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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 cheesemaker.com. 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.

          http://www.cantarefoods.com/

        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 (http://www.dairyconnection.com/hobbyi...) has the best prices (cheesemaking.com 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.