I made a cheese dip by blending sour cream with soft goat cheese and some flavorings. The sour cream was mildly firm; blending did not warm up the mixture. It came out as a liquid. I set it up to strain whey off (over doubled-up dishcloth, at room temperature) but not a drop would come out overnight; however it did set to the dippy, smooth, cream cheese-like consistency I had first envisioned.
My guess is that the cheese's protein structure was ripped up in blending and came back together during resting. Is that it? Then what kept the water from straining off at first? Is such re-setting reliable, and how long does it actually take?
Various queries combining dip, blender, runny, setting, protein only turned up this and this, neither of which mentions setting or anything relevant. Under what rubric could I have located discussion of such an event?
- 60g pistachios raw
- 185g goat cheese roll, very ripe but not sharp (this makes for strong mojo, adjust as desired)
- 400g sour cream
- 1 lemon, juice
- 1 dash carrot juice
- 1.5ml tomato puree
- 1ml mustard
- 1ml grains of paradise roasted, ground
- 1ml cumin powder
- roast pistachios, coarsely chop, reserve some for garnishing
- grind the rest
- add sour cream, cheese incl. white mould
- season to taste
- rest to let set