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Calcium Chloride

SKU: 1613
Calcium Chloride

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Calcium chloride is an additive used in cheesemaking used with store-bought milk and goats milk to create a firmer setting curd for easier cutting when 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.

  • 1 oz. bottle.
  • Each bottle contains enough calcium chloride to treat 45 gallons of milk.
  • Usage Rate: Use as directed by your recipe or dilute 1/4 tsp. in 1/4 cup water for each gallon of milk.
  • Note: Do NOT use calcium chloride when making Mozzarella.  It will keep the curds from stretching.
  • Learn more about using additives in home cheesemaking


Storage Information

Store in a cool, dark place.


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Additional Information

UPC 00814598020537


4 Reviews For "Calcium Chloride"

  1. Finally my milk will set!

    by Maryintucsonaz on 06 Mon,2014


    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.

  2. great products

    by padelante on 08 Tue,2015


    Good price, fast delivery excellent products

  3. Great quality

    by Aqua on 07 Tue,2016


    It works wonderfully to make good cheese

  4. Very good product

    by Margi on 08 Thu,2016


    I was very happy because it was a very good product and i'll keep purchasing here in the future.

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  • From Patricia at 1/7/2016 12:24 AM
    • My recipe tells me to use 1/4 tbs of 32% calcium chloride. What is the concentration of this calcium chloride?
    • The concentration of our Calcium Chloride is 32% - 33%.
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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 (http://www.culturesforhealth.com/pomona-universal-pectin.html)
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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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calcium_chloride. There are no animal products, and no alcohol in it.
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