The process of "ripening" in cheese is a process of decay, and poisonous ptomaines are often developed. I have no doubt but it would be better if cheese were never taken into the human stomach. Our Father has given us such an abundance of clean, wholesome foods to select from that we can well afford to disregard the questionable ones.
Skim a pan of well thickened sour milk, cut it carefully into 2-in. squares and set into a cool oven on an iron ring, or something to keep it from the bottom of the oven, and leave the door open. Turn the pan occasionally but do not stir the milk. Be careful not to let it get too warm. It should never be hot, only a little above blood heat. I have sometimes made it in the summer by setting the pan in the sun. When the curd and whey have separated, turn all into a bag and hang up to drain. Do not drain the curd too dry. Season with sweet or sour cream and a little salt; pile in a rocky mass in a glass dish and set in a cool place.
Pass Chili sauce, Sauce Américaine or improved mayonnaise dressing with it, in serving.
If milk is stirred while thickening or while heating, it will yield only about 1/2 as much cheese as it would otherwise.
If properly made the cheese will be soft and creamy, instead of rough, dry and tasteless. It should never be used in anything that is to be raised to a high temperature, as that would make it hard and indigestible.
1 gallon fresh milk, 1 pt. thick sour milk, 3 eggs. Beat eggs, and sour milk together and stir slowly into sweet milk just as it begins to boil. When curd rises to top, skim into colander and drain.