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List: Thailand sourced cheesemaking supplies
« on: June 23, 2012, 11:22:19 PM »
Has anyone found a local source for cheese cultures, rennet, etc. in Thailand? I live in Bangkok and have ordered rennet and cheese cultures from overseas. Got my rennet in three days from the UK; still waiting on the cheese cultures from the U.S. I have not ordered calcium chloroide yet. Is that necessary for store bought pasteurized milk available here? Is there a local source for food grade calcium chloride or do I need to order that from an overseas supplier also. If people could reply to this post with any locally sourced cheesemaking supplies that would be of great benefit to the cheesemaking community (albeit small) in Thailand.

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Re: List: Thailand sourced cheesemaking supplies
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2012, 09:13:16 AM »
Has anyone found a local source for cheese cultures, rennet, etc. in Thailand? I live in Bangkok and have ordered rennet and cheese cultures from overseas. Got my rennet in three days from the UK; still waiting on the cheese cultures from the U.S. I have not ordered calcium chloroide yet. Is that necessary for store bought pasteurized milk available here? Is there a local source for food grade calcium chloride or do I need to order that from an overseas supplier also. If people could reply to this post with any locally sourced cheesemaking supplies that would be of great benefit to the cheesemaking community (albeit small) in Thailand.

i order all my rennet, CaCl, starters , cultures from cheesemaking dot com ...never a problem ( and fair shipping prices)- not having much choices anyways as most other suppliers don't ship to other countries such as thailand ( or they have shipping fees which are on the steep side) 

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Re: List: Thailand sourced cheesemaking supplies
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2013, 12:57:40 PM »
There is a great Cheese and Yogurt supplier in Bangkok, they Produce all the cheese and yogurt locally in Bangkok and you can contact them for some leads about cheese supplies.

They are called HomeMade-Cheese Co.


www.homemade-cheese.com


Best Yogurt in Thailand too. O0 8)

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Re: List: Thailand sourced cheesemaking supplies
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2014, 05:52:54 AM »
Did anybody have any luck contacting the Homemade-cheese.co?

I have been looking on Alibaba and seeing some decent prices for bulk buys of things like rennet and lipase.

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Re: List: Thailand sourced cheesemaking supplies
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2015, 04:56:57 AM »
Did anybody have any luck contacting the Homemade-cheese.co?

I have been looking on Alibaba and seeing some decent prices for bulk buys of things like rennet and lipase.

Hi all, new member here. Very much want to get involved in making cheese. I emailed the Homemade Cheese company and unfortunately they replied saying they don't sell cheese making ingredients.

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Re: List: Thailand sourced cheesemaking supplies
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2017, 11:40:03 PM »
I have hunted for rennet in Thailand as well. Luckily i found 2 sources:
1. Thai company called Thinnakorn Chem. 027297523. They sell rennet 100 grams for 1100 baht
2.   http://thaiartisanfoods.com
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Re: List: Thailand sourced cheesemaking supplies
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2017, 10:29:57 AM »
Thanks!

That sure helps me!

I am in Bangkok too, and was wondering if you guys had any tips on what milk brands to use here?

I have yet to try to make any cheese, since I was still sourcing rennet, but I have read that people have had problems finding milk that is not Ultra Pasteurised in the grocery stores. Ive read that you cannot make any cheese with milk that have had this treatment, so any tips would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: List: Thailand sourced cheesemaking supplies
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2017, 11:53:35 PM »
You can make cheese with ultrapasturized milk , but it is not easy and you do not get good returns on milk to curd ratio.

Hard cheeses will be almost impossible , soft cheeses like. Brie might be possible , with a little practice .

If you have to resort to this type of milk I would add some powdered milk to get a little more solids , and I would let the milk sit longer with the culture than normal before adding rennet let the acid drop lower to get a better curd set.  Maybe double or triple the time the recipe calls for , or a ph of about 6.3 .

You could also try  a modified lactic set cheese ,  do as I mention above then let sit over night in a warm area until curd sinks in whey  then  pour / scoop off as much whey as possible , then scoop out curd into molds if not too runny and let sit overnight again to drain. (If too runny you need to put into cheese cloth and drain over night , mixing a few times to get even draining ) ( then proceed with scooping into molds and draining 24 hrs before salting )

Then salt and let sit out over night again before putting in fridge . 

Smaller is better with this type of cheese , I use molds that are tapered from  1 inch to 1/2 inch and about 3 inches tall .  They are plastic disposable shot glasses with holes drill into them . 

Usually this type of cheese  has PC added to give the white mold and  can be eaten in about 2 weeks but are good until,they dry up and become a grating cheese .

I have never used UP goat milk but it should be better than UP cow milk if it is available .

I think some one in thialand found buffalo milk , search the forums

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Re: List: Thailand sourced cheesemaking supplies
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2017, 11:55:58 PM »
Also found this when search forums , not sure if any of it is still relevant years later

http://cheeseforum.org/forum/index.php/topic,9855.0.html