Ayib (Ethiopian Cottage Cheese) Recipe

Ayib, or Ethiopian cottage cheese, is a staple of traditional Ethiopian cuisine. This type of cheese is made from fresh cow’s milk and has been consumed for centuries.

With its creamy texture and mild flavor, Ayib can be enjoyed with a variety of Ethiopian dishes. It offers a unique way to experience the flavors of Ethiopian food, and its versatility makes it a great choice for chefs of all skill levels.

Not only does this unique cheese provide an array of flavors and textures, but it also contains vitamins and minerals that help promote good health.

Ayib is relatively easy to prepare at home using simple ingredients. This recipe will explain how this tasty dish is made.

Ayib (Ethiopian Cottage Cheese) Recipe

Recipe by theethiopianfoodCourse: Side DishCuisine: EthiopianDifficulty: Intermediate
Servings

500

grams
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes

Ayib, or Ethiopian cottage cheese, is a staple of traditional Ethiopian cuisine. It is made from fresh cow’s milk and has been consumed for centuries. Ayib is relatively easy to prepare at home using simple ingredients. This recipe will explain how this tasty dish is made.

Ingredients

  • 2 lt. of whole milk

  • ½ cup of lemon juice

Directions

  • Pour your milk into a saucepan and bring it to a simmer slowly until it becomes steamy and foamy. Don’t let it boil.
  • Pour the lemon juice in slowly and stir for a couple of seconds.
  • When curds start to form, turn off the heat and let it sit for about 15 min.
  • Use a piece of clean, wet cheesecloth to line a colander.
  • Pour the milk and curd gently through the colander, then leave it to drain for 30 min. – 1 hr. depending on how dry you want the curds to be.
  • Put the drained curds in a sealed container and store them in the refrigerator for 3 days.

Ingredients And Equipment

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