Jan 082018

Creole cream cheese is a delicacy found in New Orleans. Sometimes hard to find, it’s flavor keeps you going back for more. Since I can’t buy Creole cream cheese here in Arkansas, here is how it can be made.

2 quarts Skim Milk

1/4 Cup Buttermilk

8 drops Liquid Rennet or 2 tablets


Combine the skim milk and buttermilk in a good sized saucepan. Over medium heat bring the mixture to 110 degrees F, stirring occasionally. Pour the heated mixture into a large, non-metal bowl. Add the rennet, stir and cover with cheesecloth. Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours. After a few hours there should be chunks (Curds) and liquid (Whey). Line a colander with a double layer of cheesecloth, then spoon the curds into the colander, try to keep them intact. Let this drain for 1 hour or until it is one solid piece. Place gently into a bowl and keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


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I lived in New Orleans, since birth, until Hurricane Katrina. I now live in Arkansas with my wife and our spoiled-rotten dog. I have been cooking since I was 8. My first cookbook, You can't keep New Orleans out of the cook, is now available at publishamerica.net and most online bookstores. It is also available on Kindle and Nook.