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Offline shotski

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Mesophilic starters
« on: February 16, 2013, 12:44:56 PM »
I have a question about mesophilic starters. I have used meso II in my Stiltons and now I want to make Edam and the recipe I have been looking at calls for meso III, but in both Stilton and Edam you can also use MA4001/4002. My question is can I use meso II in the Edam ? if so what would the difference be in flavor texture etc?

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Offline BobE102330

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Re: Mesophilic starters
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2013, 07:13:09 AM »
There is a reference here that lists the strains in various products. You can compare what's in what you have and the recommended culture then look at what effect the different strains do. Like imparts nutty flavor or buttery flavor. I'll try to find the reference later when I get to a computer. I'm too old to do much on an iPhone  ;)