Why won't my mozzarella curds come together? Melt down a semi-firm melting cheese like Jack, Gruyère, Jarlsberg, low-moisture mozzarella, or the aforementioned cheddar on its own and it’s likely to throw a tantrum, turning into a … If you don't do that, the curds won't spin, and if they don't spin and stretch, then you can't make a firm cheese, it'll just stay like jelly. The recipe I'm using just warms the milk to 91 actually, but who's counting, then hold it there while adding the culture and rennet, keep holding it there for 15 minutes until it's set, cut the curd, keep it at 90 degrees for 30 minutes while the curd shrinks (stirring occasionally to break it up), then draining and letting the curds … It's also very important to let the curds acidify, which essentially means letting it sit around for a while. March 03, 2019 08:50. by Kelsey If you were trying to make mozzarella and you ended up with a bunch of rice-like curds that won't stick together, this is an example of curds … How to Make Successful Quick Mozzarella Curds: This recipe, often called '30-minute Mozz' or 'Quick Acid Mozz,' is pretty popular (because of '30-Min Mozz' kits found at cheese and DIY / crafting stores) … The curds … Re: Curd won't melt « Reply #10 on: February 10, 2010, 12:38:15 PM » You might also heat/melt the cheese in the whey, as Debbie just pointed out it will have the same pH as the cheese so it won't …