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Opinion please - brie type cheese mold
« on: March 20, 2013, 02:56:20 AM »
hello

Can someone give me an opinion about mold on my cheese?



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Re: Opinion please - brie type cheese mold
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2013, 03:46:45 AM »
You could try salting the areas of blue, or a drop of vinegar, although the PC should outgrow it normally if the conditions are right.
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Re: Opinion please - brie type cheese mold
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2013, 05:50:14 AM »
"PC " is a mold name?

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Re: Opinion please - brie type cheese mold
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2013, 06:35:45 AM »
Penicillium Candidum or something along those lines.  That is the white growth on your brie's.  The blue is, apparently, a wild growth and the above recommendation should work well.

How old is the brie at this point?

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Re: Opinion please - brie type cheese mold
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2013, 06:45:36 AM »
hello

Can someone give me an opinion about mold on my cheese?



regards from poland


Just to make it clear......the white PC mold is the mold you want on a Brie cheese.  The wild blue molds are not desired on this cheese and the recommendation to dab at it gently with a salt/water/vinegar mix is to get rid of the blue and hope the white will grow there after.  The white mold is the one that helps the Brie cheese ripen.


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Re: Opinion please - brie type cheese mold
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2013, 08:09:59 AM »
How old is the brie at this point?
It is about 17 days.

Thank You All for advises.

1. As for the vinegar - what kind?
2. Shoul I remove blue mold (by knife)?
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Re: Opinion please - brie type cheese mold
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2013, 05:36:09 PM »
A white vinegar would probably be optimal...

Do not use the knife to remove the blue, that will damage the rind you have going...generally not a good idea....

Just a dab of vinegar on a blue spot and a small pinch of salt will probably clear that up.

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Re: Opinion please - brie type cheese mold
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2013, 01:18:59 AM »
What about now - isnt it dangerous to eat?