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Offline Milk Maid

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Waxing or Cream Waxing Blues?
« on: January 30, 2013, 10:44:15 AM »
Has anyone ever cream waxed a blue or regular cheese waxed one? I know that cheese Roaring Forties is waxed but I never hear anyone talk about waxing blues. On that same vein, can you apply cream wax to a wheel of blue? Thanks for the advice.

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Re: Waxing or Cream Waxing Blues?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2013, 11:27:00 AM »
It's usually easier now to bag blues. But waxing or painting with pva is a valid approach. Works about the same, with some differences in permeability.
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Re: Waxing or Cream Waxing Blues?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2013, 05:32:33 PM »
Don't you need air to get to the blue mold so it can grow?  I guess if you already have all the veining you desire, you could wax it then...but what do I know?  I'm still learning.  :)

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Re: Waxing or Cream Waxing Blues?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2013, 06:24:01 PM »
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Don't you need air to get to the blue mold so it can grow?
Not that much. Most strains will grow with minimal levels, but without much color, and slowly. Generally, blues would be waxed as you suggested (or bagged for that matter). Coatings/bags/wax are a management tool.
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