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JoeyVelderrain 10-13-2010 01:28 AM

Home Made Mozzarella for sale?
Do we have any cheese makers on here that would be interested in selling a few pounds of homemade mozzarella cheese? I attempted making some and it was a disaster. But I can't find quality Mozz locally other than the cheap fake stuff that burns in our high temp ovens.


Chef 10-13-2010 05:12 PM

Re: Home Made Mozzarella for sale?
We make our own Mozzarella all the time. If I thought I could ship it i would send it to you no charge...what went so wrong? We teach classes and I find the number one reason people fail at making mozz is they use an aluminum pan! Go to our blog and check out the step by step instructions with photos. I hope that helps!

The Red Dragon Cafe: Homemade Mozzarella Cheese

And if you are ever in the RI area stop by for a lesson!!!

JoeyVelderrain 10-13-2010 08:09 PM

Re: Home Made Mozzarella for sale?
I think my biggest struggle was regulating the temperature, burned the milk first time, second attempt It never curded, I don't think I had the right type of rennet maybe?
I'll check out your site, maybe I'll get inspired to try again...

texassourdough 10-14-2010 04:03 AM

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Hi Joey!

You can also order cheese curd to make your mozz with. I have used Polly-O for years. A good product. Probably a bit hard to locate in North Lousiana but can be shipped in 21 pound bags. I used to order it and cut it into 2 pound chunks and freeze it. (That makes it more economical rather than shipping a small amount.)

Good news is I have found a local source so now I can get it in smaller quanitities.

Chef 10-14-2010 10:54 AM

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joey...check out this video Rikki Carrol the cheese queen making mozzarella, we buy our supplies off the internet from this lady!

Ricki Carroll's 30 Minute Mozzarella on Vimeo


C5dad 12-10-2010 03:16 PM

Re: Home Made Mozzarella for sale?

The trick is to be patient and willing to spoil a batch or two. I used Rikkis recipe and failed miserably -> My nuker is not a 1000 watt unit by any stretch (oh, a pun, not intended.)

If you are interested - go to this site:

This is the holy grail for new and experienced cheese makers - Kind of like this is the place for brick ovens and Za!

My kids like the argentinian cheese - only aged 2 weeks but flavorful and melts wonderful! I use the home made culture route of butter milk or yoghurt.

Best o luck


JoeyVelderrain 02-13-2011 05:59 PM

Re: Home Made Mozzarella for sale?
am I using the right stuff?
the citric acid is the same stuff they put on sour candy.

Tman1 02-13-2011 06:23 PM

Re: Home Made Mozzarella for sale?
I just got something in the mail I ordered from the Wisconsin Cheese Board (free). They have a lot of small cheesemakers there. I'd list some, but I haven't tried anything yet.

Good luck!

lwood 02-14-2011 03:32 AM

Re: Home Made Mozzarella for sale?
That's the right stuff Joey

JoeyVelderrain 02-23-2011 06:19 PM

Re: Home Made Mozzarella for sale?
ok, another failure.
let's dissect my latest one...

the milk:

and this is when I was supposed to be seeing whey and scooping out the curds. All I saw was cottage cheese. whey never appeared.

I used Chef's recipe,
these are the ingredients:
1 gallon of milk
1 tablet of rennet
1/2 teaspoon of lipase
3 tspns of citric acid.

I reached the 90f temp and added the rennet and went on up to 105...nothing but cottage cheese...another gallon of milk down the drain literally.

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