Day: July 23, 2012

“Whey”ing your options – Finding your own way to use Whey!

Not making Cheese this month is making me antsy so it was reading a nursery rhyme to my daughter made me think of something cheese related I could post about.

Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet, eating her ‘curds and whey’.

Yes the by-product of cheese making can be eaten with your curd, or even drunk.  The first few cheeses that I made I poured this wonderful liquid down the drain wasting the potential uses that were contained within.  Then I woke up to the possibilities of what I could make and do with this sweet and savoury gift from the milk that has given me my cheese.  There are several applications of whey that can help you with cheese making and with every day things in your house.  I have tried several of these and others I have researched and are on the list of must try.

What is in whey to make it so useful?  Whey contains most of the lactose leftover from the milk, it contains proteins, and it also contains starter culture and other additives (your mould powder if you are making blue cheese).  What can whey be used for?  Here are a few things you can do with whey: