View Full Version : Leftover Whey from Mozzarella?

03-30-2013, 05:03 PM
I have a friend who has a gallon of whey left from making fresh mozzarella...she's hoping there is something interesting to make with it instead of tossing it.

I've never heard of anything, but hoped one of our KKFers would have an idea...


sachem allison
03-30-2013, 05:04 PM
ricotta http://www.sbcanning.com/2012/04/homemade-ricotta-from-whey-of.html

you can also use it in stock production instead of water to give yourself a richer stock.
you can add it to your ladies bath water to give her smoother moisturized skin.
It's good in the garden.
You can mix it in lemonade and add vodka an ice for a very interesting and refreshing drink
add it to muddleds strawberries and mint, rum , simple syrup over the rocks
add to smoothies

03-30-2013, 05:37 PM
hell to the yes ricotta! http://cheeseforum.org/forum/index.php < cheese nuts like us knife nuts

03-30-2013, 06:21 PM
Great idea guys! Thanks for the quick responses.

03-30-2013, 07:31 PM
Oh snap, I'm glad you asked this. I just dumped it last time.
Never again!

03-30-2013, 08:05 PM
Ricotta. Definitely! Make mozz and you get two cheeses for the price of one!

03-30-2013, 08:44 PM
I was at Mike's house dropping off a knife, and he was making mozz. Wow! I have soooo much to learn. You pro's amaze me.

Ricotta. Definitely! Make mozz and you get two cheeses for the price of one!

03-30-2013, 10:18 PM
Yep, again with the ricotta. I also use it to make these: http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/21448/real-italian-hoagie-rolls
Also like using it in salsa.

03-30-2013, 11:52 PM
yep ricotta. standard use of leftover whey. great tasty cheese too. =D

03-31-2013, 12:01 AM
steeped it with chile's, lemongrass, curry leaves and powder, reduced a bit and served with fresh shucked oysters. Also use it in soups, but will now try these drink options...

03-31-2013, 12:14 AM
or if you have a garden, you could use whatever's left with the making of ricotta and water your plants with it. really healthy for them.

03-31-2013, 12:24 AM
Can make risotto with the whey, also poach fish in it....