I try making cream cheese from scratch. I made a lot of mistakes, but I still ended up with some nice cream cheese and learned something new!
My first attempt at making mascarpone cheese was a fail. It took me a while to decide to try it again. I also had to make sure I had enough time to finish making it. It turned out to be a lot easier than I thought it would be! Uses whole milk, heavy whipping cream, and tartaric acid.
The first cheese I ever made from scratch! I think I've made ricotta cheese quite a few times since this post was published in 2015.