Cheese Salt

Cheese Salt

This cheese salt absorbs easily and contains no iodine. Iodine will kill the lactic bacteria in the aging process. Lactic bacteria is important for proper aging of cheese.

Cheese Salt does not dissolve too quickly or slowly.

If a fine grain salt is used in cheese making, it may dissolve too quickly, creating a high brine content near the curd surface which will impede the movement of salt into the cheese.

If a coarse grain is used in cheese making, it will dissolve too slowly and not control culture bacteria activity.

Can I add salt while heating my milk at the beginning of the cheese making process? Salt, that early in the process, will reduce the activity of the cultures in the milk.  Salt is essentially used to slow or stop the bacteria later in the process.

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