Small white bowl with spreadable lavender cheese on small wooden board next to a butter knife and a plate with slices of toast with cheese spread.

Spreadable Lavender Cheese

Serving Time Icon 10 min
Serves Number Icon Serves 1 1/2 cups (375 mL)

Serve this cheese warm with a drizzle of local honey which is a favourite or on its own. Spread it onto crisp bread or crackers with a sprinkle of fresh ground pepper.

Prep 10 MIN

Cook 10 MIN

Stand 20 MIN


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Step 1

Place lavender in small cheesecloth sachet and tie to seal.


Step 2

In a saucepan, bring milk, cream, lavender sachet and salt to a gentle boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.


Step 3

Stir in vinegar; reduce heat and simmer, stirring gently for about 5 minutes or until small curds are visible. Let stand for 20 minutes.


Step 4

Remove sachet.

Step 5

Using a slotted spoon, lift out curds and place into cheesecloth-lined sieve.


Step 6

Let stand for 10 minutes to drain.


Step 7

Reserve the whey, if desired, for another use.


Step 8

Scrape into bowl and stir well with wooden spoon until smooth; serve immediately.


Cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

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