Calcium Chloride will help with store bought milk, cold stored raw milk and goats milk produce a firmer setting curd. A firmer curd is easier to cut and produces a larger yield.
Do not use Calcium Chloride when making Mozzarella, it can prevent the curds from stretching.
- Calcium Chloride (concentration of 30-32%)
- 1 oz | 24 gallons of milk
- 2 oz | 48 gallons of milk
- 1 pt | 384 gallons of milk
Store in a cool, dark location
New England Cheesemaking Supply Company
We purchase this product Certified Kosher OU. Then package into various sizes, without Kosher supervision, which voids Kosher certification. We are not, nor do we make any representation to be, under kosher certification.
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Dissolve 1/4 tsp of calcium chloride for every gallon of milk in 1/4 cup cool, non-chlorinated water. Add to milk before adding culture.
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Since I work with goat milk this is my go to product. I use it whenever I need to form a stronger curd. I finally figured out one recipe I have been working on for years due to this product and some experience instincts. So I am very happy with this product.
I always use calcium chloride no matter what the milk is. It gives a better yield and is good for you.
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Great to add to your milk to help make your cheese.
I love a product that does what it's supposed to do, which is becoming more and more uncommon. As a novice, I attempted to make cheddar with ordinary, pasteurized, vitamin D, whole milk from the supermarket. The curd didn't set well at all and instead of cheddar, I ended up with a pretty decent ricotta. At least the milk didn't go to waste. Then I found out about New England Cheesemaking Supply Co. calcium chloride and picked some of this up locally from a homebrew shop. It worked perfectly! The exact same recipe created a perfectly firm curd and a delightful cheese. Literally the only change I'd suggest is to put the concentration information on the label, as I was just following your recipe for making brine and had to come back to the site to make sure it was the proper strength.