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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?

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  1. bob s RE: babra40 May 27, 2011 07:46 AM

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


    1. LiaM RE: babra40 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

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        type2runner RE: babra40 May 27, 2011 11:34 AM

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


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          Josie RE: babra40 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!


          1. BigSal RE: babra40 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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              bob s RE: BigSal 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 RE: bob s May 30, 2011 04:40 PM

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

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