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Old 07-24-2008, 01:20 PM   #1
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Can you make mozzarella cheese?

I know you can make ricotta at home, just wondering about mozzarella, we go thru a lot!

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Old 07-24-2008, 01:26 PM   #2
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I can't but you might be able to. The process was just featured in one of my cooking mags. I bet someone else answers before I can find it though. It wasn't terribly difficult.

Look here: http://www.motherearthnews.com/Real-...You-Think.aspx
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Old 07-24-2008, 01:28 PM   #3
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PS bethzaring just replied to Jeenks' tomato thread that she has freshly-made mozz in her fidge. I bet she can help.
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Old 07-24-2008, 01:29 PM   #4
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Trouble is, many traditional italian recipes begin with "first milk your buffalo"
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Old 07-24-2008, 01:30 PM   #5
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LOL!! well I guess I could make a trip to the zoo first.....
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Old 07-24-2008, 01:41 PM   #6
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I bought a cheese making kit, and video....online and i failed miserably. I thought I was doing everything right. But after heating and kneading and pulling ....I ended up with a piece of cheese about the size of a grape. My guess is I did something wrong. Maybe you will have better luck and educate me as to where I messed up
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Old 07-24-2008, 02:58 PM   #7
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yeppers, you can make mozzarella cheese at home.

If your goal is to have some fun chemistry in the kitchen, then go for it.

But if you think you might save money by making it yourself....probably not. Mozz yields about one pound of cheese for one gallon of milk. You probably know what you are paying for 1# of mozz.....is it more than one gallon of milk, plus liquid rennet, cheesecloth, lipase, fresh yogurt and a good thermometer?

Let me impart some cheese wisdom......NEVER name a cheese until after you make it, chances are it will not turn out to be like the recipe title.

Be prepared to have a product (sometimes significantly) different from what you are used to.

Don't believe anyone who says cheese making is easy. It is just as easy as a novice making a fine whisky. Be prepared for disapointments.

Some quick cheesees are easy, such as ricotta, but mozzarella is complicated to get all the steps correct.

Do you still want my recipe?
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Old 07-24-2008, 04:32 PM   #8
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Don't believe anyone who says cheese making is easy. It is just as easy as a novice making a fine whisky. Be prepared for disapointments.


Im proof of this!!!
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yeppers, you can make mozzarella cheese at home.

If your goal is to have some fun chemistry in the kitchen, then go for it.

But if you think you might save money by making it yourself....probably not. Mozz yields about one pound of cheese for one gallon of milk. You probably know what you are paying for 1# of mozz.....is it more than one gallon of milk, plus liquid rennet, cheesecloth, lipase, fresh yogurt and a good thermometer?

Let me impart some cheese wisdom......NEVER name a cheese until after you make it, chances are it will not turn out to be like the recipe title.

Be prepared to have a product (sometimes significantly) different from what you are used to.

Don't believe anyone who says cheese making is easy. It is just as easy as a novice making a fine whisky. Be prepared for disapointments.

Some quick cheesees are easy, such as ricotta, but mozzarella is complicated to get all the steps correct.

Do you still want my recipe?
There's no yogurt in my Mozzarella, and I think it is very easy. Money saver? not so much, except that we then make ricotta out of the whey....
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I would like it. I'm always up for a good catastrophy. I would like to try.
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