Fresh Cheese

Preparation info
  • Makes

    a cup

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

  • About

I love the inquisitive look on the faces of passersby when we have our fresh cheese hanging in the front window. And, of course, I love serving it, spread on toast or paired with grapes and a glass of wine.


  • 1 quart organic low-fat milk
  • Juice from 2 organic lemons (about 6


  1. Prepare a double boiler. Pour the milk into the top pot, then attach a thermometer inside the pot.
  2. Set the double boiler over high heat and heat the milk to 170°F. Meanwhile, set a mesh strainer or a colander over a bowl big enough to hold a quart of liquid. Line the strainer with a double thickness of cheesecloth, overlapping the sides by about