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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. New, now in 50 ml bottle. Twice the size.

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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).

Advantages of our animal rennet

  • 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.
  • Including a dropper for precise distributions


  • 50 ml natural animal rennet (enough for 250 liters of milk) (new bottle: double the amount!)
  • Composition: chymosin: 80% pepsin: 20%
  • Strength:  1:18.000
  • 215 IMCU


  • 1-2 ml for every 10 L of milk
  • ( = about. 20-30 drops for 10 L of milk)

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.

Alternative usage

Can also be used to make cottage cheese, fromais frais or quark as this is a yoghurt-like product with a tiny bit of rennet added.

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4 reviews for Real animal rennet | for cheese making

  1. Roel (verified owner)


    Haven't used the products yet?  : I haven't used any products so far so I don't know yet

    Real animal rennet is a little scarce but better for making great cheeses. This webshop can deliver it.

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  2. Chia Pin