Making Cheddar Cheese at Home!

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Hello Everyone!

I am making cheddar cheese at home soon, and I would like to know if anyone has a few tips!

Curious about the mesophilic starter... I saw i can just let buttermilk age and it will give it to me?

Also a good homemade cheese press is in order, and I'm thinking about using PVC pipe and whatever else I find.

For the weight specification I will just use weights...

Any suggestions from an expert out there?
 
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I am not an expert, just make chevre from our goats milk at home.  While we have tried a culture from buttermilk it didn't work as well as a proper mesophilic enzyme.  Am waiting to get a proper aging room before I do a cheddar or other cheeses that need some time to age. As far as molds go, there are a variety of ways to fake it, it's mostly a matter of trial and error.  best of luck.,
 
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mesophilic enzyme?  is that rennet (from stomachs of animals)?  or something else?
 
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sorry, made an error in saying meso enzyme.it's a bacteria while rennet is the stomach enzyme.
 
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