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What is rennet? What types of rennet do you use to make your cheese?

Rennet is an enzyme that helps coagulate the milk during the cheesemaking process. Since 2016, we have utilized fermentation-produced rennet that has Kosher and Halal certification and is vegetarian. We believe it closely mimics the flavor and quality profiles of a traditional bovine rennet. 

Fermentation-produced rennet is very common in the cheesemaking industry due to its ability to minimize the risk of a bitter flavor profile.

The exact method of making this fermentation-produced rennet is proprietary. However, it is important to note that our rennet is classified as “not genetically engineered” by USDA bioengineered food labeling regulations. Furthermore, we do not use rennet that is produced by any pharmaceutical company.

If you are looking for cheese made with animal rennet, we recommend our Maker's Reserve Cheddar in the 2014, 2013, 2012, or 2010 vintages.

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