Sunday, January 20, 2013

First Mozzarella

So the first batch of Mozzarella was a success, it stretched the way it is supposed to and was firm, shiny and tasty.

They say that there is nothing like sampling warm fresh cheese, I would concur with that sentiment.

It melted nicely on the pizzas, Marilyn hid the other goodies like red pepper, onion, and kalamata olives under the cheese.

I used regular old grocery store milk, Country Fresh brand.  The curds that developed were small and didn't need to be cut.  I used 1/8 tsp of Calcium Chloride, I'll try 1/4 tsp. next time to see if we get a better curd.

I will need to figure out something to do with all of the whey that is left over.  I saved two quarts.  I'll probably use it in bread.

Next time I'll weigh the finished product before we start sampling it. There was a nice big log of cheese, plenty for the two pizzas with almost half left over.  Most of that has been subsequently eaten.

Overall very satisfying.

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