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Offline Scott Wallen

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cheese cave temperature
« on: December 28, 2012, 12:19:03 PM »
Hi all, I have been learning/lurking a while...first time poster. I am in the beginning stage of my first cheese (farmhouse cheddar Ricki Carrol recipe) other than mozzarella and cottage cheese and all I have for a cheese cave is a dorm fridge that I can only get as high as 50 degrees. Will that temp work to age my cheese after I apply the wax?
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Re: cheese cave temperature
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2012, 12:20:19 PM »
That is an excellent general temp for aging.
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Re: cheese cave temperature
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2012, 12:41:46 PM »
Thank you so much for a quick answer!, one more question I have is this. can I combine red cheeses wax, and natural bees wax together and make a good wax to use on my cheese?
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Re: cheese cave temperature
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2012, 01:00:13 PM »
Yes, so long as the red wax plasticizes the bees wax enough. Meaning you might need to keep the bees wax ratio light, <50%
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