Hey Kathrin, I may be able to find coconut oil at the asian market, I'll look at the supermarket first next time I go.
If I were to try a fig-leaf adorned tomme, how would I do that? Do I apply the coconut oil as if it were glue, then apply the leaves, then more oil? Do I have to put the cheese back in the press once the leaves are on there? You always make such beautiful cheeses. I have a monterey jack that I didn't do anything to, and have been thinking about doing paprika and olive oil, but the form is already about 3 weeks old, is it too late?