or Connect
ChefTalk.com › ChefTalk Cooking Forums › Cooking Discussions › Food & Cooking › Lactose free sour cream and cream cheese?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Lactose free sour cream and cream cheese?

post #1 of 45
Thread Starter 
I have a friend whose son is very lactose-intolerant. My friend would like to make recipes for him that require sour cream and/or cream cheese (my rugelach recipe, for instance- it has 2 cups of sour cream).

I know aged cheese has little, if any residual lactase, but what about sour cream and cream cheese? Does anyone make lactose-free sour cream or cream cheese, or is he doomed to use soy products??? (He doesn't like soy....)

Thanks!
Mezzaluna
Moderator Emerita, Welcome Forum
***It is better to ask forgiveness than beg permission.***
Reply
Moderator Emerita, Welcome Forum
***It is better to ask forgiveness than beg permission.***
Reply
post #2 of 45
Look for all natural sour cream with live cultures. The fake type with all other kinds of added sour flavors and stabilizers might contain residual lactose. It's the culturing process that breaks down the lactose. So, naturally done. And of course he might do like me and you and just keep lactaid allover the place. :)
post #3 of 45
Thread Starter 
Kuan, so in the process of making natural sour cream, the lactose is "tamed" (for lack of a better word) as in aged cheese?

Any suggestions for cream cheese?
Moderator Emerita, Welcome Forum
***It is better to ask forgiveness than beg permission.***
Reply
Moderator Emerita, Welcome Forum
***It is better to ask forgiveness than beg permission.***
Reply
post #4 of 45
I don't exactly know how cream cheese is made, gotta check on that.

The lactose that used to be in sour cream was actually used by the bacteria and broken down so it's not lactose anymore.
post #5 of 45
I have read more than once that yogurt is much better for lactose-intolerant people than most other milk products. I don't know that myself for sure.

If you do use yogurt for cooking, use plain whole-milk Russian or Bulgarian style--tasty! That's as close as I can find to the yogurt I grew up with in India. If you want it thicker like sour cream, put it in a cheesecloth and let it drain some. The whey that drains off is kind of sour, and the more that drains off, the less sour the remaining part is. If you let it drain for 8 hours or so, you get "yogurt cream cheese" .
post #6 of 45

(empty)


Edited by Luc_H - 10/22/15 at 5:43pm
I eat science everyday, do you?
Reply
I eat science everyday, do you?
Reply
post #7 of 45
if you care to make the cream cheese yourself, the bacteria that occurs naturally in the short aging process consumes the lactose and changes it's chemical signature....(for lack of a better term) so like kuan said, it is not lactose any more.....If you do not make your own...look for organic, all natural or made with raw milk. that should be a better product for your friend to digest.

I am lactose intolerant and the only products I can consume are the items made with the raw milk....this helps because of the natural enzymes that are ussually destroyed during pasturization.
Make a Dairy Farmer Happy and Drink your Milk
Reply
Make a Dairy Farmer Happy and Drink your Milk
Reply
post #8 of 45
Heh Louis Pasture invented pasturization. Typical thing for a dairy farmer to say lol
post #9 of 45
yes yes ,I know. and that was a very good invention. no dis'in the process or the man.....

but much can be said for the value of raw milk
Make a Dairy Farmer Happy and Drink your Milk
Reply
Make a Dairy Farmer Happy and Drink your Milk
Reply
post #10 of 45
I was playing with words there, pasteurization vs pasturization. :D Thank you for your beans and rice suggestions!
post #11 of 45
oopps, my bad.......that was cute...funny funny,.....(forgive me for missing that will you) brother you can tell I am tired.

you are welcomed on the beans and rice....anytime,,,.
Make a Dairy Farmer Happy and Drink your Milk
Reply
Make a Dairy Farmer Happy and Drink your Milk
Reply
post #12 of 45

(empty)


Edited by Luc_H - 10/22/15 at 5:41pm
I eat science everyday, do you?
Reply
I eat science everyday, do you?
Reply
post #13 of 45
my bad........I guess just because I own dairy cows does not mean I know everything there is to know about the milk I get from the cows,

I may not know everything there is to know about the particulars about the raw milk.......but I do know that it is easier to digest...for whatever reason....and It does not make me sick like the store bought milk.

ALL THE DOCTORS I HAVE EVER BEEN TO HAVE TOLD ME THAT I AM LACTOSE INTOLERANT. now I have no idea what is wrong with me.
Make a Dairy Farmer Happy and Drink your Milk
Reply
Make a Dairy Farmer Happy and Drink your Milk
Reply
post #14 of 45

(empty)


Edited by Luc_H - 10/22/15 at 5:40pm
I eat science everyday, do you?
Reply
I eat science everyday, do you?
Reply
post #15 of 45
Good save, Luc (I hope). After visiting France and tasting some of their cheese, I wonder if their disregard to Louis Pasteur made their cheeses better than ours in some way.
post #16 of 45
thank you for that.

you may be right.....it just maybe easier to tell me that I am L.I. who knows...

in anycase the products that I am able to make from the milk that I get from my cows are out of this world and taste so much better than anything I can buy at the stores.....

one day I truly want to get down to the science of all the ins and outs of cheese making......

I have only just begun!
Make a Dairy Farmer Happy and Drink your Milk
Reply
Make a Dairy Farmer Happy and Drink your Milk
Reply
post #17 of 45
Whoa you say drink milk but that little guy on your message is drinking Guinness? Or is that chocolate milk?
post #18 of 45
that is chocolate milk!!!!!!!!!! because I could not get the little mooing cow on that part of my signature. nor could I figure out how to change the color to white....so pretend it is chocolate milk and not beer!!



now go to the kitchen and get your milk and drink it....it is good for you and the dairy farmers will love you.
Make a Dairy Farmer Happy and Drink your Milk
Reply
Make a Dairy Farmer Happy and Drink your Milk
Reply
post #19 of 45
Figure out how to make cheese from chocolate milk, please, special request. I'm sure I would love it :D
post #20 of 45

(empty)


Edited by Luc_H - 10/24/15 at 8:27am
I eat science everyday, do you?
Reply
I eat science everyday, do you?
Reply
post #21 of 45
Thread Starter 
Thank you all so much for the information! I've sent my friend a link to this thread. We do have several good health food stores here (Health Hut and Outpost Natural Foods) which may have the cultured products my friend seeks.

Aside from that, you guys are lots of fun to hang out with! Glad you're here.

Mezzaluna
Moderator Emerita, Welcome Forum
***It is better to ask forgiveness than beg permission.***
Reply
Moderator Emerita, Welcome Forum
***It is better to ask forgiveness than beg permission.***
Reply
post #22 of 45
LUC H blinded me with science!

yes I will try to find a way to make chocolate cheese. (ok that does not sound right)

so OregonYetii, if that works and I am successfull, will I be your best friend?
Make a Dairy Farmer Happy and Drink your Milk
Reply
Make a Dairy Farmer Happy and Drink your Milk
Reply
post #23 of 45
If you send me some chocolate cheese, you will definitely be my friend :D
post #24 of 45
hummm...don't have many friends...certainly could use another.......
I guess I should start the experimenting asap?

ok OregonYeti, I will certainly give it a shot. Wow, Chocolate cheese...definately a first.
Make a Dairy Farmer Happy and Drink your Milk
Reply
Make a Dairy Farmer Happy and Drink your Milk
Reply
post #25 of 45

(empty)


Edited by Luc_H - 10/24/15 at 8:23am
I eat science everyday, do you?
Reply
I eat science everyday, do you?
Reply
post #26 of 45
Luc, thanks :beer:
post #27 of 45
Hummmm......that is truly interesting, BUT I was going to venture into something along the lines of a brie or harder aged cheese. I think I know what I want to do........yogurt cheeses are fun but not too terribly challanging. Of Course if OregonYeti is happy with this recipe....then that settles that. I need not go further.

in anycase, thank you Luc, I love the link and will visit it often. this is good stuff/
Make a Dairy Farmer Happy and Drink your Milk
Reply
Make a Dairy Farmer Happy and Drink your Milk
Reply
post #28 of 45
A recipe:

1 part Brie
1 part Parmesan
5 bars of Droste dark chocolate
3 tomatoes
5 yellow onions
2 cans tuna


Oh wait I lost track, sorry
post #29 of 45
wait, sweetie, where are you going with this???
Make a Dairy Farmer Happy and Drink your Milk
Reply
Make a Dairy Farmer Happy and Drink your Milk
Reply
post #30 of 45
Sorry lost some pages in my cook book and was ending up with a tuna ice cream recipe.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Food & Cooking
ChefTalk.com › ChefTalk Cooking Forums › Cooking Discussions › Food & Cooking › Lactose free sour cream and cream cheese?