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Real animal rennet | for cheese making


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Although there is nothing wrong with microbial rennet, nothing beats real animal rennet in cheese making. Sale: best before 31-5-2022

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What is rennet?

Rennet is a complex of digestive enzymes that is used to give cheese its solid structure (curdling). It is available as a liquid, powder and can be of animal, microbial or vegetable origin. Animal rennet is by far the most used for cheeses and generally considered superior. This type comes from the fourth cow’s stomach: the abomasum. The protein-splitting enzymes chymosin is found in this stomach. This enzyme is only found in the abomasum of calves.

How does it work?

No cheese without rennet. It is a binding agent that causes milk to curdle together. It is also referred to as a coagulant in biotechnology. The solids will eventually become the cheese when you drain the liquid (the whey).

Why from an animal?

  • Although there is nothing wrong with microbial rennet, nothing beats the real stuff in cheese making
  • Very powerful, you need very little of it
  • The use is mandatory in the production of some types of cheese, such as farmhouse cheeses.


  • 25 ml real animal rennet.

Storage instructions

  • Store in the refrigerator. Animal rennet has a notoriously short ‘best before’ date. However, it will work perfectly fine after that. Don’t worry!


  • cottage cheese types/quark/fromage frais: 1 drop / L.
  • soft cheeses: 3-4 drop / L.
  • hard cheeses: 3-4 drops / L.

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