I tried making feta cheese yesterday. I used a mesophilic culture from a well-known cheese supply house and it doesn’t have the “bite” I like with feta. The company I ordered my original kit from is no longer in business. What culture is recommended for a feta cheese, or what did I do wrong?
Just one day?
Feta is assembled in one day but it is pickled in a brine for at least a week. Recipes I've used call for 10 days.
This time gives bacteria extra time to work and make the product more sour.
I've had good success just using buttermilk as my mesophilic starter. I suspect your starter will be better than mine.
Just give it time.