Our quick set agar powder (4oz pouch) is the same superior agar powder we use in our dairy-free wheels kit. It also works perfectly with the recipes in our book, One Hour Dairy Free Cheese.
4 ounces of our agar powder will make roughly 8 wheels of dairy-free cheese using our various recipes.
Agar - Gelling powder from two species of red seaweed (Gracilaria and Gelidium). Totally vegan and gluten free.
This agar powder is not available to retail customers anywhere. We source it in bulk and repack it so we can share it with you. We know a lot of vegan cheeses don't firm up because of faulty agar powder so we wanted to set you up for success.
Although it is not the least expensive option out there, this agar powder was the easiest to cook with and fastest to set in our extensive tests.
We are able to mix it with our dairy-free cheese ingredients right in the blender versus having to "activate" it by pre-boiling it on its own. This saves time, frustration and an extra dirty pot but best of all, you end up with beautifully shaped wheels.
We still consider the cheeses semi-soft but they can be shredded when very cold.
Note : Agar set cheeses do melt in their own way (don't expect a pizza cheese stretch) but you have to heat them to over 185 degrees Fahrenheit.
We hope you like this agar powder as much as we do!