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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #90 on: February 18, 2013, 12:42:44 AM »
Hi Tamara

I think this might be the link that a few members are using. http://www.wacheese.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=71:stilton-approximation-howto&catid=38:bloomy-rind-and-blue&Itemid=58

I'm thinking of trying it this weekend, as all the examples I've seen on the forum look sooo good.

I look forward to seeing pics if you give it a try.  I'll post some when I make it too.

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Re: Does anyone have a stilton recipe
« Reply #91 on: February 18, 2013, 01:40:49 AM »
Hi Al and other stilton makers,

Can you please help me with a recipe for a stilton... tried to search for one on the site but must be doing something wrong...

Would love to make yours, Al. Will you share?

Thanks,

TAMARA


Certainly, read post #1 or click on here.
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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #92 on: February 18, 2013, 11:29:35 AM »
Hi Tamara, I use the recipe in the 200 Easy homemade Cheese recipes book. But do not cut the curd. I ladle it thin and press with 8lb weight over night. Other then that everything is the same. I have been delighted with mine so far.

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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #93 on: February 19, 2013, 08:45:30 AM »
Hi Al, Sharon and others,

I actually did find that recipe last night and today, made my batch with 8 gallons of milk to end of with 2 large stilton. I used Jersey cows milk and the resulting curd is rich and delicious but doesn't seem to dry out properly, despite the ladling, draining, cutting etc etc. I filled to large molds (see picture) but then i was worried that the curd was becoming too compacted so i tipped it all out again and roughed it up. I then decided to fill a single large mold and 8 small ones so that i have a large stilton and some babies too :)

From looking at all your photos, I am sure i won't have the openings in the curd that i would like but i guess we will see how it goes. I will send pics and keep you posted.


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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #94 on: February 19, 2013, 10:42:11 PM »
Hello again.

So here is the first photo... nothing terribly exciting. As discussed previously, the curds aren't as open as I would like. I suspect that is due to high fat milk which never quite firmed up enough to cut firm chunks. Anyway, the curd tastes great :)))

Will update in a few days.


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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #95 on: February 24, 2013, 11:49:09 AM »
Well it's almost there.  Just a little more veining and it will be perfect.  Very creamy texture and beautiful mild flavor.

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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #96 on: February 24, 2013, 12:04:56 PM »
Very nice AL. Is this Stilton about 8 weeks now?

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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #97 on: February 24, 2013, 12:06:33 PM »
Right at 8 weeks.

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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #98 on: March 09, 2013, 11:24:14 AM »
Well I would have to say that this Stilton is ready to eat.  Creamy inside and bleu throughout.  ;D

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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #99 on: March 09, 2013, 11:49:30 AM »
I now have 12 1/2 pound wedges of Stilton type Bleu Cheese.  Who's a happy camper then???? ;D


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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #100 on: March 09, 2013, 12:01:31 PM »
Congratulations. Looks good enough to eat. ;)
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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #101 on: March 09, 2013, 12:03:47 PM »
Oh and it will be!!!  Promise!!! :P

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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #102 on: March 09, 2013, 12:32:24 PM »
Good job Al. That will cover a lot of stake and salad. Are you a wine drinker? What is your preference with Stilton?

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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #103 on: March 09, 2013, 12:54:04 PM »
Merlot

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Re: Finally Making My 6 Gallon Stilton
« Reply #104 on: March 09, 2013, 01:34:07 PM »
A cheese to your wonderful looking Stiltonesque.  I must have another go at one of these.  I have a conference to go to in a month, so this is not a good time for me to start one.

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