Where to buy Rennet / Citric Acid Powder?
I know this question was asked last summer, but I thought there might be some new intel on the subject.
My online order hasn't come in and wanted to get started this weekend on some new cheeses.
Does anyone have a local source for rennet, citric acid & starter cultures?
I buy citric acid for canning & pastry at Rainbow Grocery, in the back left corner of the store where the mason jars are kept (citric acid in water keeps things from browning as you prepare apples or whatever). I've never looked for rennet there, but they very possibly have vegetable-based rennet; if you're set on animal rennet Rainbow almost certainly won't have it.
SteveG is correct. You can buy Citric Acid and Vegetable-based rennet at Rainbow Grocery. You need to ask the cheese person they will get it for you. For some reason it is not on their shelves but I'm betting it has to do with the tiny container and high price.
1745 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103
I bought some citric acid recently from Vik's in Berkeley, but I don't think they have rennet.
I just checked at El Cerrito Natural Foods and they led me to the refrigerator spot it would be in if they had it. Alas, they didn't.