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Is cuajo vegan?

Cuajo is potentially vegan - it can be derived from plants or animals. You should ask the manufacturer for more details.

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So, what is cuajo?

Cuajo is a natural enzyme that is commonly used in cheese-making. It is extracted from the stomach lining of young ruminants, such as calves, lambs, or goats. Cuajo is a key ingredient that coagulates the milk and helps it solidify into curds, which are then separated from the whey. It contains a group of enzymes called proteases, which break down proteins in the milk and cause it to thicken. Cuajo is available in liquid or tablet form and is a crucial element in the creation of many traditional cheeses, including Cheddar, Gouda, and Parmesan.

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