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Tilsit Cheese Making Recipe

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Tilsit is a mild, semi-soft and buttery cheese that needs only a moderate amount of time for aging. It is perfect for the home cheese maker. Tilsit, because of it's mild flavor, is also the perfect cheese for herb and spice additions.
  • Yield2 pounds
  • Agingtime under 3 months
  • Skill Levelintermediate
  • Author


  • 2 Gallons of Milk (Not UltraPasteurized)
  • 1/2 Packet C21 Buttermilk Culture
  • 1/2 Packet C201 Thermophilic Culture
  • 1/16 tsp C10 Bacteria Linens
  • 1/4 tsp Single Strength Liquid Rennet
  • Salt
  • Calcium Chloride (for pasteurized milk)


  • Good Thermometer
  • Mini Measuring Spoons
  • Knife to Cut Curds
  • Spoon or ladle to Stir Curds
  • M3 Small Cheese Mold
  • Small Colander
  • Butter Muslin
  • Draining Mat
  • Cheese Press or 4-5 lb Weights