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Juustoa - Finnish " Squeaky" Cheese

Juustoa - Finnish " Squeaky" Cheese created by Scibba

Finnish Squeaky Cheese - when eaten warmed, it squeaks. A favorite in the northern UP/Mich area - and among the Finns. My dad often, would take a cube and drop it in his coffee to heat the cheese. It's very mild.

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1hr 40mins
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directions

  • Heat milk to 90°F and add sugar, cornstarch, salt and rennet.
  • Stir, and remove from heat.
  • Let set until gelled.
  • When set, cut in x's with a spoon until the consistency of cottage cheese.
  • After cutting, let settle for another 30 minutes until they mat together at the bottom of pot.
  • Drain off whey.
  • Place the curd into a 10x12 cake pan and broil until browned.
  • Remove and cool enough to flip curd over.
  • Once you flip it over, you may spread with a little butter and lightly salt.
  • Broil again, until browned.
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"Finnish Squeaky Cheese - when eaten warmed, it squeaks. A favorite in the northern UP/Mich area - and among the Finns. My dad often, would take a cube and drop it in his coffee to heat the cheese. It's very mild."
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  1. Dave A.
    Didnt care for this recipe at all, poor taste and did not gel for me. I found the directions to be very poor on explaining on how to make it.
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  2. Scibba
    Juustoa - Finnish " Squeaky" Cheese Created by Scibba
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  3. Scibba
    This is delicious and tastes just like my grandpa used to make. I usually buy this in the store, because I thought it would be hard to make, but it was SO EASY. I looked last week and they were selling Juusota for $10.49/lb!!!! I definitely saved money making it myself. I used a cloth baby diaper to strain the curd from the whey, I tried cheese cloth, but the curd kept getting stuck. I could only find rennet in tablet form, so I used 1½ tablets. The recipe didn't state which type of milk, so I used whole milk and also added a can of evaporated milk.
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  4. LiisaN
    Finnish Squeaky Cheese - when eaten warmed, it squeaks. A favorite in the northern UP/Mich area - and among the Finns. My dad often, would take a cube and drop it in his coffee to heat the cheese. It's very mild.
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