Neufchatel originated in Normandy France. It is a very soft, spreadable cheese similar to cream cheese. It differs from true cream cheese because it is made from whole milk and not cream. Neufchatel can be molded into many shapes and is traditionally molded in a heart shape. However, in North America it is more commonly found in a brick form. This cheese tastes great on a toasted bagel.
Recipe for making homemade blue cheese. For detailed, illustrated instructions please view David B. Fankhauser Blue Cheese Making Page:
Whole milk produces a luscious light cheese. The tangy flavor is ideal with a sprinkling of chopped chives or seasoned pepper on appetizer crackers, or with toast and berry jam for breakfast. Whipping cream makes a velvety, cool tasting cheese comparable o the Italian mascarpone. Serve it as you would the whole-milk cheese. Both cheeses will keep in the fridge for as long as 5 days
Copenhagen Cooking makes Homemade blue and Roquefort cheese. These cheeses do require special cultures. See sources on our main cheese making page.