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Jun 8, 2005 09:23 AM

where to buy rennet for cheese making?

  • j

i've been searching for this in attempt to make mozzarella, does anyone know where to find liquid rennet or rennet tablets in toronto?

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  1. Fiesta Farms has rennet table in their international food isle

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    1. re: qwerty

      sorry, that was rennet tablets, not rennet table

      1. re: qwerty

        thank you very much for your reply
        unfortunately, i'm hardly ever in the bloor and christie area
        does anyone know of a place that sells rennet tablets or liquid rennet around the yonge and lawrence area?

        1. re: j6p

          Not really a hotbed of home cheesemaking

    2. I don't think you will find anyone in Toronto that sells rennet, believe me I've tried. The only thing you can get is junket rennet and it doesn't work.

      You can However order all cheesemaking supplies including all forms of rennet easily from The New England cheesemaking Company. Its very fast and easy. I got all of the supplies I needed.

      I know it isn't exactly what you were looking for but it's the next best thing.

      good luck

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      1. re: pat

        I too am looking for a source..Does anybody know if there is rennet available, more widely, in Toronto? Thanks..

        1. re: pat

          did you pay a duty tax? Because I am about to go this direction, because its the easy way to get what you need.

        2. Junket, available almost everywhere, would probably work. However, I have no idea how much you would need to use.

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          1. re: embee

            Recommended doze is: 4 grams for 10 liters of milk. One teaspoon for 2 1/2 us gallons of milk

          2. I did a quick google search and found this from "Freeze dried cultures and rennet in tablet form are available in large orders from Chr. Hansens Laboratories Ltd., 1146 Aerowood Drive, Mississauga, L4N 1Y5, 905-625-8157, and from Rhodia Canada Inc., 2000 Argentia Road, Plaza 3, Suite 400, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 1V9, Phone 905-821-4450, Fax 905-821-9339. Call and ask about retail distributors closest to you"
            There were several other Canadian locations as well as the New England source.
            I'm assuming you've been reading "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle"! Loved it myself.


            1. Hello! I just visited CHR Hansen Inc today..20 03 2008. They have moved to Barrie Ontario. 20 Ann St. Suite #8 Barrie Ontario L4N 2C6 Tel: 1 705 792 4006