Author Topic: H-K-J's 2nd Caerphilly  (Read 1304 times)

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Re: H-K-J's 2nd Caerphilly
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2013, 07:54:59 AM »
Your cheese looks fantastic!
as a newbee I am wondering about the procedure - how brine wash is done
- first you brush all blues
- than apply brine?
or any oher techs?

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Re: H-K-J's 2nd Caerphilly
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2013, 08:58:38 AM »
Hi Vina
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- first you brush all blues
- than apply brine?
or any oher techs?

I have been using a wine brine, if I am seeing blue, using a very soft brush, I dip it in the wash and brush the cheese aggressive enough to create a slurry on the top and side, the next day, flip the cheese and wash it again this will get rid of the blue as long as you catch it early,
I have the recipe in my blog notes and I am sure it is on the forum, we have had a few threads on this.
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Re: H-K-J's 2nd Caerphilly
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2013, 01:53:37 AM »
many thanks! I'll try your method as I'm fighting with blues now in my cave :( actually I use coarse brush and brush my cheeses aggressively.

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Re: H-K-J's 2nd Caerphilly
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2013, 06:28:32 AM »
With the leaf adorned Caerphillys I get LOTS of blue and I just keep wiping it off with a scrap of cheesecloth dipped into the wine,salt,water mix.  Eventually it stops.  Might take weeks of washing it every few days but the taste of the cheese will be fine.  Do not worry.   :D

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Re: H-K-J's 2nd Caerphilly
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2013, 09:27:19 AM »
My wife and I think the wash add's a very nice flavor to the cheese,
We gave some of our first Caerphilly to a friend, he said he cut the rind off and was going to throw it away until he tasted it,
He made a toasted cheese sandwich out of it and some off the cheese, he raved about the flavor and how well it melted.
it was almost embarrassing (almost ;))
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Re: H-K-J's 2nd Caerphilly
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2013, 06:00:54 PM »
I like it!!

So does the wife, more moisture and the wife says she thinks it has more of a butter flavor to it.
I think the salt is a little strong but not overpowering, the rind was very clean and doesn't have the sweet wine flavor of the last one.
all in all MMMMMmmmmmMmMmMMm ;D
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Re: H-K-J's 2nd Caerphilly
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2013, 09:15:55 PM »
That's a very nice looking caerphilly!  A cheese to you.  It's not uncommon to get a dusting of geo, or a bit of b.linens forming. 

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