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Offline green zebra

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Crottin de Chavignol
« on: February 22, 2013, 10:36:15 PM »
Well here is my second try at Crottin de Chavignol. This batch is 4 weeks old, less two days. I was pretty good at keeping the humidity up, in its own box but got this ugly blue /grey mold! That started to grow two weeks into the ripening stage. I kept wiping it down, to keep it under control. I guess i did not pay as much attention the first week, perhaps this could have been avoided.

Anyway, the one of the left, after i cut the skin off the top, left a wet, kind of gooey consistency on top of solid cheese.

I liked the taste even though it offered a VERY tangy zing in my mouth. The aroma was divine!

The yield was four little nuggets. The plan is to ripen the other three Crottins longer and at two, three, and four months sample one at a time and make notes/pictures.


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Re: Crottin de Chavignol
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2013, 03:47:16 PM »
Crottin is a young cheese, and since your first is already softened, I doubt you will be able to age them for much longer. I'd eat them (and enjoy them) soon.
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Re: Crottin de Chavignol
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2013, 07:07:51 AM »
Hi Margaret,
I had understood the same that Crottin is eaten as a young cheese. However, after reading Jim Wallace's recipe and his blurb on Crottin's history, this variety has been aged as long as 4 months. So i thought i would experiment.
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Re: Crottin de Chavignol
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2013, 02:59:51 PM »
And why not? Give it a go and let us know how it fares.
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Re: Crottin de Chavignol
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2013, 05:15:06 PM »
Will do.


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