Breast Milk Cheese

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Ever since I went to France to learn french ten years ago, I changed from a cheese-hater into a cheese-lover. How could I not! Everyday for three weeks my host parents (Les Delforges de Reims) indulged me with french food, and closed the lengthy dinner session (which can last up to two hours) with a plate of various cheese, consisted of different kinds of cheese, from Camembert, Brie, swiss cheese which has holes in it, blue cheese, smelly cheese, etc. It was quite challenging, but if I want to learn about the french, I gotta eat what they eat. Until now, my favorite is Camembert Cheese which should be slightly aged.

I guess that's what Hericz (an avid cheese-hater) should do if he wants to start to eat cheese :> But it's undeniable that in order to love cheese you need to develop an acquired taste.

I also attempted to make cheese, which has been successful for several times. I made the easiest type of cheese, which is Paneer a.k.a. Cottage Cheese. This type of cheese is then cooked as curry or whatever indian food, and has a consistency similar to Tofu. It can be fried or baked or anything, basically what you can do to Tofu you would be able to do to Paneer too.

It was pretty easy to make paneer actually. What you need is just milk and lemon juice. In short, just boil the milk, then add lemon juice, and VOILA! The milk separates into curd and whey. Gather the curd and press to make it more solid. There you have paneer. In the meantime, you can use the whey to cook rice, it actually tastes really delicious. You can find step-by-step instruction on making Paneer here, with pictures too.

My extensive experience in making Paneer compelled me to try something different, that is, making Paneer out of my own breastmilk. Basically this is human cheese. Why would I do that? Well, basically, there are about twenty bags (each 150ml) of frozen breastmilk in the fridge, and they have passed their three months drinkability period, which means I would not be able to donate the milk like I did before. But the milk is still less than six month old, which is the actual expiry date. So what do I do with it? I could make cream soup like I did several months ago. But I really wanted to try something different, and making Breast Milk Paneer sounds really exciting.

And also, I have googled about this. Although people contemplated and imagined about it, nobody ever actually attempted to make breast milk cheese.

So I started by emptying three liters of frozen milk into a cooker, and simmering it until it boiled.

So far so good, the milk boiled beautifully. You could see that breast milk looks less creamy than full cream cow milk, less white in colour, and more watery.

Just like when I'm making paneer, I added lemon juice at just the right time when it boils. Then I stirred the milk, waiting until curdle was formed.

I waited, and waited, and waited, no curdle was formed although the milk turned a bit more yellow. So I added more lemon juice, this is what I usually do if the cow milk does not curdle.

I added and added and added more lemon juice until I ran out of lemons, and I stirred and stirred and stirred, but the milk stood still.

Out of desperation because I ran out of lemons, I pour in a dash of vinegar too. Still, no change to the milk. I became really desperate and pour the whole bottle of vinegar! Nothing happened.

At that point in time, I gave up. I couldn't believe it! I am an experienced Paneer maker, by the way!

Then I decided to google about what maybe the cause of my problem.

And I found the answer. It turned out that breast milk can not curdle, because the protein content is lower, and because the protein in breast milk is more easily digested compared to cow's milk. That's why, unmodified cow's milk is unsuitable for babies. And on the other hand, adding acid to further 'digest' breastmilk protein won't curdle the milk.

So, the moral of the story, YOU CANNOT MAKE CHEESE OUT OF BREASTMILK. Don't even try.

I was really sad that I needed to throw away three liters of my own milk. There's basically nothing I could do with the milk-acid mix, that smelled like DISGUSTING PUKE (because of the vinegar). I could actually add baking soda to neutralize the acid condition, but I already lose confidence on the milk itself. So, my three liters went into the grass patch in front of my home entrance. I should've tried with only two bags of breastmilk before deciding to cook all three liters of it, and then I would be able to do other experiments with the other bags of breast milk.

I suppose, making breast milk yogurt / human yogurt would be possible, although I don't think it would be as creamy as cow's milk yogurt. I suppose breast milk yogurt would be really runny. And I think breast milk butter / human yogurt would be possible but you'd need liters and liters of fresh breast milk to start off. Definitely you could make cream soup out of breast milk, and perhaps milk shake and smoothies too. Or as pancake. Many things !

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food from humans

can you make salad dressing from semen?

Would it become a tossed

Would it become a tossed salad if you made the dressing from semen? :-)

rofl a bit of ranch dressing

rofl a bit of ranch dressing and you're ready to go.. XD

Cool

Great try! I don't feed my child diary products from cows, goats,etc..but he does nurse from him mom-like most mammals! I never considered making my own cheese for him. Thanks for trying, prehaps there is a future in this with a little tweaking.

i love to try breasts milk

i love to try breasts milk yogurts and any thing made with breastsmilk

human milk uses

i thing to make cheese or other things from breast milk youd first need to concentrate it. reduce th water content and add in a fat o bonding sustance to thicken it. try dehydrating itand reducing the water content then add in a cheese starter taken from a piece of cows milk cheese like white chedder or motzorella. the starter would be a 1 inch cube of cheese mixed in hot water in a blender and pulverised untill its just the loose whey and then adding that with its live cheese making bacteria into the breastmilk to start the process.

concentrate the milk bye puting it in a shallow pan on a warming plate and seting a fan to blow air acrost it to slowly evaporate the water without bringing the milk to a boil or even a simmer. just enough for steam to start rising from it.

many milks like goatsmilk have to be concentrated first and then will curdle only after a starter bacteria is added.

if any lactating women out there have old milk they would consider donating for experimentation i'd love to see what can be made. all my i had kids who were / are all alergic to cows milk and i'd love to find a means to get concentrated breast milk for future kids.

Breast milk to sell

I have TONS of milk. I make about twice as much as I need for my 4 month old baby. My freezer is overflowing !
I am healthy, I eat a well balanced, nutritious diet and I don’t smoke, drink or use any drugs–RX or otherwise (c’mon I gotta feed my baby this milk too!). I do consume some milk products and drink a cup of coffee once in a while.
I do take prenatal vitamins along with vitamins B6, B12, calcium, and an omega fish oil supplement every day (I cleared all of this with my doctor). My milk has kept my son very healthy. my milk is not watery, but has a thick ‘fat’ layer that floats up to the top once it is cold.

I am very clean and am keenly aware of the importance of keeping the milk germ/bacteria free and my pumping equipment sanitized (I have a dishwasher and use it to clean accessories after EACH use–I had to buy lots of extras in order to do this). Your milk will come from the same stash that is used to feed my own child when I am away so you can be sure that it will be the very best that I can provide. If you are genuinely interested please email me so we can work out the details; little_chinese_jenny@yahoo.ca

Hi,

Hi,
I am John from Bombay. I am intrested in Breast milk. Do get in touch with me at, johnanoop.72@gmail.com

Thanks,

John

Hi,

Hi,
I am John from Bombay ( India ). I am intrested in Breast milk. Do get in touch with me at, johnanoop.72@gmail.com

Thanks,

John

buying breast milk

Hi John, I am willing to sell some of my breast milk. How much and how often are you needing breast milk?

Fascinating! Pretty cool,

Fascinating! Pretty cool, too - I'm sorry it didn't turn out well, though.

Dear, Please send me your

Dear,
Please send me your bank account details and I will transfer $10 for you to buy a pound of colby cheddar from the nearest supermarket...!
Signed,
A "Concerned" Reader

You could make kefir from

You could make kefir from human breastmilk. Maybe add some stevia and blended fresh fruit. Plus, you would get all the benefits of consuming it raw. Seems to me that cooking the milk may reduce it's health benefits. I admire that you gave it a try with the cheese. Good job.

You could make kefir from

You could make kefir from human breastmilk. Maybe add some stevia and blended fresh fruit. Plus, you would get all the benefits of consuming it raw. Seems to me that cooking the milk may reduce it's health benefits. I admire that you gave it a try with the cheese. Good job.

I don't see why eating semen is disgusting

Most men WANT their lovers to eat their semen. Hell, I eat my own, 'cause it's mighty tasty. Why is everyone acting like it's so gross? Or are you just a bunch of closeted swallowers who need a taboo to get your rocks off?

Semen is high in sugar and protein. It can be made to taste better if a guy lays off meat and eats a lot of fragrant, juicy fruit (e.g., mango, apricot, plum, peach, strawberry). It also helps if he showers right before oral sex.

I love cunnilingus so much because I enjoy the way my girlfriend tastes. I adore her chocolate-pomegranate-orange-peach-cinnamon flavor! If my girlfriend lactated, I would nurse three times a day.

But Borat made cheese out of

But Borat made cheese out of his wife's breast milk.

Lol

Lol I saw that, that was really funny. Joking aside I really dont think we should make cheese out of breast milk...

I chug semen so this sounds

I chug semen so this sounds delicious.

Did I mention that I chug semen? Because I do. Quite a bit.

Funny enough my buddy and I

Funny enough my buddy and I have been looking for something on this topic for a few months now so we were very suprised to see this, thank you for ending our search for an answer! Now, do you think you can make ice cream out of it?

Funny enough my buddy and I

Funny enough my buddy and I have been looking for something on this topic for a few months now so we were very suprised to see this, thank you for ending our search for an answer! Now, do you think you can make ice cream out of it?

I guess this is why there's

I guess this is why there's East and West.

Curdling

The secret is: you ought to curdle the mother's milk with your baby's vomit.
The do the peasants the same with the calves gastric fluids and cow's milk to get cheese.

You are nasty and gross! Why

You are nasty and gross! Why keep your own breast milk? Sicko!

sicko

Do you want to make cheese out of my cumm? I can send it to you, freak!

sorry, I can't come to dinner

Please don't ask me to dinner, freak!

I'm saddened by all the

I'm saddened by all the negative comments, but thx for posting your experiment, was a great read (I have a bubba too and had a stash fro a while in the early days)

Interesting

I feed orphaned wildlife different types of milk and milk replacers. Interesting to know the difference between human and cows milk. I had no idea one type of protein would be easier to digest than another. I assumed milk was milk.

Why people think breastmilk

Why people think breastmilk is any more disgusting than a filthy farm animal raised in a filthy environment is beyond me. I have only tasted (out of curiosity) my own breastmilk and it was sweet. I doubt I would try to make cheese out of it. But, my babies have both enjoyed my milk and it sustained them through their early months.

Breastfeeding is beautiful and it sickens me that these anonymous sickos would compare it to anything other than something natural and beautiful.

GET A LIFE.

I'm pretty sure that Child Services should investigate what you feed your children. Anyone who would do what you have done should be investigated, and thoroughly.

If child services should

If child services should investigate her, then every other mother who would DARE to feed their child breast milk should be investigated too. You sound rediculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

why are there so many

why are there so many immature jerks? I see nothing wrong with the idea of making cheese from breastmilk. It's certainly makes a lot more sense than eating products from other animals, as human breastmilk was designed exactly for human consumption. Is it any wonder so many people have problems with digesting cow's milk? Maybe because we are not cows? I think it's a neat idea, and I'd eat it.

Logically, I *know* there's

Logically, I *know* there's really nothing wrong with it, but I can't help *feeling* grossed out. Kinda like when I hear about clothes made of human hair, or adoptive siblings getting married, or really old people having sex. I'm sorry!

maybe you could try with

maybe you could try with rennet from babys stomach

GROSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Now that I think of it, ice

Now that I think of it, ice cream(especially vanilla bean!) made from breast milk sounds like it would be pretty good! I'm curious as to what kooky things I'll come up with when I'm pregnant!

Good luck

"The breastmilk" It was a lucky mistake

It is interesting

But Things don´t go as we wish

a lot of people are going to you.

--- Best wishes, Jin Gwang in Korea.

Good luck

"The breastmilk" It was a lucky mistake

It is interesting

But Things don´t go as we wish

a lot of people are going to you.

--- Best wishes, Jin Gwang in Korea.

Mmmmmmm

shame that. Although I have managed to succesfully make yoghurt from my own semen (at least that's what I told the choir it was anyway.)
Love, the pope

wow, I'm amazed at these

wow, I'm amazed at these comments, people are real scared of the human body, hope you don't take them to heart ;)

WHAT????

Listen woman...

Get a job so you don't have to eat meals that have been prepared by your own breast milk, and can afford some regular food. Screw curry and rice too btw. What you Indonesians need is some good ol' fashioned hamburgers made from COW FLESH!

Frankly, if I ate rice all day, I am quite certain that my breast milk would have no protein either.

BECAUSE THERE IS NO PROTEIN

BECAUSE THERE IS NO PROTEIN IN RICE OBV OBV OBV OBV OBV.

I have made yogurt out of my

I have made yogurt out of my breastmilk. I used a spoon of cow-milk yogurt as "starter" culture. It turned out well. My understanding is that if someone is allergic to cow milk you can make breastmilk yogurt using it for starter and then throw away the yogurt you get except for enough to use as starter for another batch of breastmilk yogurt which is then safe for someone who is allergic to cows milk to eat.

Do not give up

I congratulate you on your attempts, perhaps some of the positive comments on the microbial rennet or the thickening trick might work. I worked for a diary and the synthetic rennet was used instead of real rennet for cottage cheese. Use smaller amounts of milk for your next experiments.

The less intelligent comments are probably just children. Anyone who has had children or understand the lactation cycle would understand why you had the milk and the fact that you couldn't donate it after a certain time period.

Take care and thanks for the post.

I'm sorry for the negative

I'm sorry for the negative comments you are getting. I wish I could have pumped so well; I was only ever able to leave my baby a 5-oz bottle of milk while I was at work, & it took 3 sessions to get that much. (Lucikly she was almost a year old when I went back, so her needs were less; she just reverse-cycles now.) I have heard of making both yoghurt & ice cream with breastmilk; even butter. I agree that anything requiring cooking probably is a bad idea, but there's a recipe for ice cream made in Ziploc baggies floating around that breastmilk would probably work in. Might be a good treat for your babe during the hot summer months.

I am so jealous you had 3 liters of milk

I never had that much milk pumped with either one of my children. I nursed them until they were over 1 yr old and weaned themselves but only had just enough milk to leave when I went to work. I am very jealous you had a freezer full!!! I think my milk was skim anyway because the girls were so thin and I stayed nice and round.
Better luck next time making things. I couldn't eat it myself- but I would feed it to my kids.
C

i'd like to drink the milk

from the milkman's wife's tits

Thank you for your article.

Thank you for your article. do you know of any other farms or companies that are making products with breastmilk? If so, what are they? I am a new mother on a new path to life. Thank you for all your help. Tumaini (tumaini99@hotmail.com)

Thank you for your article.

Thank you for your article. do you know of any other farms or companies that are making products with breastmilk? If so, what are they? I am a new mother on a new path to life. Thank you for all your help. Tumaini (tumaini99@hotmail.com)

Breast milk cheese

Rani,

I am a Family Physician, and have thought for a long time that making breast milk into products such as cheese, which could be stored more easily than fresh or frozen milk, might benefit a lot of infants. What is more, there might even be a market for it among those with more refined tastes, such the family you stayed with. This idea is certainly not new - look at the well know wine, "Liebfraumilch" which translates as the mild of the darling wife. Please do not be discouraged, by some of the crude comments you have received, from sharing an future failure or successes.

I bet your nipple cheese tastes great!

Funny how people think it's gross. It is kinda gross because it's the milk from some person we don't know. It's like eating some strangers boogers. but if it was a wife then most wouldnt mind i'm sure. It is kinda of weird to make cheese or yogurt from boob milk.

But eating milk from a cow is pretty disgusting. Think about it. why would humans drink milk out of a cows utter. That is utterly disgusting. Pun intended! Why would we drink milk out of another animals "breasts".

Would you go suck on a cows utter? No, because you would be grossed out once you knew it was coming from an elongated pink cow nipple Would you drink milk from a goat? Or a rat? or a dog?

It's disgusting. And I don't drink alot of milk because of that disgust.

Cow's Milk also contains hormones and antibiotics which are harmful to humans. Humans are told to abstain from medications while breastfeeding because it will transfer to the child who is drinking the tainted milk.SO WHY, do we as humans, drink cows milk if the cow is tainted by extremely strong drugs?

I believe young girls are developing into women way too fast because of the hormones in dairy products. Puberty used to occur at age 16+ now puberty is occuring as early as age 8 or 9 sometimes even earlier. But usually girls hit puberty at about age 11-13. Which is alot earlier than ever before.

Hormones are responsible for this. There are 12 year old girls with big breasts and hair on their private area and who look like they are 18-20. It's disgusting and wrong. And it makes them a target for dirty minded horny men and teenage boys.

The hormones in the milk are most likely also adding to the homosexuality of young males and males in general. The female hormones in the milk have the power to make a man effeminate or "girly". It can alter a mans thoughts and mind and make him feel like he is female. If you give female hormones to a male for prolonged amounts of time you will find that he will grow breasts and his sex will change. He will always have a penis but he will no longer grow hair on his face and he will not be like a normal male.

I believe the record amounts of young males turning homosexual has something to do with hormones in dairy. Soy also has plant hormones in it which can be damaging but to a lesser extent because most people dont eat alot of soy.

I'm not against homosexuals and i'm sure many people are just born that way but hormones alter the way we feel and think and can mess people up!!!

A woman can take testosterone and other male hormones and she will grow hair on her face and her clitoris will expand and become more like a very small penis.

Hormones effect us very strongly and are damaging!

DO NOT DRINK MORE THAN 1 glass of COW's milk per day! unless it is organic!!!!

I drink organic milk. It does not have the hormones in it. Spend the extra few dollars on organic milk and enjoy it without guilt!

Good luck on your breast cheese! or yogurt

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