I recently found ground annatto at the supermarket. This is the same stuff that is in the cheese coloring liquid from New England cheese. Has anyone ever used this in powder form, or made a liquid of it?
Can somebody post the ingredients of the annatto based cheese dye from cheesemaker.com, if it has them. I’m going to try and make some solutions. Annato powder in water gives a red/pink color, a bit weak. If you put it in alcohol you get a very nice orange color.
as Neil said, make concentration, and add to milk until u get nice color;
no idea about alcohol effects , but, if u have to use alcohol, make ur concetration using pure alcohol (no taste) and boil so the alcohol will evaporates , then use it
nice idea for all cheese makers i want to share ,,,, example cheddar or gouda
make two pots of cheese batch (identical) , BUT one with annatto and the other without, make cheese in both pots (same time and procedures) , when u get to mold it, mix two curds from both pots (few from first pot, and few from second, and press… u will end up with very very nice cheese ... i will post picture so u can see it