Budwig Recepies, Homemade Kefir Cheese

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Budwig Recipes, Homemade Kefir Cheese

Budwig recepies, kefir cheese

Dr. Johanna Budwig taught how to prepare her special mixture and highlighted important features to consider when choosing the ingredients we use. Although she did not leave a recipe for making cottage cheese or quark, the ingredients are easy to find almost anywhere. However, what options are there for any who may not be able to find the ingredients needed? And what about those who are lactose intolerant?

Here is a recipe for homemade kefir cheese


For each liter of milk (preferably goat) use 3 tablespoons of kefir nodules
No more ingredients are required.


  1. Heat the milk until just before it reaches boiling point. Then remove it from the stove.
  2. Add the kefir nodules to the warm milk so that they dissolve.
  3. Once dissolved, pour the contents of the mixture into a fine cloth (gauze type) that has been placed over a bowl or sink. Form a knot in the cloth and let the liquid drain until there is no more liquid in the cloth.
  4. Set the mixture left in the cloth in a round glass or ceramic bowl and let ferment the cheese so that it takes that round shape. Leave it covered and keep at room temperature.
  5. Allow to ferment at room temperature, protecting the container from direct sunlight. Place it in a closet or a dark corner of the pantry. Let it set for 24 to 48 hours; the longer you leave it the more the cheese will have an astringent quality. (Less lactose)
  6. Upon completing the fermentation process, refrigerate whatever you do not eat.
By | 2017-05-09T13:26:15+00:00 October 28th, 2016|budwig diet, budwig diet recipes, budwig recipes, Budwig-Kitchen|8 Comments

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  1. harish December 17, 2016 at 2:42 am

    Here we cannot get got milk instead can we use cow milk

  2. Kathy Jenkins December 19, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Dear Harish,

    Thank you for contacting us with your question. Yes you can use quark or cottage cheese made from cow’s milk. Goat milk products are usually easier to digest but it is rare to be able to find a low fat cottage cheese or quark made from this type of milk. At Budwig Center we use a quark that has 0.2% fat but made from cow’s milk.

    Kind regards,

    Kathy L.J.

    Budwig Center
    Calle Huéscar, 5 Ed. Galaxia 1-11
    Málaga 29007, Málaga Spain
    Tel. +34 952 577 369

  3. Josje van der Vliet April 3, 2017 at 4:28 am

    I am lactose intolerant – what can I use to make the oil-protein mix please

  4. Kathy Jenkins April 5, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Most people that are lactose intolerant can eat kefir cottage cheese.

    Here is the recipe: http://www.budwigcenter.com/budwig-center-made-kefir-cheese/#.WOOi3TuLTIU

    Kind regards,

    Kathy L.J.

  5. Jennifer Martines June 30, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    I am in the US. We have low fat kefir available but is a runny liquid consistency,not like cheese. Can this liquid consistency be used? I read in your info you can thin quark with milk.

  6. Dorothy July 17, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    What type of kefir granules are used?
    I have made kefir using grains that do not dissolve but do grow in the milk and then are removed when the kefir is finished.
    I have also made homemade cottage cheese using rennet tablets that are dissolved in the milk and then allowed to sit overnight until the curds form and then the cheese is strained.

    Could you please tell me where you can purchase kefir grains that dissolve ?

    Thank you.

  7. Kathy Jenkins July 17, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Dear Deborah,

    Thank you for this observation. We are sorry for the confusion in instructions of step nº 2.
    We should specify that the grains are kept inside the gauze for 5 to 10 minutes. Then the liquid is drained but the liquid only is what is left to ferment, not the grains.

    Kind regards,

    Kathy L. Jenkins

    Director of Budwig Center
    Certified Naturopath

  8. Kathy Jenkins July 21, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Dear Jennifer,

    Thank you for this question. Dr. Budwig did use a couple tablespoons of low fat milk but this was not only for consistency but actually make the flaxseed oil more available to the cells. Kefir was not used in this recipe so although kefir can be beneficial for one’s digestive system, we would not recommend it when preparing the mixture of flaxseed oil and quark.

    Kind regards,
    Kathy L.J.

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