Super easy...Deb don't get mad at me, I bought one of the kits with the rennet, citric acid, cheese salt, cheese cloth and thermometer...It was super easy. I didn't see the recipe posted in any of the other threads on the step by step process everyone else tried so I just went with the directions in the kit. 1/4 tab of rennet in 1/2 c water set aside. 1 cup water w/ 1 1/2 tsp of citric acid, stir til desolved, add gallon of whole milk. Stir and bring to 88 degrees over medium heat then take off heat. Add renet mixture, stir for 30 seconds then let sit for 5 - 8 minutes. "Slice" curd into 1 in squares with knife then slowly stir curds. Dump whey, add curds to microwave bowl. Heat for 1 minute, start forming ball, dump any whey. As it cools heat 35 seconds continue mixing/stretching. I had to heat one more time at 35 seconds and the ball became stretchy, shiny and what I thought was done. I let it cool and fridged it. I think it was awesome! Oh I also added 1 tsp cheese salt after the first minute in the microwave and when I started "streching". Could've used maybe a little more salt, but I got scared when I read smoked's notes...I will definitely do again! Can't wait for summer tomaters and I can make a truly from scratch lasagna! Next one (mozz)I will try some smoke on...
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3/20/07 at 6:50pm