Cheese Pancakes | Syrniki

Cheese Pancakes | Syrniki

Duration: 3 hours

Number of students: 3-6

Pricing: $45 per person

This event is a hands-on cooking class where you will learn how to make fresh cheese at home, as well as all you need to know about various factors affecting the taste and texture of the homemade cheese. During the class, you will make a portion of cheese to take home and share with your family. Please bring one 1-pint container and a cooler with ice.

Class concludes with a demo and tasting of SYRNIKI — healthy pancakes made with tvorog. During the light lunch at the end of the class, We will discuss variations of cheese pancakes recipe and other culinary uses of tvorog as an ingredient.

Dictionaries usually translate TVOROG as curd cheese, cottage cheese or sometimes farmer cheese. In some countries, it is classified as fresh acid-set cheese, though in Slavic cuisines it is traditionally considered a distinct fermented milk product. It is made by warming soured milk until the desired degree of coagulation (denaturation, curdling) of milk proteins is met, and then strained.

Traditionally, fresh raw milk is placed in a warm place (24-26C/75-78F) for 24-48 hours to ferment by naturally present lactic acid bacteria. To start the process of fermentation in pasteurized milk, we need to add mesophilic Lactococcus starter cultures.

Soured milk is slowly heated to 50-55C/122-131F to coagulate (curdle) milk proteins. After separated whey is strained, the taste of cheese is adjusted. It can be stored in a refrigerator for up to 3 days. Tvorog is used as an ingredient in sweet and savory dishes. For desserts, sugar, vanilla, and raisins are often added to the cheese.

Appearance. Please make sure your nails are well groomed and clean. If you have long hair, tie it back or cover it. Have comfortable clothes and shoes. I’ll provide you with an apron.

Please, let me know if you have any food or kitchen chemicals allergies.

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