I received an interesting comment on my Greening of Gavin blog today about my Parmesan recipe.
Did you realize the youtube video is different to your recipe. I have tried it both ways and the video is the best using light milk, I am though having a problem with the rennet after 45 min it’s still not set, any suggestions?
Well, interesting observation and question. I watched the youtube video with the recipe in hand, and noticed that yes the milk quantities were different in the video, however the resulting milk fat content is the same. When making Parmesan style cheese, you are looking for a fat content of around 2 to 2.5%.
I have experienced this problem of no curd set before with poor quality milk. Sometimes milk is
ultra heat treated which affects the structure of the caesin which even with the addition of calcium chloride will still not set. Find a really good source of non-homogenised milk and the 2.5ml of rennet should work better.
Additionally, I have just changed the recipe in each version of the ebook to reflect 1/2 teaspoon so the US measurement dosage is slightly higher. Those people who were using 2.5 ml will be fine. This is to allow for dubious quality some commercially produced milk. I am sorry if this has caused angst during anyones cheese making session. Just remember though, try and source the best quality milk possible that has not been heat treated other than normal pasteurization.
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