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Re: Pont-l'Évêque . . . magnifique?
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2013, 11:25:29 PM »
Thanks, Mike. I've already started my "corrections/improvements" list for this style. I'll post when finished.

The commercial version was really quite tasty. At $25/pound, I would expect no less. I read today that 6 weeks is the optimum ripening time and 13 weeks is the maximum.

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Re: Pont-l'Évêque . . . magnifique?
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2013, 07:06:15 AM »
Today the cheese is one week old. Some Geo is coming on and the cheeses are fairly slick.

I began washing this morning with the prepared 5% brine with Geo13 & SR3.

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Re: Pont-l'Évêque . . . magnifique?
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2013, 07:09:21 AM »
Hi Boof!  I can't tell how that size compares to the original one you tasted........do you have approx. Measurements of each?

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Re: Pont-l'Évêque . . . magnifique?
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2013, 07:32:40 AM »
Size...too big...too small.... It's all about the size! ::)

From the wiki, the dimensions are 10cm square by 3cm high and 400g, or about 4 inches by 1.25 inches and 14 ounces.

My squares measure around 4.75 inches by 1.75 high.

I figure by the time the cheese has been washed a bit and the paste starts to soften, settle, shrink, and spread, it should be just about right.

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Re: Pont-l'Évêque . . . magnifique?
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2013, 09:54:19 AM »
Size...too big...too small.... It's all about the size! ::)

From the wiki, the dimensions are 10cm square by 3cm high and 400g, or about 4 inches by 1.25 inches and 14 ounces.

My squares measure around 4.75 inches by 1.75 high.

I figure by the time the cheese has been washed a bit and the paste starts to soften, settle, shrink, and spread, it should be just about right.

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Thanks for allaying my size concerns. ;D. I do look forward to how this one develops since I'm finding that I don't really like stinky cheeses....the mild, creamy ones get my vote.  Plus, I really should figure out good varieties for lazy over-extended people.....you know, forgiving cheeses that are happy with just a bit of attention now and then.   :D


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Re: Pont-l'Évêque . . . magnifique?
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2013, 05:25:13 AM »

I do look forward to how this one develops since I'm finding that I don't really like stinky cheeses....the mild, creamy ones get my vote. 


But the nicest are the stinky but mild and creamy ones like Epoisses....
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Re: Pont-l'Évêque . . . magnifique?
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2013, 06:32:14 AM »

I do look forward to how this one develops since I'm finding that I don't really like stinky cheeses....the mild, creamy ones get my vote. 


But the nicest are the stinky but mild and creamy ones like Epoisses....

Maybe to you, Herman, but I think for me the stink is always in the taste too, not just the smell.   :D. I just give my stinky ones away to friends who like those while I search for cheeses I like better.   :'(

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Re: Pont-l'Évêque . . . magnifique?
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2013, 09:16:24 AM »
cheeses I like better.
I told my Dad I was making this cheese and he responded that he preferred the hard cheeses better.

So, Kathrin, have you made Reblochon and, if so, you didn't like it?

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« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2013, 09:56:02 AM »
cheeses I like better.
I told my Dad I was making this cheese and he responded that he preferred the hard cheeses better.

So, Kathrin, have you made Reblochon and, if so, you didn't like it?

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Reblochon made of goat milk is not Reblochon and the one I tried jumped ship......I did a thread on that somewhere. Or maybe that was the Desert Sunset Pave from Mary Karlin's book that was the ship jumping thread.  Eons ago, can't remember....yawn.  It was a nice cheese but not a Reblochon.   :-\ 

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Re: Pont-l'Évêque . . . magnifique?
« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2013, 04:08:53 PM »
Did this make yesterday.  Looking forward to the results.


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Re: Pont-l'Évêque . . . magnifique?
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2013, 10:55:48 AM »
Washing every other day with 5% brine dosed with Geo13 & SR3.

Geo is apparent but linens is still taking a backseat.

Have a slight head congestion so I've taken to wearing a disposable surgical mask while I heal so I minimize the possibility of transferring anything from me to the cheeses. :P :-X

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« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2013, 11:10:58 AM »
Did this make yesterday.  Looking forward to the results.
You did what make? What recipe?

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Re: Pont-l'Évêque . . . magnifique?
« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2013, 11:27:02 AM »
I used the one you posted.

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« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2013, 01:00:51 AM »
I used the one you posted.
Oops, that is not a finished product! :o   At the present, there is no established, proven recipe.

This is my first try at this style, but I think it's close to a Taleggio. Perhaps the French version. :)

The standard is 45% FDM and my "recipe" is way over the top there. As I stated, it's a work in progress with corrections/tweaks to come when I see the final results. I probably should not have added ANY additional cream.

I wish you luck, Al. I think it's the blind following the blind. ::)

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Re: Pont-l'Évêque . . . magnifique?
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2013, 01:27:13 AM »
Well it was a toss up between doing this or a Taleggio so I guess I'll have the best of both worlds. LOL  Should prove interesting as I used a Taleggio mold. :o
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