Author Topic: I just made my first camembert, and I only have one mold, can I cut it in half?  (Read 707 times)

Offline meyerandray

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This may be an absurd question.  I have a half kilo mold, and I don't know what kind of result I could expect from a really tall (taller than its diameter) camembert, so can I cut it in half (height-wise) once I un mold it?   


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Not ideal,  but better than leaving it too tall.  Slice to a bit over an inch tall. 

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Thanks for the reply!

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Not ideal,  but better than leaving it too tall.  Slice to a bit over an inch tall.

Isn't that height more of a Brie height?  Cams are taller I thought.   ???

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How about you just make enough curd to make it the right height in the first place?


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Not ideal,  but better than leaving it too tall.  Slice to a bit over an inch tall.

Isn't that height more of a Brie height?  Cams are taller I thought.   ???

Cams and bries are about the same height.. inch tall is about right for one that has drained and begun it's molding.

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I cut them to about an inch tall, and am feeling a little negative about the endeavor.  The knit inside wasn't very tight, so there are some holes/eyes, whatever you want to call them.  I guess we'll see what comes of it?  I ended up getting 4 forms, I hope they turn into something edible.  If not, at least I have learned that I need to be better equipped for my next camembert attempt.
I'll post some pics tonight and if you have any thoughts/opinions, I would love to hear them

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The mechanical openings are par for the course at this stage.  The ripening process will fill most of them.  No worries.

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Thanks, that is reassuring!