I made cream cheese!

Yummy, home made cream cheese


It turns out that making cream cheese is super, super easy. Mix, wait, strain…poof! you’ve got cream cheese. I followed the cream cheese recipe on Wonderland Kitchen, and it really came out perfectly.

I used buttermilk as the starter, and the only minor change I made was to use 1/4 of a Mad Millie rennet tablet which I got from yuppiechef.

It is a bit cooler at the moment, so to keep it at the right temperature (about 22-25°C) I put it into a cooler box with a filled hot water bottle (not touching) which worked perfectly.

The next step is to find a cost effective supply of bulk cream, then cream cheese can be a part of every meal….nom, nom, nom.


  1. Reply
    Molly @WonderlandK May 28, 2014

    Congrats! Great to hear that it worked out for you so well!

  2. Reply
    Maria May 29, 2014

    I know an elderly german couple who only make their own cream cheese. They buy their delicious (double thick) cream at the dairy exchange in durbanville. I buy all our dairy there as cheap and very good qulaity. Cream was last I check R25 per liter. Milk R15 per 2 l . The owner used to work at faircape dairies . Enjoy! next you must have a hand at making your own yoghurt!

    • Reply
      Duncan Drennan May 29, 2014

      Awesome! Thanks Maria 🙂 Hmm, cream cheese make with double thick cream….yummy….or just double thick cream…yummy.

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