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Homemade mozzarella

yumyumyogi Mar 3, 2012 02:59 PM

Does anyone have a good recipe for homemade mozzarella that WORKS? I'm writing on behalf of my husband who works on a farm with excess organic raw milk. He's made a few batches, but they've all turned out rock hard. He's got good technique so I'm thinking he just needs a good recipe.

  1. chefj Mar 3, 2012 03:05 PM

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/557305
    there are links on how to and a recipe towards the end of the thread

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      Madrid Mar 3, 2012 03:24 PM

      check out cheesemaking.com. recipes, tips, etc. from a cheesemaker in Western Mass.

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      1. re: Madrid
        chefj Mar 3, 2012 03:29 PM

        It is linked in the thread posted above.

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          m
          Madrid Mar 3, 2012 03:37 PM

          thanks...didn't have time to read that whole thread, but I will!

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        sandylc Mar 3, 2012 06:32 PM

        http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes...

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          arjunsr Mar 3, 2012 09:41 PM

          i think more than recipe you should find someone who does it and learn from them. basics aren't hard. its just rennet/pulling the curds in boiling water. from my understanding its just an art form, over working the curds is like overworking a dough and get tough cheese. you have to know when its ready.

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            thimes Mar 4, 2012 04:08 AM

            he could be overworking it which can create tough cheese

            but also could be the final pH it sounds (haven't tried testing this)

            http://biology.clc.uc.edu/fankhauser/...

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