Trying to find lactic acid or kappa carregeenan, which I need for the vegan mozzarella, is impossible in Regina, or even online. I drove to Old Fashion Foods on Victoria Avenue, then to Old Fashion Foods on Quance. No luck. Ok, I said I will try drug stores. I went to 4 different stores and disappointment grew. Even the Hill Avenue compounding pharmacy had none, although I am awaiting a call to see if they are able to order me some. A quick google search of where to find lactic acid in Regina brought up breweries. Wow, what a surprise. Calls to local brewmasters came up stale. I ended up ordering the kappa carrageenan online. It was cost prohibitive to order the lactic acid as the only source is in the United States and the company says delivery can take up to a month. I might, just might, if they have some, ask my daughter's high school if they have some lactic acid in their science lab...
Is kappa carrageenan safe to eat? The Gentle Chef thinks so.
What can I do to substitute the lactic acid I wonder if I cannot get it? Well, I might need to try a citric acid.
For now this recipe for making mozzarella cheese will need to wait until the UPS truck arrives.