Every at-home cheesemaker needs the best, quality ingredients to make the finest homemade cheeses. Whether you’re making a batch of cheese for a quiet night in or to entertain a swell of family and friends, make sure you’re well stocked on top cheese making ingredients.
If you’re a cheese making addict, you’ll undoubtedly need a lot of calcium chloride. Calcium chloride for cheese is highly important in the cheese making process as it helps milk coagulate easier. It’s extremely useful to know how to make calcium chloride for cheese the right way, especially, if you are using store-bought pasteurized milk, low-fat milk, goat’s milk or milk that’s been overheated. The right dosage of calcium chloride will help create the perfect smooth and creamy texture that everyone desires for their cheese.
When using calcium chloride granules, the firsts step is to mix the dry product with water so that you can obtain a precise concentration of 32-33%. In order to achieve this, dilute the calciumchloride by combining it with filtered water in one of the following ratios:
- Add a 2 oz. (56.7g) packet or the equivalent of 16 tsp (5ml) calcium chloride to 16 oz. (473ml) of clean water.
- Or add the 8 oz. (226.7g) packet or the equivalent of 64 tsp (320ml) calcium chloride to 64 oz. (1.89 liters) of clean water.
Of this liquid, use a quarter teaspoon (1.2ml) per every 2 gallons (7.5L) of milk in your recipe. To make measuring and mixing easy, this kit includes its own a plastic bottle. On top of being great for home cheese making, these calcium chloride granules are also a must-have addition to your homemade kefir supplies kit. Lastly, remember to have fun – cheese making is chemistry, an experiment and a bit of an art.
- Kosher certified
- Mess-free plastic bottle included
- 2 oz or 8 oz size options
- Shipping included within the USA
Shipping included within the USA.