Homemade Mozzarella Cheese

Homemade Mozzarella Cheese

Mozzarella Cheese
Makes One Pound 

1 Gallon Whole Milk
​1/4 tab Vegetable Rennett (Dislove in 1/4 cup cold water)
1 1/4 t Citric Acid (Dissolve in 1/4 cup cold water)
1 1/4 t Cheese Salt

Add citric acid to milk in large pot.  Stir while heating to 90F, once milk reaches 90F turn heat off and add Rennett.  Stir for 30 seconds.  Let pot sit for 30 minutes.  Cut curds with knife 1 inch by 1 inch by 1 inch.  Separate curds from whey I usually scoop them out with a slotted spoon.  Once curds are all in cheesecloth I hang the curds from a cabinet doorknob over the sink.  Once drained place curds into a microwave safe bowl.  Heat for 1 minute in microwave then drain excess whey.  Heat for an additional 30 seconds, drain excess whey.  Wearing plastic gloves as molten mozzarella is very hot begin to stretch your cheese.  As you are stretching your cheese add salt.  Stretch the cheese until it is shiny and smooth.

     We love to have home made pizza on dinner date night.  Last night I posted the pizza dough recipe tonight you get home made mozzarella.  I hope you enjoy your pizza nights!

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