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Offline scubagirlwonder

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First Stilton Success-So far!
« on: August 31, 2010, 07:03:33 PM »
Hi all!
I finally broke into the world of blues and am thrilled with how things are going so far! I made 2-1kilo wheels that are currently 13 days old and growing beautiful blue mold (never thought I'd be saying that!). I just brought them out of the "cave" to turn and decided to snap a couple pics (which I can't help but share 'cause I'm so excited!).
The first pics are straight out of the mould, then after smoothing, then today's pics, Enjoy!
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« Last Edit: August 31, 2010, 07:10:34 PM by scubagirlwonder »
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Re: First Stilton Success-So far!
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2010, 07:32:12 PM »
That's exciting! Good on you!

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Re: First Stilton Success-So far!
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2010, 08:39:05 PM »
Very nice. Always a pleasure to see cheese pics. :)
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Re: First Stilton Success-So far!
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2010, 01:41:17 AM »
Nice progression of pics. They look good.

What's your technique for smoothing?

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Re: First Stilton Success-So far!
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2010, 07:52:02 AM »
My very first Stilton comes out of the hoop tomorrow night.  Very excited as well.  Made a 6" 3lb wheel.  Hot knife to smooth?
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Offline scubagirlwonder

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Re: First Stilton Success-So far!
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2010, 01:19:53 PM »
Nice progression of pics. They look good.

What's your technique for smoothing?

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Hi Boofer!
I used some curds that I reserved from molding the cheeses (about 3-4 tablespoons worth) and pressed it into the little gaps and crevices, then smoothed with a small palette knife/cake decorating knife.
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Re: First Stilton Success-So far!
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2010, 07:09:40 PM »
Oh, an Artiste!   ;)

Rather like spackling I would imagine.

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Re: First Stilton Success-So far!
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2010, 04:55:59 AM »
isnt it cool to wake up every morning and go into the cave and see with anticipation how it has changed.   I love it!!!   Great pics too!
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