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 !

Comments

If you think about it people shouldn't eat that stuff...

The only people that should be allowed to consume breast cheese are very small children... people think that it's gross if children of around 7 still breastfeed... correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't eating breast-milk-cheese incredibly similar to breastfeeding? In which case, wouldn't you find it slightly gross if an adult was to eat this cheese?

It's an interesting concept as long as nobody eats it... =S!

This is great!

If we were brought up in a world where human milk were available on the shelves of supermarkets next to the regular cows, goats and soya milk products we would think nothing of it, just like many of the other comments say, we eat milk products that come from another species and dont often even think about it. I'm sure that human milk is better for us but we can't exactly 'farm' women to produce as much milk as cow's do, so I'm guessing there wouldnt be enough to go round, or you would have people of poorer backgrounds and third world countries 'farming' their milk for the elite. I think it sounds great as a home thing you do yourself when having had a child, and perhaps the rest of the family could 'tuck in' to a slice of human cheese on a cracker after dinner as a special treat (let's face it, human cheese would be an absolute delicacy) but would that then create a market for underground human cheese, would it become illegal even etc etc etc
I love the idea that you could make yoghurt or smoothies for your babies and children but I dont think that adults were designed to consume human milk, perhaps this is why it won't make cheese too easily, as if its natures way of saying something, and of course the nutritional value would most likely significantly decrese in the cooking process. I was however initially very disapointed that you're cheese experiment didnt work and I wish you all the luck in the world for you're future human milk products. good on you for stepping outside of the box.
p.s. to the guy that said cows milk can make you gay, I think you're wrong, perhaps its natures way of saying that the planet is overpopulated, or down to having the 'homosexual gene' perhaps in some people it could be down to an over consumption of cows milk in childhood, i'm not ruling it out as i'm very aware of the crap they pump into everything these days. Perhaps is none of or even all of these things and then some. As a gay man, I remember dispising milk as a child, I wasnt really into cheese either (I love it now) I guess i would eat yoghurt and ice cream perhaps once a week each and we never used to have real butter.

This has been very interesting, thank you! I would most certainly try a peice of human cheese if the rare opportunity ever came about. rejoice!

I also

I also had heaps of leftover b/milk and I made yoghurt with it. It worked out fine.

Haha

NVery creative indeed.. now how did you make your soup? You mentioned donate.. did you really donated your milk?

putting the sleaze in cheese™

Hi there love your work going to give it a go myself. question: is harvesting the milk a hands-on business?
regards
sleazy cheese

breast milk

While reading your posting at this site,Indrani,my initial reaction was ,admiration,for your open mind and such beautiful thought process.that you have shared your experience so well ,shows the virtue you carry.
Breast milk is the most beautiful happening , a result of love .This is to be cherished .I know of a female who had milk for 6 years and was milked regularly.This kept her breasts ,erect and tight.even while love making it's the best.Sucking on to empty breasts ,gets depressing and at times disgusting, Don't ever stop,once you get breasts loaded with milk.
it indeed would be nice to welcome any views/comments.You may send same at deepak1962@rediffmail.com Any girl who would like detailed indepth knowledge or information on subject,pl end an e-mail.rgards

you're one sick puppy trying

you're one sick puppy trying to make man-cheese, seriously go have a good long look at your life you twisted hippie... God i hate hippies

truly enlightening

I'm glad you tried this - I was wondering if it was possible.

It is amazing how many ignorant people are out there.

How is human milk gross but cows' milk is not? Do you think we were really intended to drink cow's milk? Admittely I like cheese, cow's milk, goat's milk, even Sheep's cheese. But, I feed my babies breast milk. And, if I had the time and energy, I would pump and let my toddlers still drink breast milk.

offer

i will pay you for your breastmilk, but only if i can suck it out of your breasts.

fresh from mother

Realy? I thought that my production would increase nicely if I could find someone like you. Please email me if you are serious. marie.

Your Breast Milk to cheese Blog

Yahoo!!!

I am a self taught Breast Milk lover. My wife is confident enough to let me indulge in this behavior now for a number of years. I have always enjoyed the sweetness of her milk. by the way, her milk really gets creamy when she has had ice cream the day before my suckling.

My complements to you regarding your experimenting with making Breast Milk cheese. Even though you failed you brought the idea to people who do not understand the milk potential of a woman's breast nor the benefits that can be given from them.

You go girl, find a friend to share your milk with!! By the way being suckled can also stimulate your sex drive.

Give it a try, you may really like the time together and the arousal of foreplay.

Enjoy !!!

want to buy breast milk

i m crazy abt breast milk if ne one there to sell it plzzzzzzzzzzzzz reply me.

fresh from a mother

Yes, I am interested in selling my milk. If you are serious please email me. Marie

Make a very romantic wine and cheese party

I am not surprised by the ignorant comments . The mere thought of a boob it self by some in society brings about unnatural feeling of shame and disgust . I would suppose if your afraid of self image . If the mere site of a breast frightens you . The thought of sampling it's sweet and nutritious nectar was forever lost with youth . I personal would love to sample the nectar form a wide ranch of lactating mammaries . I personally am pleasantly stimulated optically and would love to be stimulated nutritionally by the human females breasts . I hope soon one here will come up with the right stuff and inform us as to a working formula to the creation of Breast Milk Cheese . After my next question would be what is the appropriate wine .
It would be more appealing to me then the present practise of bestiality practised by cheese lovers

Lucky Woman

Granted with abundance of breast milk is rare recently, as I observe...
many of new Moms having problem due to lack of breast milk.
at the end their babies are served with formula milk...

I know a friend that frozen her breast milk and distributed them to her neighbours with breastfeeding problems.
and they were happily accept the 'gifts'

so...why Freak?

I think this is a great

I think this is a great experiment. You might be interested in the web page below -- apparently there is a fromagerie in France that produces cheese from human breast milk. I can't yet tell if it's a joke or not, but think I will order some to find out.

http://membres.lycos.fr/petitsingly/

bravo!

I think you're awesome for trying that out. [Ignore the numerous a-holes who posted nasty comment here. They're just closed-minded jerks who broadcast their useless comments in the anonymity of the web and 'waste' electrons.] Bravo!

Cheese Lover

Thank you for posting your experience. I too have a lot of breast milk stored and we have recently gone milk and egg free, due to my daughters allergies. I cook with the milk for pancakes and hot cocco and other stuff, but I had also thought about making cheese. Now I won't waste my time. Thanks again.

Two things

If drinking our own milk is such a ridiculous, alien, and disgusting thought for us, then I can't imagine why consuming that of a cow or goat is considered normal and right. Let's look at it this way, which teat would you prefer to put your lips to? A human's, or a cow's/goat's?

Lastly, it can't be impossible to make cheese from human breast milk if it can be made from the milk of beans and nuts. It's a tricky matter with them from what I've read, but it can be done. Maybe try a method used for one or the other to make the cheese. In fact, maybe I'll try it once I have some excess breast milk to use.

ideat!!!!!

keeping breast milk is not sick!!!! you can donate or feed your baby when you are at work or not at home my wfe does it so she can go back to work!!!!!!

that was a good idea about the chease sorry it dident work!!

try breast milk ice cream please id like 2 know what happens!!!!!

ideat!!!!!

keeping breast milk is not sick!!!! you can donate or feed your baby when you are at work or not at home my wfe does it so she can go back to work!!!!!!

that was a good idea about the chease sorry it dident work!!

try breast milk ice cream please id like 2 know what happens!!!!!

Fascinating... and

Fascinating... and titillating . I have never tasted breast milk (my wife and I could not have children) but have always been curious. Indeed, I suspect many others feel the same way. Human milk products might be a sleeper cottage industry that just might save the economy of Northeast Ohio! Luis Proenza

Fascinating... and

Fascinating... and titillating . I have never tasted breast milk (my wife and I could not have children) but have always been curious. Indeed, I suspect many others feel the same way. Human milk products might be a sleeper cottage industry that just might save the economy of Northeast Ohio! Luis Proenza

Cheese on breast milk?

I thought human milk will be just sufficient to feed the baby but wondering it is used in preparing cheese!

Giggle Humans Especially Males sometimes can be very silly

If it comes from a cow it is good and Ok to drink and if it comes from a human then it is somehow bad and sick to drink it. Many of us drank breastmilk when babies. I don't see what is wrong with drinking it later. Looked at from the metaphorical outside human reproductive behavior appears pretty weird. But it got us here....and it works...I just worry that someday I will have to explain it to a space alien.;)

Have Fun,
Sends Steve

Why on earth would you do

Why on earth would you do that? Either find a job that fulfils you more or try and get out of the house.

Reduce the water content.

Hello, i belive the process is possible to achieve, if it were persued with a more scientific aproach.

Essencialy, i belive for human milk to curdle, the user would need to lower the water content of the milk, this will greatly increase the protine to water ratio, and thus should allow curdling to take place. Studying the above test, I belive the quantity of breastmilk would also need to be increased to say 6liters to obtain a decent ammount of protine. The yellowing of the solution was the protines gaining dencity, had the user continued with the experiment, the cheese could have been produced.

My knowlegde on cheese production is limeted, so im basing this upon facts gained through years of chemistry and expereince, and should work to some degree.

Of course dont be put off by the first tests, they didn't yeild any cheese, but did help reserch into improved methodology in this area.

thanks for the posting.

I was just interested to see

I was just interested to see if there are any facts on products made from/with human breast milk. Pity the subject also brings out horrible people.

May I just say... ew.

May I just say... ew.

dude!?!?! what the hell is

dude!?!?! what the hell is wrong with you??? why would you ever make breast milk anything???? why did i even find this page, why does this page exist?? why would anyone want human cheese or yogurt or milkshakes?? well maybe id try the milkshake... but thats beside the point!

Interesting

It's interesting for sure. We're both animals, so I'm not sure why a human's milk is gross but a cow's milk is OK.

what about snot

what about snot - could we make something out of that? the masai live on blood mixed with cows milk, we eat stuff like blood sausage. is it any weirder?

I dont find it disgusting,

I dont find it disgusting, but I do find it a little odd. And the people with the "well we drink cow's milk" excuse annoys me. I mean, animals were put here for our use. You gonna eat a human? Whats the difference between eating its meat and drinking its milk?

Even if cows were put here

Even if cows were put here for our use, milk is disgusting. Would you lean under a cow and suck her breastmilk right out of her tits? Then why let a machine do it for you and THEN drink the milk? I'm not into that kind of thing.

Thank you for the blog

Me and a friend are looking into the possible types of milk to make cheese of as we are to start manufacturing unusual delicacy cheeses in very small sizes. Currently well stocked cheese stores supply cheese made with milk taken from cows, sheep, yaks, goats, reindeer, bison, buffalo and water buffalo and sometimes have different vegan kinds without true milk, but at even most highly well stocked places it ends after these nine categories, sometimes extended to soft cheese from camels.
We have been looking into many mammals, both northwestern european wild and farm animals and exotic species from around the world. Currently we are looking into the different milks abilities to curdle. The problem with some milk, as human milk is as said earlier the low levels of caseins (K-casein) as this is what reacts with the rennet to coagulate it. The same thing with acid coagulation as in the paneer that this blog writer tried to make. There are ways of solving this, for instance as mentioned one can concentrate the milk by carefully heating it to make the water vaporise or adding a little bit more caseine.
For curdling we will use strictly non-animal rennet (vegetable or microbial) as the idea of having pieces of the actual stomach of killed baby calf bother many when they give it a think-over. (Me included.) Me myself prefer goats cheese to any other, and one of the cheeses I am looking forward the most to tasting in our production is pig cheese and human milk cheese.
Of course it is perverse to drink milk from other species than our own (or make other dairy products). We are alone in this bestiality/ zoophilia-styled systematical interest in other animals bodily fluids ment for their young. But hey, bodily fluid intake and perversity is two of the main pillars of our society and culture so who am I to judge. I will not only keep to the natural, resonable, non-discusting habit of consuming human milk now when I am living in north west culture that does not frown upon eating fluids from other animals. Human cheese should be very sweet, creamy and pleasant to the palate judging by the milk and I really do think that it is possible to make it curdle if you help it along. Thank you very much for the blog and for sharing your experiment! Even though it was in march 2003 we interested are still finding it and becoming more and more inspired.

Thanks for the info

My hubby and I were talking about this the other day...glad you did the research for me. Too bad it didn't work out. Breast milk cheese would be rather sweet I think...

You are very creative !

Well, I must admit that you are very creative and adventurous !!

Well, if breast milk can not curdle, I would have tried making 'Khoya' out of it. You can find recipes for making khoya at http://www.bawarchi.com/features/feature5.html

Some people say that coffee made from breast milk also tastes very good.

Indian Recipes

VEGAN!

If breastmilk cheese was actually possible, it would make a lot of cheese-craving vegans very happy! haha. You should open a vegan dairy with nothing but breastmilk products. I know people think this whole thread is nasty, but the milk they drink is breastmilk too, from another animal, meant for baby cows!!! And they take it without permission.

breastmilk cheese page

Actually Laura, whether through years of breeding or by nature, cows actually need to be milked milked by people. If a milk cow isn't milked, it suffers horrible pain. A milk cow has been bred to produce far more milk than it's offspring could ever need though, and maybe theres a tragedy in that, but now that the damage is done, I think anyone who likes cow's milk should drink it with a clear conscience.

Hmph.

Pity it didn't work out. I came across this entry by googling, because I have a bit of extra breastmilk and was considering making cheese out of it to give the baby some variety in her first foods. I mean, honestly. I love cheese, and I'm sure she will too when she gets older, but she's too young for cow's milk. Breastmilk cheese would be a neat addition to her diet I think.

Too bad it didn't work out and about the waste of milk.

Shame it didn't work!!!

My baby girl was exclusively breastfed until she reached exactly 6 months. I then continued to breastfeed her but added some solids to her diet. She is almost 11 months old now and although she does eat fromage frais, cheddar cheese, even stronger cheeses like stilton, camembert & brie which obviously contain cow's milk she eats her breakfast cereal a lot more readily if it is served with EBM (expressed breastmilk) instead of cow's milk. That fact got me thinking. I started wondering whether I could make other foods (solely for her to consume) with my breastmilk and that's how I stumbled across this website.

Well done for trying to make the cheese. And thanks for inspiring me. I now have a few more ideas. I will try to make my baby girl some pancakes from my milk. I was thinking about trying to make some ice cream with it as well.

I express regularly for 2 reasons. I donate breastmilk to NICU units at maternity hospitals. I am also going back to work in a couple of weeks (sob, sob) and so want to have some stores of frozen EBM for the time I will be away from my daughter if she is still breastfeedng then. I intend to feed her until she decides it's time to stop. That will increase her confidence & independence.

My goodness there are some truly ignorant people replying to your blog. They obviously don't know about the benefits of breastmilk. And then there are the sickos on here who regard breasts as sexual things only. Breasts have 2 functions and the first and foremost of those is for a mother to feed her offspring.

Well done again and thanks for sharing your experience with us.

Very interesting use of

Very interesting use of breast milk.

It was a pretty cool idea.

It was a pretty cool idea. Does that mean it's definately not possible to make cheese out of breast milk? Surely theres something you can add to force it to curdle.

Big shame if there's not. I really wana try some breast cheese now!

Fascinating!

Thanks for putting this informative entry up on the internet.
I'm interested in putting human milk to use, perhaps I'll try acquiring non-animal rennet and see if that works..

What a shame!

Three LITERS of breastmilk? That's ten days' worth for a baby like mine, who needs donor breastmilk to stay off formula since my milk is not fatty enough after surgery that I had. Wow. I'd cry over that much milk, for sure.

If you have more milk and you'd like to help a mom and baby who are struggling with supply or other health issues, go here: http://www.milkshare.com where there are always moms in need of breastmilk for their babies.

BTW, I don't think it's gross to try to make cheese from human milk; we are humans and that's the milk we're meant to drink! :-)

Thanks

Me and my friends are grateful for the delicious recipe. I recommend you to try the cake with a layer of smegma on top.

Seriously, WTF!?

Seriously, WTF!?

I love semen

Semen is delicious, I like my own semen. It's a very good kind of sauce over any type of pasta.

Lotion

I came across your page and thought it was really interesting. I have some lotion made out of goat milk and thought maybe you could try making breast milk lotion.

ALSO... it needs to be

ALSO... it needs to be mentioned that HIV can be passed through the consumption of breast milk (obviously if the donor is a carrier) so to all those happy cheese eaters :) maybe only play with your own milk

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