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Mersey Vale Cheese Making Recipe?
« on: December 16, 2012, 12:32:07 AM »
Here in Oz we have a cheese called mersey vale it has a very cheddery flavour and is very crumbly but moist and smooth.

Any ideas?

Website - http://www.merseyvalley.com.au/home/

Description -  Sharp and crumbly yet creamy, Mersey Valley cheese is a mouthful of contrasts that from the first taste will have you hooked.

Created over 35 years ago and named for the fertile farmlands of the Mersey Valley region in Tasmania’s unspoilt Cradle Country, the rich, lush character of Mersey Valley cheese really lives up to its heritage.

With a unique melt-in-the-mouth quality that tickles the tastebuds every time and a great range of flavours to choose from, Mersey Valley is more than just cheese – it’s an adventure!
 
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Re: Mersey Vale Cheese Making Recipe?
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2012, 11:25:57 PM »
Your description reminds me of the Caerphilly recipe I use from Karlin's Artisan Cheesemaking book--adapted for goat milk, in my case
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Re: Mersey Vale Cheese Making Recipe?
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2012, 02:19:25 AM »
OK, I have found many different recipes here for Caerphilly.

I guess a mix of Meso culture eg MM50 and Flora Danica will give the desired results.

I might give it a go this weekend so any additional comments will be appreciated.
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Re: Mersey Vale Cheese Making Recipe?
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2012, 08:56:08 AM »
I'd remembered my recipe source wrong--it was 200 Easy Cheeses.  I love this cheese.  Smooth mouth feel and has a taste a little like a creamy medium cheddar.  I used equal parts of MA 4001 and Aroma B.  I think the Aroma B gives that creamy tasting profile--I've used it in Wensleydale as well, and cottage cheese.
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Re: Mersey Vale Cheese Making Recipe?
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2012, 12:40:06 PM »
Seems like they do alot of variations on cheddar style cheeses.  which one are you you trying to recreat?
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Re: Mersey Vale Cheese Making Recipe?
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2012, 01:32:09 PM »
Seems like they do alot of variations on cheddar style cheeses.  which one are you you trying to recreat?


The "standard" ones in the shop are http://www.merseyvalley.com.au/products/?pID=2029 and http://www.merseyvalley.com.au/products/?pID=2003

Their description sums it up "Mersey Valley Original is a rich, buttery cheese with a delicious ‘bite’. That unique Mersey Valley quality - crumbly and creamy all at once - makes it a very memorable cheese."

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