TA 61 Thermophilic Starter Culture
TA 61 Thermophilic starter culture can be used to make a variety of hard Italian and Swiss style cheese including Parmesan, Romano, Mozzarella, Provolone, Emmenthaler/Swiss.
The active Temperature range for this culture is 68-125°F with optimum acid production at 104-108°F.
Many of the above suggested cheeses are heated to around 122-128°F, this culture will have little to no acid produced at these high temperatures. Although this culture does not thrive in these hot temperatures, it survives quite well. As the temperature of the cooling cheese falls into the cultures optimum temperature range it begins proper acid production.
- Streptococcus thermophilus
Store in the freezer
Inoculates approximately 250 gallons of milk. Can be divided into 25 gallon batches for farmstead use, or 8-10 gallon batches for home use.
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Use approximately 1/2 tsp for 6-12 gallons of milk. This is an estimated guide for usage. Setting temperature, stage of milk and type of cheese will call for specific amounts to reach proper acidification rate.
Reduce culture amount by 25-50% when using raw milk.
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Wonderful sheep mozzarella
Made some sheep mozzarella and it worked out much better than other cultures, some difference on the recipe compared to cows milk. 1/4 teaspoon for 6 skimmed gallons of sheep milk, 40 drops of single strength animal renet.
Used this yesterday for a Parmesan and today making a Swiss cheese.
Love Making Swiss
This is the culture I have used for Swiss, Jarlsberg, Gruyere, and Parmesan. They have all be fabulous. Other than the single packets, this is the only Thermophilic culture I have used but things just work with it.