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Cheese Salt - Buying In Bulk
« on: September 24, 2012, 10:38:54 AM »
Hi folks,

I'm new to this board and cheesemaking. Can anyone tell me where I could purchase cheese salt in bulk? I can only find them in 8 oz bags.
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Re: Cheese Salt - Buying In Bulk
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012, 10:42:09 AM »
Your local swimming pool supply will have bulk salt. Read the label to be sure there is nothing but NaCl in the mix. I get 25 pounds for about $12 or so.
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Re: Cheese Salt - Buying In Bulk
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2012, 12:40:18 PM »
Thanks so much. Is bulk the salt the same as cheese salt?
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Re: Cheese Salt - Buying In Bulk
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2012, 01:08:34 PM »
Pickling salt is also pure NaCl, about $1.69 for 4 pounds at the grocery store. 

Yes, cheese salt is pure salt.  Iodine and anti-caking agents cause problems with cheese development. 

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Re: Cheese Salt - Buying In Bulk
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2012, 01:33:24 PM »
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Re: Cheese Salt - Buying In Bulk
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2012, 07:18:52 AM »
Cheese salt tends to dissolve a bit more easily than canning salt.  I use kosher salt in cheese making and it works very well.  If I run out, though, I resort to canning salt, which I always have plenty of.