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Shopping List by Gianaclis

Shopping List by Gianaclis

Below you will find a handy list of the supplies and ingredients that are found in recipes from "Mastering Basic Cheesemaking," a recently-released new book by Gianaclis Caldwell. Caldwell, of Oregon, is the head cheesemaker and co-owner of Pholia Farm, well-known for its artisan, aged raw-milk cheeses, and for its educational offerings. In addition to Mastering Basic Cheesemaking, Caldwell is the author of several popular cheesemaking books including Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking, The Small-Scale Cheese Business, and The Small-Scale Dairy.

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Flora Danica

Special mesophilic culture blend used for specialty fresh and soft cheeses, sour cream and cultured butter. Popular blend for goat-milk cheeses, Havarti, Baby Swiss, Gouda, Edam, Blue, etc. ON SALE THROUGH MARCH!

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MA 4000 Series

Often referred to as the "farmhouse culture," the MA 4000 series is a very versatile mesophilic culture blend used for a variety of medium to hard cheeses with all types of milk. 

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Thermo B

Thermophilic blend used for Italian cheeses. Contains a blend of the S. thermophilus and L. bulgaricus. 

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Mild ABY-2C Yogurt

Our most popular culture, Mild ABY-2C yogurt culture produces a probiotic yogurt with a very mild flavor and thick body.

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Supreme Coagulant

Vegetarian Double Strength microbial coagulant derived from mucor miehei. Works similar to chymosin. Typically used for fresh and ripened cheeses. Liquid form. 

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Calcium Chloride

Calcium chloride (CaCl2) improves curd-making properties of coagulants and optimizes yields. Calcium chloride is particularly recommended for use in milk that will not coagulate properly or well under normal conditions due to over heat treatment (high-heat pasteurized) or due to low milk solids.

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Citric acid

Citric acid powder (Food Grade USP/FCC): fine white crystalline powder used in acidifying milk and brine solutions for cheesemaking. Often used to acidify the curds when making mozzarella or ricotta. 

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Cheesecloth/muslin

Natural, unbleached, fine weave muslin cheesecloth. Approx. 120-thread count. Very high quality, wash and reuse again and again. Available in two sizes, 1 meter x 1 meter and 1 meter x 3 meter.

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Stainless Steel Curd Skimmer

Our stainless steel perforated curd skimmer is easy to sanitize; large-diameter head makes quick business of curd-scooping.

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Stainless Steel Measuring Spoon Set

This 3-piece stainless steel measuring spoon set is easy to sanitize and perfect for measuring small amounts of culture.

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