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Offline xyztal

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My 2-week old tomme
« on: February 19, 2013, 08:43:30 PM »
This is my 2-week old raw-milk tomme.  I used the recipe in the 200 easy homemade cheese recipes book by debra boyes...

It's...surprisingly 'clean'?  I have been keeping it at 9 - 10C and 90 - 95% RH (so did the digital hygrometer said).  So far I only washed the cheese twice (once last Tuesday and once today) since I don't want to make it more wet in the aging box...

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Re: My 2-week old tomme
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2013, 08:47:17 PM »
look at the rind. that has low surface aW from the looks of it, so less will grow on it, especially if you wash with brine to limit mold development.
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Re: My 2-week old tomme
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2013, 08:49:18 PM »
Looks great!!!  how long are you planning on aging it?  I have 4 tommes aging and I don't know when to cut them open for tasting.  They're all different makes, different rinds, etc.  I have a washed curd I'm eager to cut into also.   I might try that tomorrow. 


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Re: My 2-week old tomme
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2013, 10:09:12 AM »
The recipe says aging it for at least 5 months... I don't know if I could wait this long.... :\

This is what the rind looks today - it has been very cold the past two days so the RH drops to about 85 - 88%...

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Re: My 2-week old tomme
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2013, 03:28:54 PM »
I had a caerphilly going that looked much the same. I raise the temp by a couple degrees C, and in a few days had a lot of orange color show up, followed by some brownish mold. So if you want a more varied rind, maybe try a bit more warmth?


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Re: My 2-week old tomme
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2013, 11:10:23 AM »
Here is my tomme - one month old!

The ripening cage box is sitting at 13 - 15 C, 88 - 90% RH.  I hope it turns out well!

Edit: obviously I was typing this message before I had my morning cup of tea
« Last Edit: March 06, 2013, 12:23:36 PM by xyztal »

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Re: My 2-week old tomme
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2013, 11:55:53 AM »
Your cheeses are so wild you keep them in a cage?   ;D