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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #105 on: March 09, 2013, 02:36:33 PM »
A cheese to you Buddy :D
Looks like it veined up just right, Hows the blue bite?
I see were the larger holes have the white layer (for want of a better word) as mine did, it gave it a kind of crunch, it did mellow out after bagging.
I see a nice Angus T-bone with Stilton in your future  :P
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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #106 on: March 09, 2013, 05:29:54 PM »
Hi  All!
Al a fantastic stilton!! A cheese to you!! Below is my 4 week old stilton inspired by Al. (hoping the picture attached properly) Just another reason why this forum is one the best sources of information and motivation!
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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #107 on: March 09, 2013, 06:09:47 PM »
That looks awesome!

That clinches it, I've been pondering a Stilton style make and now I'm convinced - it's now on my to-do list.

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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #108 on: March 10, 2013, 09:06:33 AM »
Just as i said, alot of motivation and inspiration from this forum!! ;) Mine is a 5 gallon stilton and it was pierced just yesterday.
Since setting up my cheese cave in an all fridge only a couple of weeks ago,  i have had sooooooooooooo much better results.
Sdbennett, we hope to see your posts of your stilton very soon. Have fun!!

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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #109 on: March 10, 2013, 09:41:08 AM »
Beautiful results, Al. A cheese for your success!

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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #110 on: March 10, 2013, 09:55:04 AM »
I have also been inspired by Al as well as H-K-J, JeffHamm, Sailor Con Queso and Boof, Alpkäserei, Tomer1, bbracken677 and many others. Thanks to all for the sharing of your successes and failures. A cheese to green zebra and Al for their success this time around.



That looks awesome!

That clinches it, I've been pondering a Stilton style make and now I'm convinced - it's now on my to-do list.

sb
This is a great cheese sdbennett. Stilton was the first cheese that I made. I was a little apprehensive starting with a Stilton because all the book I read stated that it was for advanced cheese makers. I find it easier to make than the Edam I made yesterday that they say is a biginner cheese. Go for it.


Since everyone is sharing. This is my 6 gallon make in 3 cheeses!!!!!!  Ok 1 didn't make it to 5 weeks.

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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #111 on: March 11, 2013, 01:03:33 AM »
Hi all,

So its been about 3 weeks since i made my first stilton. As per the last photo, I made a large and some individual ones and they are blueing up nicely now. For the blue, I used some actual English stilton which i muddled with sterile water. I really didnt' expect any success but as you can see, the blue looks good... and smells LIKE A STILTON!!

I am cautiously optimistic about some good blue veining internally though as I said previously, curds weren't as open as i would have liked.

Will post again in a week or so.

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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #112 on: March 11, 2013, 08:01:40 AM »
Those are so cute, Tamara, but what are those squarish ones lurking in the background?

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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #113 on: March 11, 2013, 11:33:05 PM »
Hi Boofer, those are also stiltons. I made an attempt on the first day with a high fat jersey milk and I wasn't happy with the result so i then made another batch with lower fat cows milk and those square ones are the result. They haven't blued up as much so it will be interesting to see if they adopt some blue from the first batch.

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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #114 on: March 16, 2013, 09:37:30 PM »
Treat for tonight?  Italian roast beef, crimini mushroom, and home made Stilton panini's!!  Yummy!!


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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #115 on: March 16, 2013, 09:50:15 PM »
WOW you have great taste Al. Looks awesome

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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #116 on: March 17, 2013, 07:16:38 AM »
That's it...we are ALL going to Al's place for a feed!! LOL!!

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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #117 on: March 17, 2013, 08:37:57 AM »
Nice AL, was there enough Stilton on it :o :P LOL
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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #118 on: March 17, 2013, 09:53:20 AM »
It gets smaller when it melts.  LOL

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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #119 on: March 17, 2013, 02:08:18 PM »
Given how much Stilton H-K-J makes, I suspect his sandwiches look more like grilled Stilton with a roast beef accent.  ;)