Lithuanian cheese

Lithuanian cheese

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Ingredients for making Lithuanian cheese

  1. Milk 2 liters
  2. Sour cream 25% fat 400 grams
  3. 5 eggs
  4. Salt 1 tablespoon
  • Main ingredients: Milk, Sour cream
  • Serving 1 serving
  • World Cuisine


Gauze, Tablespoon, Mixer or whisk, Large pan, Colander, Deep bowl, Two cutting boards, Liter glass jar, Can lid, Refrigerator, Kitchen stove, Deep plate, Knife

Cooking Lithuanian Cheese:

Step 1: prepare the eggs.

Break eggs into a deep bowl. Using a mixer or hand whisk, beat the ingredient until smooth. At this stage of cooking, it is best to use the first inventory, since the eggs must be beaten thoroughly and until a yellow mass is formed. A manual whisk, unfortunately, although it will turn out to bring the component to this state, but it will take a lot of time.

Step 2: prepare the sour cream and egg mixture.

Now put sour cream and salt in a bowl with beaten eggs. Again with a whisk, beat the components until a homogeneous mixture is formed. After that, we lay the sour cream and egg mass to the side so that it can be infused.

Step 3: boil the milk.

Pour milk into a large pot and put on a big fire. We make sure that the milk component "does not run away" when the temperature in the container begins to rise. When the milk boils, turn off the burner and for the time being set the component aside.

Step 4: prepare Lithuanian cheese.

Before cooking our dish, beat the sour cream-egg mixture again with a whisk. After - we put boiled hot milk on the middle fire and wait until it starts to boil again. After that, make the fire a little less than average and, with constant beating by improvised equipment, pour sour cream-egg mixture into milk. Attention: after our mass boils, make a small fire and, constantly stirring with a whisk, cook the milk mixture for 5 minutes until curd pieces begin to form on the surface of the liquid. Then, turn off the burner and pour the mixture into a deep bowl through a colander covered with gauze in 4 layers. We leave the milk mass in this state for 20 minutesso that excess fluid can drain into a deep container. After the allotted time, we tightly tie the cheesecloth with the curd mixture into a knot and put it on a cutting board. We cover the future Lithuanian cheese with a second board and then put on it a glass liter jar filled with water to the top. Attention: tightly close the container with a lid so that the water does not spill onto the curd mass. In this state, leave the dish for 4-5 hours. After the allotted time, we transfer the cheese to a deep plate. And for this, cover the dish with dishes and, holding the base of the cutting board and plate with your hands, quickly turn the board up. After that, cover the dish with gauze and put for 2 hours in the fridge.

Step 5: serve Lithuanian cheese.

Before serving, cut Lithuanian cheese with a knife into small pieces and can serve it to the table. And you can savor such a dairy dish with both salty and sweet food. For example, you can crush cheese in pasta or in vegetable salad. Or surprise Lithuanian cheese with your friends over a cup of tea or coffee. Good appetite!

Recipe Tips:

- - When preparing Lithuanian cheese, you can also add a component such as cumin to it. This will give the dish a special piquancy.

- - In general, from such cheese you can cook different dishes. For example, cut the dairy product into small pieces, grate them with different seasonings to your taste, coat with finely chopped garlic and pour a small amount of olive oil. Serve such a dish with a slice of black or rye bread. Also, Lithuanian cheese can be baked in the oven or grilled in a pan.

- - You can also make sweet Lithuanian cheese. To do this, before putting the dish under the press, add pieces of jelly, poppy seeds, raisins, candied fruit or dried apricots (to your taste) into the curd mixture, be sure to sugar and, after mixing all the components well, we prepare a cheese dish.

- - Caution: all components of the dish must be fresh. This is especially true for milk and sour cream. In another case, the dish can and will succeed, but it will not be as tasty and aromatic as it should be.


  1. George

    what current will not come up with! ..)

  2. Eth

    O! Interesting interesting.

  3. Steele

    I absolutely disagree

  4. Eupeithes

    Sympathetic idea

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