How Do You Make Mozzarella Cheese At Home?
Mozzarella is a stringy, white cheese that originated in Italy. It is available in vacuum-sealed packages in the dairy section of most supermarkets. Mozzarella is used for making pizza and many other Italian dishes. Here are some tips to help you make your own mozzarella cheese at home: Over medium heat, cook the milk in a six to eight quart stainless steel pot. Add the citric acid and lipase mixtures and stir. Gradually heat the milk until it reaches 88 degrees Fahrenheit. While waiting for the milk to reach the desired temperature, stir periodically to prevent burning. The curd, or solid part of the mixture, should begin forming at this point. Add the calcium chloride and rennet mixtures and stir frequently while gradually heating the mixture to 105 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the mixture has reached 105 degrees, remove it from the heat. Cover the pot and allow the mixture to sit for fifteen minutes. During this time, the rennet will divide the curds (solids) and whey (liquids). Place t