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Where can I buy rennet for making cheese locally?

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mary134e Aug 19, 2010 04:58 AM

I used to use Junket Rennet tablets to make cheese. But it's been a long time and I can't seem to find anyone who carries it -- or any brand. I live in Burbank, so SFV, Hollywood, WeHo, Glendale areas are closest. Does anyone know of any markets that carry it?

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  1. soniabegonia RE: mary134e Aug 19, 2010 10:35 AM

    got some from this place last yr. still have most of the tablets in my freezer.

    http://www.homebeerwinecheese.com/

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      mary134e RE: soniabegonia Aug 19, 2010 04:56 PM

      Thanks, it's further than I can go, but I'll send someone to check it out. The site lists what I need, so I think this is my best shot.

    2. Monch RE: mary134e Aug 19, 2010 10:40 AM

      I find mine at my local Whole Foods. Actually in the spice aisle.

      My suggestion would be to call your local WF and see if they handle rennet.

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        mary134e RE: Monch Aug 19, 2010 04:58 PM

        I tried two Whole Foods, and, not finding it, asked. One store no one knew what I was talking about, the other offered to order it for me.

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        krick RE: mary134e Aug 19, 2010 11:06 AM

        Animal or vegetable? If you're looking for animal rennet, the only place in LA that I've found to carry it is the Home Beer, Wine and Cheesemaking shop in Woodland Hills (see website link in soniabegonia's post). They have it in both liquid and tablet form.

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          mary134e RE: krick Aug 19, 2010 05:00 PM

          Thanks for replying. I'm settling for vegetable and found it in the little Food For Life store here in Burbank at the same price listed at HBWC.

        2. SaltCod RE: mary134e Aug 20, 2010 10:51 AM

          The Silverlake Cheese Shop carries it too. I just got some tablets there a couple weeks ago.

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            Mr Taster RE: SaltCod Jun 27, 2013 04:17 PM

            I called the Silverlake Cheese Shop when I was looking for cheesemaking supplies a few months ago, and they told me that all they sold was kits. How extensive is their selection?

            Mr Taster

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            thursday RE: mary134e Aug 20, 2010 06:23 PM

            Looks like you found it already, but I've seen it on the shelves of the Whole Foods at Riverside and Coldwater in Studio City.

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              lavonne RE: mary134e Jun 27, 2013 02:07 PM

              June 2013: Found them at Venice Whole Foods near the yogurts. Bravo Whole Foods!

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