Looks like I'll have to move on to Trial Number Two
. Early results for this cheese are not promising.
For the second time, I put my new trier
to work, sampling the inner spaces of this cheese. The rind itself was a little more resistant than previous washed rind cheeses. The core sample (what I was able to extract) was fairly dry, crumbly, and somewhat acidic. Looks like you called it right, Sailor. The berries really brought the paste to its knees. Kids, don't try this at home!
I vacuum-sealed it to forestall any additional moisture loss and will relegate it to the longer aging suite at the back of the cave in hopes that additional time alone will help to correct the error of its ways.
If it continues to disappoint down the road, this cheese experiment will prove neither creamy
nor a delight