the lining membrane of the fourth stomach of a calf or of the stomach of certain other young animals.
the rennin-containing substance from the stomach of the calf.
a preparation or extract of the rennet membrane, used to curdle milk, as in making cheese, junket, etc.
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How to use rennet in a sentence
Dosed with rennet—an enzyme produced in a calf’s stomach—it separates into the curds and whey beloved by Miss Muffet, ready to be drained, molded, and fermented into cheese.The Next Hottest Alternative Milk Comes from Microbes | Aryn Baker | July 22, 2022 | Time
Precision fermentation, which has been used for many years for insulin, or food ingredients such as rennet, is already presenting remarkable progress, potentially solving protein and other production gaps.Why We Must Revolutionize Food Systems to Save Our Planet | Miray Zaki | October 1, 2021 | Time
It is also obtained by the use of rennet, and the process of curding milk is simply the coagulation of its caseine.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry | Thomas Anderson
If newer than 12 months, the rennet is thought to make the cheese heave or swell, and become full of eyes or holes.
Some even recommend, that the liquid rennet should not be used until it is at least two months old.
If only one has been infused, and the rennet is intended for immediate use, the infusion requires only to be skimmed and strained.
The acidity of the lemon will, no doubt, increase also the coagulating power of any rennet to which it may be added.
British Dictionary definitions for rennet
the membrane lining the fourth stomach (abomasum) of a young calf
the stomach of certain other young animals
a substance, containing the enzyme rennin, prepared esp from the stomachs of calves and used for curdling milk in making cheese and junket
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