LOOKING for: Rennet

LDFebruary 26, 2001


What can one do with rennet? The saleslady at the Health Shop was only able to tell me it was used to make yogourt "and other cheeses", but she didn't know how.

Does anyone know?



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Rennet is an animal enzyme used to curdle milk in making cheese. It is controversial to vegetarians since it is derived from the stomach lining of calves. Cottage cheese, ricotta nad some mozzerella are rennetless. There are also some rennet-like ingredients which do not require killing calves.

Rennet tablets can be used to make cheese, yogurt, custard, junkets, etc. Just search for rennet + recipe


A much easier way to make yogurt is to use a starter.

Scald milk - do NOT boil -
(To scald cook on medium heat until a film forms on the top.)
Then remove from the burner and let cool to approximately 110 degrees.
Pour into jars,
Add approximately 2 tablespoons per quart of either yogurt with live acidofilus cultures or yogurt starter.
You can either then let it rest in either a warm oven (approximately 110 - 120 degrees) or in a warm water bath (water at approximately 110 degrees) for 4 - 12 hours. Michelle Lennon set up a warm water bath in a igloo cooler and let it sit over night. It will start to thicken but will not completely firm up until it is cooled.
Place the jars in the fridge and it's ready to go as soon as it cools.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2001 at 5:04PM
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I've never heard of using rennet to make yoghurt.I have never seen it listed on the labels of commercial yoghurts either.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2001 at 8:36AM
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Can/are bacterial enzymes be used as a substitute for rennet?

    Bookmark   March 9, 2001 at 11:02AM
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You mean...you can specifically buy RENNET? Ewww...

I'm so glad that I'm a vegan


    Bookmark   April 2, 2001 at 9:23PM
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