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Mozz Cheese: Where to buy Rennet and Citric Acid in San Diego? [Moved from Home Cooking Board]

ajm1555 Feb 28, 2008 02:27 PM

Looking to make Mozzarella cheese and I need to know where to buy rennett and Citric Acid in san diego. Preferably in or around the La Jolla area.

I also may need Lipase too, but not as important.

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  1. mnosyne RE: ajm1555 Feb 28, 2008 04:48 PM

    Save wear and tear on your car and buy from New England Cheesemaking on line. It's fast and the service is excellent.


    1. Alice Q RE: ajm1555 Feb 29, 2008 07:20 AM

      If you can't wait for mail order - you might try Great News in PB. I would call first though, because I haven't seen it there that I know of. If you do find it, let us know where would you?

      1. Josh RE: ajm1555 Feb 29, 2008 08:00 AM

        I know you can buy citric acid at chemical supply places. If you google this, you should find several. I bought some at a place down on Morena Blvd, but they appear to be gone.

        1. nileg RE: ajm1555 Feb 29, 2008 11:56 AM

          You can usually find Citric Acid in the Jewish/Kosher foods section of the supermarket labeled as "Sour Salt."

          1. cgfan RE: ajm1555 Feb 29, 2008 02:40 PM

            This might end up being a false lead, as I don't recall too clearly, but I believe I saw it once at the market Mona Lisa in Little Italy. Not that it's a related product, except that they're both for at home, artisanal food production, but they even carried two sources for natural hog casings there! Perhaps a phone call might be in order...

            BTW I once looked into making my own mozz but decided to hold off on it when I found out about the very low yields per volume of milk... But please do report your results here! I'm still very interested to see what you come out with!

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              Carojc80 RE: ajm1555 Jun 8, 2013 03:47 PM

              Curds and Wine, 7194 Clairemont Mesa Blvd San Diego, CA 92111

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                DougOLis RE: ajm1555 Jun 9, 2013 09:49 AM

                For a second I thought cgfan was back. :(

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                  Tinaassi RE: ajm1555 Dec 23, 2013 08:04 AM

                  You can find citric acid at sprouts in the bulk section where the spices are and you can buy rennet at Jimbos in carmel valley

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