Rennet - is it possible to use vegetables?

Been wanting to make cheese and when I get to the part about calf stomach linings for the rennet I back away. Are there other methods?

  • Posted by: SKK
  • April 5, 2011
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SKK April 6, 2011
Wow, thank you all
 
ALittleZaftig April 6, 2011
Or try one of these, where you wouldn't have to order a whole cheesemaking kit:
http://www.smalldairy.com, http://www.glengarrycheesemaking.on.ca, http://www.cheesemaking.com, http://eggplantsupply.com
 
hardlikearmour April 5, 2011
There's a company called Urban Cheesecraft that puts out cheese making kits that use vegetarian rennet. http://www.artfire.com/users/urbancheesecraft
 
Sam1148 April 5, 2011
Google for vegetable rennet. But consider, even marshmallows, gelatin etc. Are made from similar animal products (Or which you really don't want to hear the details).
I don't think all but the most 'artisan' cheese makers create their own rennet.
It's available in tablet form from suppliers for the home cheese maker.

 
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