Thanks Boof, I'll keep that in mind and go easy on the washing. Will give it a shot at the 4 week mark.
So, you prefer to wash the lines to offer a number of benefits. I think I'll try washing the rind as well, since I'll likely be vaccing mine up for christmas with the family. Is this a standard procedure, or something you do because you don't like strong linens? (I know you mentioned linens in vac bag is a disaster) Commercially, the cheeses I buy still look quite orange but are dry and sometimes covered with a whole bunch of other stuff. I bought one once that looked like a brown burlap sack, texture and everything.