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?

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  • April 5, 2011
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Sam1148
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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hardlikearmour
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

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ALittleZaftig
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

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SKK
SKK April 6, 2011

Wow, thank you all

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