Rennet Enzymes :
* Some cheesemakers continue to make and use rennet in this way; the vast majority use commercially processed rennet, which is made by creating a slurry and then subjecting it to a compound which will cause the enzymes to precipitate out. The main enzyme in rennet is rennin, although there are a few other enzymes as well, and the precise content depends on the animal the rennet comes from; sheep rennet, for example, is different from cow rennet.
* Before the rennet can be added to a recipe, it must be dissolved in cool water; dissolution is critical for the rennet to work. One important thing to know when working with rennet tablets is that high heat will deactivate the enzymes, which is why cool water is required for dissolution, and why temperature control of the milk used for cheese, junket, and other foods which call for rennet is very important.