pH and Acid in Cheesemaking

In this video I go over the intricacies of monitoring pH at different stages of cheesemaking – including what that pH tells you after the cheese is done or partially through aging. I throw in tips and suggestions for how to control acid production in the vat and why it matters! I sure wish it had chosen a frame with my eyes open!

This 24 minute video is useful for cheesemakers at all levels, unless you are brand new to cheesemaking and not quite ready for some deeper science.


Published by Gianaclis Caldwell

Cheesemaker, Author, Consultant, Goat Farmer, Co-Owner Pholia Farm Creamery

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  1. That was great, just what i needed! It really helped put some of what I’ve read in your Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking book. I haven’t ventured into hard cheeses yet. I’ll view this a few more times..taking notes and maybe feel comfortable enough to try. Although I’ll have to wait until the girls kid. Thank you for taking the time to create this!

  2. HI in your book the Mastering artisan cheese making …. the recipes u.s.a litres or europen litres ? I am not sure if I have to convert them,

  3. Hi there, If you are in Europe, then you can use the litre and kilogram measurements in the recipes. In the US, we don’t use (sadly!) litres. A quart is our comparable. So hopefully I and my publisher did all of the EU conversions properly!

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