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Dec 11, 2008 03:14 PM

Making cheese in San Diego

anyone here make their own cheese? Is there a local store that I can buy the enzymes and such to make my own?

I started making my own simple white cheese after seeing a Youtube video, and want to step up to more complex cheese.

I know a few beer places that make their own beer cheese but am not aware of any restaurants that make their own (RIP Region).

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  1. what kind of cheeses do you want to make? You can make some simple with lemon juice as a coagulant.

    You could get real rustic and get the 'cuajo' stomach of a cow and use that as the enzyme.

    1. I bought some tartaric acid from The service was quick, and the product was great and relatively inexpensive.

        1. re: oerdin

          BTW I don't know if this helps but I know Cantre Foods is the largest cheese maker in the county so contacting them might help you get your hands on rennet or citric acid.

        2. I'm looking to start making more complicated cheeses too. I was planning on ordering cultures online ... from what I can tell, Dairy connection ( has the best prices ( only sells one-batch packets, whereas the Dairy Connection sells larger quantities for the same price!) .

          I would love to try making some different cheeses, but I am reluctant to drop a ton of money... perhaps if you're interested, we could go in on it together and buy a few different cultures and split them, that way we could both have some options (and save on shipping - have to do 2-day priority, so it's not supercheap)? Just a thought....

          1. I will have to look at these websites. I was really hoping Great News or a little market would have the supplies.

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            1. re: MrKrispy

              I checked once at great news and they didn't have any of it.