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Re: Today Valençay day !
« Reply #30 on: December 24, 2012, 03:03:18 PM »
Okay, plans are changed. No cheese for desert at the Christmas diner, but home made garlic icecream with melting chocolate cupcakes.
So my mother in law who is having here birthday at Christmas Eve, was surprised with some cheese for the visitors. And I made pictures of the Valencay...

And a bit closer:


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Re: Today Valençay day !
« Reply #31 on: December 24, 2012, 06:07:11 PM »
Herman,  a cheese to you for SUCH a beautiful cheese!!!!!  Very NICE!!!  I bet it was extremely tasty also.  It doesn't look like ski skin to me....were you thinking of a different cheese or am I not remembering correctly what you posted?  let's keep experimenting with this make and see what we can do to slow down the PC.  We can use the buddy system of research.   ;D

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Re: Today Valençay day !
« Reply #32 on: December 24, 2012, 06:48:16 PM »
Very good job!  Hopefully I'll get some goats milk one day.  How does the charcoal compare with grape vine ash?

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Re: Today Valençay day !
« Reply #33 on: December 25, 2012, 05:26:42 AM »
How does the charcoal compare with grape vine ash?
I have really no idea. Bought this ash from my German supplier. I know they offer more ash but since this was the smallest amount (and my first buy of ash) I didn't compare the differences.

Herman,  a cheese to you for SUCH a beautiful cheese!!!!!  Very NICE!!!  I bet it was extremely tasty also.  It doesn't look like ski skin to me....were you thinking of a different cheese or am I not remembering correctly what you posted?  let's keep experimenting with this make and see what we can do to slow down the PC.  We can use the buddy system of research.   ;D
Thanks Kathrin, yes it was extremely tasty. It was pretty warm in the room, so it might be possible that this was causing a slight creaminess just below the skin. I certainly want to try this one more often and I will do some research on the forum as well. Good idea to share research this way!
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Re: Today Valençay day !
« Reply #34 on: December 25, 2012, 06:48:53 AM »
As per usual, very professional and tasty-looking cheese, Herman.

Merry Christmas to you as well.

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Re: Today Valençay day !
« Reply #35 on: December 25, 2012, 06:55:19 AM »
I am chagrined and giggling that my auto correct changed "slip skin" to "ski skin"!  Sorry I didn't catch that!  ???

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Re: Today Valençay day !
« Reply #36 on: December 25, 2012, 08:04:54 AM »
Yeah, you had me wondering. What the heck is "ski skin"? ???

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Re: Today Valençay day !
« Reply #37 on: December 25, 2012, 07:47:40 PM »
Merry Christmas to you too, Boofer!  Ummm, I think "ski skin" is chapped skin after a day of skiing the slopes.   ;D  Maybe there's a cheese form of it but I don't know.  Probably somewhere in the world is a cheese that is aged in open air on a windy mountain side and it gets "ski skin"?   ???

And Herman, I want to know how the garlic ice cream was.  I haven't tried that.


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Re: Today Valençay day !
« Reply #38 on: December 26, 2012, 04:52:18 AM »
Merry Christmas everybody.
And Herman, I want to know how the garlic ice cream was.  I haven't tried that.
The garlic ice cream was delicious. I'll post the complete recipe in the Lounch...
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Re: Today Valençay day !
« Reply #39 on: December 26, 2012, 11:47:27 AM »
I do a lot of homemade ice cream but I'd have to give the garlic a pass.  I love garlic and have heard of the ice cream before but I just don't think I could enjoy the two combined. LOL


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Re: Today Valençay day !
« Reply #40 on: December 26, 2012, 05:45:06 PM »
I do a lot of homemade ice cream but I'd have to give the garlic a pass.  I love garlic and have heard of the ice cream before but I just don't think I could enjoy the two combined. LOL
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Re: Today Valençay day !
« Reply #41 on: December 27, 2012, 04:01:59 AM »
I do a lot of homemade ice cream but I'd have to give the garlic a pass.  I love garlic and have heard of the ice cream before but I just don't think I could enjoy the two combined. LOL

Well, combined with the melting chocolate cupcakes and a very nice Pedro Ximenez sherry I can recommend it to everybody.
And hey, aren't we willing to try new things with cheese, so why not with garlic  ^-^ ?
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Re: Today Valençay day !
« Reply #42 on: December 27, 2012, 06:57:59 AM »
I'd love to try it but I don't have a way to make ice cream.  maybe sometime.

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Re: Today Valençay day !
« Reply #43 on: January 02, 2013, 04:39:52 PM »
Herman, I had to make cheese on New Year's Eve and I wanted an easy, quick make so I made Valencay again and this time I left out the PC and I'll spray it on later.  I'm hoping to give the Geo a chance.  It's funny but I made Chaource with Geo and PC and the Geo developed fine on that but the PC is rampant when I do the same on Valencay.  So anyway, in the name of research I am trying it this way to see if I can control the impact of my "white thumb".   ;)

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Re: Today Valençay day !
« Reply #44 on: January 03, 2013, 12:31:02 PM »
Herman, I had to make cheese on New Year's Eve

LOL, that's the difference: I have to go out and buy milk so I can make cheese and you have to make cheese because you have too much milk.
Next time I make Valençay I will only use a pinch of PC, but first I have to make me some Gouda's and Cabra al Vino. My cave is as good as empty  :'(
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