saucepan over the heat and add the milk. Wait for the milk to warm up and begin to steam.
  • Then, gradually pour in the lemon juice and stir with a spoon. Turn off the heat.
  • Let the mixture sit for 10-15 minutes to allow the milk to curdle.
  • Transfer the mixture to a sieve with a bowl underneath or to a cheesecloth-lined strainer to drain for about 15 minutes. Do not discard the liquid (whey) for now.
  • Transfer the cheese to a blender and add a pinch of salt. Blend the cheese.
  • Then add 2 tbsp of whey to the cheese and blend, checking the texture. Add more whey according to the desired creaminess of the cheese.
  • Finally, you can add any spice or herb you like to give the cheese the aroma and flavor you desire (e.g., paprika, thyme, etc.).

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Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 50.6g 77%
    • Saturated Fat 29g 145%
  • Cholesterol 156mg 52%
  • Sodium 2948mg 123%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 2226mg 64%
  • Total Carbohydrate 70.4g 24%
    • Sugars 81.9g
  • Protein 50.1g 100%
  • Calcium 135%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.