I have a Stilton that is about a month old and it was doing great with PR growth until I went on vacation for 10 days. I had a neighbor taking it out for 30 minutes and flipping it every couple days. When I came back it was covered with b linens. (Disregard the unique
I tried to dry it off for about 8 days, but it just kept feeling sticky. Al suggested I scrape off the b linens. I did that and now the rind feels drier, but not completely dry...and much less sticky. It is also much less orange now in then the second picture suggests. The before pic is actually pretty accurate.
So what can I do to keep the PR at bay? I have it at 85% humidity, 52 degrees. Raise/lower temp/humidity, salt it, vinegar??? I want the PR to cover more of the outside if possible so I figure I may have to innoculate the rind with it again.