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Cheese-making stuff

babra40 May 27, 2011 07:39 AM

I'm new to cheese-making and am having trouble finding rennet, etc. Any ideas?

  1. BigSal May 28, 2011 05:12 AM

    Byerly's sells rennet tablets too. If I remember correctly, they are in the baking goods isle (same row as the flour, seasoning, b. powder, etc.).

    1601 County Road C W, Saint Paul, MN 55113

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    1. re: BigSal
      bob s May 30, 2011 02:00 PM

      I think those (Junket brand) are marked as being for custards - I happened to notice them today at Lunds but didn't stop to see what they were. I have no clue how they'd work for cheesemaking. A quick Google search suggests "yes and no."


      But the Junket website has several cheese recipes:


      1. re: bob s
        BigSal May 30, 2011 04:40 PM

        Yes, those are the ones. They work for making cheese too. http://biology.clc.uc.edu/fankhauser/...

    2. j
      Josie May 27, 2011 08:25 PM

      Yes, Midwest Brewing has cheese making supplies, as does Egg|Plant in St. Paul (roughly Selby/Fairview near Blue Door Pub-which is how I found it). I;ve also ordered a kit from Wind Dance Farm & Bob, the owner, is very helpful by email or phone with questions.

      Have fun! I'm loving making cheese!


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        type2runner May 27, 2011 11:34 AM

        I saw cheese making supplies at Midwest Supplies ( home brewer). Check under other products on their web page:


        1. LiaM May 27, 2011 10:31 AM

          I'm sure I've seen rennet at the Seward Co-op, which leads me to think the Wedge and Mississippi Market would be likely to have it as well. I think it was in the cheese section, and if not I'm sure the employees could direct you to it.

          Seward Co-op Grocery and Deli
          2823 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

          1. bob s May 27, 2011 07:46 AM

            I've heard good things about Wind Dance Vineyard in Delano but have no personal experience.


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