See how to make fresh white cheese from scratch. It’s sometimes called farmer’s cheese or frommage blanc. All you need are milk, buttermilk, lemon juice, and salt. That’s it! The ingredient amounts and Chef John’s simple technique are the keys here. In the video, you’ll see how to develop and then separate the curds from the whey. It’s so much fun and so satisfying to make homemade cheese, following a super-simple technique that goes back generations. Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John's Homemade Cheese. Use your fresh homemade cheese any way you would use cottage cheese, cream cheese, or ricotta cheese. Or simply drizzle a little olive oil and a grind of fresh pepper over the top, and spread it onto toast. Amazing!