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Offline Al Lewis

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Re: First try at a Stilton
« Reply #30 on: December 20, 2012, 04:06:45 PM »
Don't know about there but it's about $27.00 a pound here so I'm going to do a 6 pounder first chance I get.  I love it a lot more than I can afford to! LOL


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Re: First try at a Stilton
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2012, 12:22:18 AM »
If you watch the videos very closely of the machines used to pierce the Stiltons at the commercial plants the needles on the machine are angled.  That way they don't have layers of veining but a more even spreading of the blue.  Watch video at 3:41

Thank you for the link.
That is similar to what I did except from top to bottom. Then the other side a week later so they formed an X pattern through the cheese.
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Re: First try at a Stilton
« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2012, 06:40:51 PM »
Plan on doing the same with my next one.  It will be taller then it's diameter though, unlike the last two.  Hopefully that will make piercing at an angle more effective.

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Re: First try at a Stilton
« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2012, 08:12:48 PM »
I look forward to seeing your results.
I am tempted to make a two curd Gorganzola next like the one here http://www.cheesemaking.com/store/pg/31-Gorgonzola-Classic-Picante-.html
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Re: First try at a Stilton
« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2012, 11:38:07 PM »
Good Gorgonzola is readily available here and relatively cheap.  Considering the two day process I think it may be a lot of trouble for little benefit.  I much prefer the Stilton style cheese.


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Re: First try at a Stilton
« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2012, 05:05:02 AM »
Good Gorgonzola is readily available here and relatively cheap.  Considering the two day process I think it may be a lot of trouble for little benefit.  I much prefer the Stilton style cheese.

I have not seen a Gorgonzola here in the shops?
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Re: First try at a Stilton
« Reply #36 on: December 24, 2012, 10:29:03 AM »
We get it here in COSTCO.  They have a good selection of cheeses at a good price.  Unfortunately, in my case, Stilton is not one of them.  LOL