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Feb 7, 2014 06:17 PM

Sodium Citrate?

Does anyone know of a local source for purchasing sodium citrate? I have not been able to locate it using Google or searching these forums.

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  1. you might try here:
    not sure what you need it for, but i know it's used in cheesmaking, and they carry some cheese making supplies. good luck.

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    1. re: chez cherie

      Thanks, Chez Cherie! I've just emailed them to ask.

      I'd like to make cheese sauces the Modernist Cuisine style, but I cannot find the sodium citrate that is supposed to perfectly emulsify the sauce.

    2. Also used in pickling, I think. Used to be called sour salt, but in recent years that term seems to refer to citric acid which I believe isn't the same thing. I've been meaning to try sodium citrate for a smooth melting cheese blend too, just haven't found it locally even at restaurant supply places, and never ordered it online.

      1. FYI, I never did find a local supplier and ended up buying it on Amazon. Awesome! But, I'd love to find recipe ideas other than cheese sauce. If it really is a miraculous emulsifier, I wonder if it would work for mayonnaises or hollandaise.