I love making cheese! To date, I have made Ricotta and Mozzarella Cheese. Since summer is upon us, I have been using a lot of cream cheese in desserts and wanted to make my own. Even on sale, it cost $2.00 per 8 oz. block. This recipe will make approximately 2 cups, which is 2 - 8 oz. blocks. For less than the cost of one cream cheese, you can make two. Hello...I am all for it!
I used Junket Rennet Tablets to make this cheese. I bought a couple of boxes last year when I made mozzarella, I could not find rennet locally. It seems, when I decide to make something new, I have no patience to wait for shipping. Rennet drops can also be used. I would use 2 drops for this recipe.
Here is the link I used to make the cheese from Junket. American Neufchatel Cheese Cheese. I used 1/2 gallon milk to make this…as a test run, and ended up with 2 cups Neufchatel Cheese, the equivalent to 2 - 8 oz blocks.