Explore the chemical reaction and formation of curds in cheesemaking through homemade ricotta.
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How does milk turn into cheese?
- Observe how adding an acid chemically changes the milk
- Observe a chemical reaction
- Explain the two main proteins in milk and what role each plays in cheesemaking
acids and bases, chemical and physical properties, solutions and mixtures
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