Author Topic: Rennet - Tablet To Liquid Conversion?  (Read 15354 times)

Offline SecondMouse

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Rennet - Tablet To Liquid Conversion?
« on: June 13, 2009, 09:20:25 PM »
Hi, I'm new to cheesemaking and was wondering how much liquid rennet(which I have) equals one tablet. Also, I'm wondering if, generally speaking, animal rennet is more desirable than veg. or vice-versa.

Sorry if maybe I jumped the gun a little with this post. A little more reading pretty much answered my questions. Thanks for your patience with a newby.
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Re: Rennet - Tablet To Liquid Conversion?
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2009, 12:00:30 PM »
Generally 1 tablet equals 1 teaspoon. Unless you've got double strength rennet, in which case 1 tablet equals 1/2 teaspoon.

As far as what type of rennet, that's a more complicated question, involving how many vegetarians you know, how sensitive you are to the bitter rennet flavor, how you feel about GMO foods (though I think very few home cheesemakers use GMO rennet), and how old-world and traditional you want to be with your cheesemaking.

Personally, I have only used double strength vegetable rennet thus far, but next time I purchase, I will try calf rennet, to see if there is any improvement in flavor.

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Re: Rennet - Tablet To Liquid Conversion?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2012, 07:06:11 PM »
Do you have to use more liquid rennet them a tablet? to make mozzarella cheese?