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 first 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 calcium chloride by combining it with filtered water in the following ratio:
Mixing instructions: Pour 3.3oz.(97ml) of cold water into the 4oz. bottle. Add 1oz.(by weight) of the CC granules. Mix & allow to cool, add the remaining 1oz. of CC granules. Wait for the CC solution to cool and clarify. This will make a 32-33% solution. To make larger quantities of the liquid calcium chloride, use multiples of the above amounts.
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 any of our cheese making kits. 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.