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Re: Artisan Vegan Cheese

Postby gladcow » Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:26 am

the issue I have with rejuvelac isn't so much that it's gross...
- is there a wheat free work around?
- is it possible to not die if you're not an expert? (like, I'd never make dairy cheese, either. this is also why I don't can & don't have a pressure cooker)
- do the spent grains just get tossed? (waste!)
- my habits (I know I won't make rejuvelac regularly, so why start?)
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Re: Artisan Vegan Cheese

Postby Emiloid » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:34 pm

Based on what I've read, you can definitely make rejuvelac with other grains. In fact, quinoa is supposed to be one of the best-tasting and most reliable!
With regard to waste: You can make two batches from one cup of grain.... that's about 6-8 cups of liquid, so it's not a huge amount of waste. If you have a compost pile (or just toss them outside?) they can enrich your soil and/or feed critters.
It doesn't seem like you have to be an expert to make it, but I need to try again. I'm not sure if what I made is what it's supposed to be like. I want to try with quinoa.

Also, my verdict on the cheese I made is... it's not very appealing. It's too sweet and smells weird. It might smell like cheese, and maybe by now I'm over that being a good smell?!? I did eat a bite or two and suffered no ill effects.
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Re: Artisan Vegan Cheese

Postby quagga » Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:17 am

Aw, too bad it wasn't up to your expectations, but I'm glad you didn't get ill.
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Re: Artisan Vegan Cheese

Postby Dugan » Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:17 am

I'm so sorry it didn't turn out well. Given the vagaries of rejuvelac it'd be interesting to know how consistent a recipe made from them can be.
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Re: Artisan Vegan Cheese

Postby Emiloid » Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:36 am

I'm sure you'll all be horrified to know that I didn't throw out the cheeze... and when I tried it a few days later it was better. Kind of swiss-like. I haven't checked it since I got back, but I might later, if it smells OK. (I was out of town this week for work and to visit my mom.)

Wersh me luck!

Oh, I also bought some freakin' expensive Kite Hill brand "White Alder" nut cheeze when I was out of town. I hope it's good. It better be good.....
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Re: Artisan Vegan Cheese

Postby Emiloid » Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:47 am

OK, I'm back. The Kite Hill stuff is GOOD. Not quite as creamy as cow-milk brie, but really close! It has a rind and everything. Yum. I wish I were really rich and lived in the Bay Area so I could get more.

I tried the Artisan cookbook cheeze again and it's still OK.

The store-bought one lists cashew milk and macadamia nut milk as ingredients, which is totally different from the recipe I tried from the Artisan Vegan Cheese book. The recipe I used called for blended cashews.
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Re: Artisan Vegan Cheese

Postby Emiloid » Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:30 am

Hey guys (gals), I'm still alive! Not sick or anything. :p

OK, letting this go now. I want to try making cultured cheeze, but maybe from a different book. Speaking of which, does anyone know if this book has recipes for cultured cheezes that are based on nut milks (rather than nut paste)?
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Re: Artisan Vegan Cheese

Postby Shiva » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:59 pm

Em, there's one recipe that uses soy milk, and some that use yogurt.

I'm donating my copy to the VE community. Holler if you want to borrow it.
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Re: Artisan Vegan Cheese

Postby gladcow » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:28 pm

I GOT A YOGURT MAKER AT VALUE VILLAGE!

I don't know if it works. it's from 1974.
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Re: Artisan Vegan Cheese

Postby Ariann » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:34 am

Yeah, I am still a askeerd of rejuvelac. It might not kill me, but will it kill small children? I heard it is available retail, but haven't found any. Also, it seems like the same concerns would apply as do with home sprouting which is supposed to be a no no because stuff could harbor bacteria inside the seeds or grains.
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