The following recipe is from Beginning Cheese Making preservation workshop, presented by Mountain Feed and Farm Supply at the Aptos Farmers Market.
1 gallon goat milk
1 DVI chèvre culture
Cheesecloth or butter muslin
Bring the milk up to 86°F and add direct set culture, stir well and set aside for 18-24 hours, keeping the temperature between 70-80°.
After this period, the curds should be separated from the whey into one large mass in the middle. Gently ladle the curd into cheesecloth-lined colander and let sit for one hour to drain off initial moisture.
After one hour, take the corners of your cheesecloth and hang the curd for 4-8 hours to drain (the longer the draining time, the drier/more crumbly the chevre. When you’ve achieved the consistency you like, remove from cheesecloth and mix in any additions you’d like (salt, herbs, dried fruit, etc.).
SOURCE: Recipe courtesy of Mountain Feed and Farm Supply. Cheese making supplies are avilable from Mountain Feed and Farm Supply.