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Offline mgasparotto

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My first Gorgonzola
« on: January 12, 2013, 12:42:35 PM »
This is my first ever blue, and one I rescued from the jaws of defeat. The rind cracked when my cave's humidifier broke and I had to slather it with butter and put it in a separate ripening container for a few weeks (a trick I learned from going through this forum!). It's got some nice spontaneous linens development that gives the rind a really delicious stinky flavor. I'm loving the tangy creamy piquant paste. Couldn't have done it without the information here, so thanks everyone!



 
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Offline Mike Richards

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Re: My first Gorgonzola
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2013, 01:19:04 PM »
Very nice.  What recipe did you use?
If only I could make cheese as well as I grow a mustache...

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Re: My first Gorgonzola
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2013, 01:28:05 PM »
Thanks! I used rikki carrol's recipe for gorgonzola dolce as a starting point, but using Flora danica instead of the buttermilk culture. And it isn't really a dolce because it started to dry out when the rind cracked. I pierced it 2 weeks in a row, vertically and horizontally, and aged it about 2 months.

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Re: My first Gorgonzola
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2013, 01:31:33 PM »
Nicely done! I am working on my blue cheese making...

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Re: My first Gorgonzola
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2013, 01:34:06 PM »
Well done, Looks tasty!


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Re: My first Gorgonzola
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2013, 06:02:11 PM »
Thanks! I think I'm done with blues for a while because they really do make it hard to age anything else at the same time. I'm tired of dabbing blue spots off of my other cheeses! :)

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Re: My first Gorgonzola
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2013, 06:47:56 PM »
Looks great!!

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Re: My first Gorgonzola
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2013, 09:26:23 AM »
Fantastic looking cheese!