Cheese is a dairy product, derived from the milk. Rennet is added causing casein to coagulate and the solids collected to be pressed into the finished cheese
Cheese is a dairy product, derived from milk and produced in wide ranges of flavors, textures and forms by coagulation of the milk protein casein. It comprises proteins and fat from milk, usually the milk of cows, buffalo, goats, or sheep. During production, the milk is usually acidified and the enzymes of either rennet or bacterial enzymes with similar activity are added to cause the casein to coagulate. The solid curds are then separated from the liquid whey and pressed into finished cheese. Some cheeses have aromatic molds on the rind, the outer layer, or throughout. Over a thousand types of cheese exist. Their styles, textures and flavours depend on the origin of the milk (including the animal's diet), whether they have been pasteurised, the butterfat content, the bacteria and mold, the processing, and how long they have been aged for. Vegetarian alternatives to rennet are available; most are produced by fermentation of the fungus Mucor miehei, but others have been extracted from various species of the Cynara thistle family.

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  1. grumpyoldman

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  2. P

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  4. medtran49

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  5. realfastkitchen

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  6. realfastkitchen

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  10. GadgetGuy

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  12. blades

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  13. blades

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  16. Morning Glory

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  17. detroitdad

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  18. J

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  20. The Velvet Curtain

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