Farmers Cheese

The Lyttleton Inn

423 King Street , Littleton, MA 01460 USA


  • 1 gallon whole milk
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • lemon zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon or more white vinegar


  1. Heat whole milk with lemon zest in a large pot. Slowly bring up to a low boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat once the milk boils.
  2. Add lemon juice to the milk, stir through, and let sit until milk curdles. If milk does not curdle, add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, and stir again.
  3. Pour curdled milk through a colander lined with cheesecloth. Press out whey, and store the curds in the refrigerator. Use in recipes calling for Farmers cheese! Can be used in place of ricotta or cottage cheese.
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Farmers Cheese