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Late Blowing?
« on: June 04, 2016, 09:53:42 PM »
2 month old Parmesan started swelling.  I don't believe the Culture I used had any shermanii in it.  NEC C201 thermo....
CULTURE INCLUDES: lactose, streptococcus thermophilus, lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. Lactis, lactobacillus helveticus, sucrose

Also has some larger white patches.

What should be my next step? Should I cut her open or just ride it out?

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Re: Late Blowing?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2016, 07:17:26 PM »
Late blowing usually happens between week 3 and week 6. Unfortunately, the cheese is most likely not good for consumption. I once tasted a late blowing cheese and it was great, but I wouldn't recommend it as it contains a high number of spores and a clostridium strain. 

Next time, you can add Lysolac or Sodium Nitrate in the milk to prevent late blowing.

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Re: Late Blowing?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2016, 10:46:16 PM »
NEC C201 thermo....CULTURE INCLUDES: lactose, streptococcus thermophilus, lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. Lactis, lactobacillus helveticus, sucrose
Really? :o

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Re: Late Blowing?
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2016, 01:58:00 PM »
NEC C201 thermo....CULTURE INCLUDES: lactose, streptococcus thermophilus, lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. Lactis, lactobacillus helveticus, sucrose
Really? :o

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What do you think would be the purpose for having those in the culture?


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Re: Late Blowing?
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2016, 04:14:12 PM »
I would assume this comes from the New England Cheesemaking Supply Company. I would ask them.

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Re: Late Blowing?
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2016, 07:51:04 PM »
I seem to recall reading, somewhere, something along the line of a little bit of "food" being included for the bacteria ... but don't take that to the bank. Not only is it a fuzzy memory at best, but even if accurate, I don't really understand why it would be necessary.
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Re: Late Blowing?
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2016, 08:38:19 PM »
So, are you planning to open it and check? How is this one going?
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