Thanks Lofty! About the color: I just followed the "Iratherfly manual": First two weeks wash the tops, flip them next day and wash the tops, but second week I only washed once.
I don't know when it will be best flavored and it's so beautiful being a full round that it feels like a shame to open it. decisions, decisions!
Thanks Tiarella!. Well, I'm lucky to have still another 5 Rebs waiting for me and at least one has to survive until Christmas.
When the party was over yesterday evening all Reblochon was gone (they loved it and the smell was absolutely less then during the washing period) and a small part of the Gouda was left over.
Besides that I have lent my "Tim Smith" to one of the neighbours. She is a teacher and is thinking about buying a starter set to teach the children about making cheese.....