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Calcium Chloride

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Calcium Chloride is used with store-bought milk and goats milk to give a firmer setting curd for easier cutting in the making of hard cheeses.  The heat treating process most commercial milk goes through decreases the amount of calcium leading to a less firm curd.  The natural homogenization of goat milk also leads to a less firm curd.

Each 1 oz. bottle contains enough Calcium Chloride to treat 45 gallons of milk.

Store in a cool, dark place.

Note: Do NOT use Calcium Chloride when making Mozzarella.  It will keep the curds from stretching.

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  • From Francine at 1/25/2015 7:57 AM
    • Is this used to make calcium water needed to make vegan yogurt? Do you sell calcium powder on your site?
    • This product is used in cheesemaking. The calcium water called for in our vegan yogurt recipes is included in the box of Pomona's Pectin (
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  • From Emily at 11/8/2012 1:24 PM
    • How long will this keep in the refrigerator? I have the same question regarding the liquid rennet.
    • Calcium Chloride is a salt solution and will keep indefinitely when stored in a cool, dark place.

      Liquid Rennet should be stored in the refrigerator and lasts from 2-6 months, depending on type. See product page for specific information.
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  • From Bass at 3/11/2012 10:11 PM
    • Is this product vegetarian? or does it come from animals? Also, does it contain any alcohol?
    • This is a salt of calcium and chlorine. You can find some information at There are no animal products, and no alcohol in it.
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Customer Reviews

great products Review by padelante

Good price, fast delivery excellent products

(Posted on 8/25/2015)

Finally my milk will set! Review by Maryintucsonaz

I'm pretty new to cheese making. Until I bought this I had terrible luck. My success rate was approximately 50%. I must have poured a dozen and a half gallons of milk down the sink over the course of my first year in cheese making. I wrote to dairies about ultra pasteurizing, went all over town to get milk from different places, and second guessed everything I did. I though it was my fault so much of my milk didn't set. It wasn't me it was my milk. I've made cheese 6 times since ordering this product. Every batch has set perfectly. This is a small price to pay for how much the product has helped me.

(Posted on 6/15/2014)

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