How to Strain Kefir

 

What You Will Need:

Pour the milk kefir into the cheesecloth, cotton bag or tight weave towel. Hang above a bowl or jar and allow the whey to drain off for 2-4 hours depending on the thickness desired (generally the consistency of yogurt). Once the kefir has reached the desired consistency, place it in the refrigerator.  Strained kefir can then be used in place of yogurt or even sour cream depending on the final texture. Straining the kefir further will yield a soft, firm or hard type of cheese:


Note: The whey strained from the kefir can be used for soaking grains or inoculating fermented vegetables, fruits or condiments.  Whey can also be used in place of water in many recipes and will generally keep for up to 6 months in the fridge.


 



                                                
   
Strained Kefir on Potato Pancakes


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