Homemade Mozzarella, it's so easy! Plenty of Q-view!

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by smokinal, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Great looking mozz there Al.  Thanks for the post I always wanted to try my hand at making cheese.
     
  2. smokeamotive

    smokeamotive Smoking Fanatic

    Great post Al. Went into the to do list. Pasturized is ok, just not "Ultra" Right? Theres a resturrant here that makes Mozzerella at tableside. Wonder how they manage without it taking longer than serving the regular meal?!!
     
  3. shortend

    shortend Meat Mopper

    Wow Al, your blowin' us away again! That money shot of the mozz with the ripe tomato slices, basil leaves and infused olive oil is incredible! I gotta try that. How do you think raw milk would work for makin' Mozz? My office manager is a dairy farmer, and I can get all the raw milk I want. They just can't sell it that way. Just stupid Gov't overreach as usual. It's a lot safer than the FDA would lead you to believe. Today's Dairy farmer is subject to incredibly stringent safety standards. Almost to the point of absurdity. I grew up as a kid on raw milk. We didn't have anything near the standards that they have now, and I'm still kickin'. It was great stuff. Hmmm, nothing like a glass of good, warm, fresh from the cow, milk. I still remember that horrible tasting milk in the little bottles that they made us drink at lunch when I went to Kindergarten!

    ShortEnd
     
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★


    Yes you can use raw milk, but I think you have to heat it to 140, so your basically pasteurizing it yourself. The recipes suggest if you can get un-homogenized milk that's the best.
     
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★


    Yes pasturized is OK. 
     
  6. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Looks great Al!!!

    No new hobbies for me today.....but that does look like some tasty cheese..

    Craig
     
  7. gorilla

    gorilla Fire Starter

    I had to order some supplies after reading this post. Thanks Al!! I've always wanted to try this. 
     
  8. Nice
     
  9. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks AWESOME AL!
     
  10. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Oh yeah thats Great!!! Like I need 1 more thing thats stuck on my mind till I get it done!

    AL.........YOU S**K!!!!! [​IMG]          No not really, just kidding!  Thanks for the awesome post!

    Going to the top of the list! [​IMG]   Now Where did I put that list?.....?

    SOB
     
  11. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    AAAHhhhhhh....Found the List!!  Just got confirmation of my order ....the rennet,citric acid and cheese cloth are on their way!

    Dang you Al!!!!

    Thanks Again!

    SOB
     
  12. saugeyejoe

    saugeyejoe Fire Starter

    Al,  I followed your recipe and made this last night..... Excellent.  Thanks for the recipe.
     
  13. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★


    It's amazing how easy it is to make, and as you know you can't beat the flavor & texture.
     
  14. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    You inspired me Al! Just bought rennet tabs and citric acid tonight. Actually found both in the baking isle of a grocery store. Dying to try this.
     
  15. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★


    Once you try it your hooked for life!
     
  16. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Gonna have to try making some.  I never really knew how it was made before reading your post. Cool.!
     
  17. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    WOW! looks great, and i love the step-by-step ~ makes it easy to follow!

    a great post, and outstanding-looking cheese!
     
  18. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I swear Al....If I have time this weekend I want to make his.    ,,,,and then put some Thin Blue Smoke on it.    Way way way cool post!

    Thanks for sharing this with all of us.
     
  19. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    We can't stop making it, now were starting to experiment with adding some herbs to it. Basil is real good, so is oregano.
     
  20. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member


    I bet thats true !  oooo,,how about a few fresh chives or red pepper....I see it now  : Als Specialty Mozzarella ....new business venture.  heh, ya never know....[​IMG]    I think is way to cool you learned how and shared it with us.
     

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