Don't Crottin have PC anyway? I thought they had both PC and Geo
They should just be coated with a nice, powdery, wormy/veiny looking geo
Here one can buy those little netting bags of whatever rocks that absorb humidity. Not sure if that'd be enough for you but you know what I mean, right?
Those are exactly what I was thinking of when I put the bowl of rock salt and baking soda in the fride, I thought those are probably scented mineral salts, and baking soda seems to be a standard for odor absorption in refrigerators, so I thought that must mean they absorb moisture too.
I'm impressed that you can make cheese in an uninspected facility and serve it to the public. Must be more sane in Italy than here......sigh.
Definitely NOT legal to serve my cheese to the public. The inauguration will mostly be family and friends, it is open to the public so strangers can come in, but my friend asked me to make them, and she is going to serve them, but we all know that it is illegal and I am assuming she won't serve it to the public? I don't know what her plans are. I pasteurized the milk though, which I normally don't do, so it should be "safer"
Oh, and I did take my cheeses down to the cheese shop yesterday. Can't remember which thread I should be sharing about that so let me know if you remember.
I can't remember the thread...but still want to hear the wonderful compliments he showered you with!
Which geo are you using?
It is made by a company called Colombo S.R.L. in Lombardia, Italy, they only sell one strain, and on the package they only indicade "geotrichum candidum" for 50 L
I have just found a source that sells Choozit cultures, which geo would be best for my crottin?? They have Geo Candidum M2 and Geo Candidum L5, I have no idea what the difference is....
At what temp are you keeping your cave?
My cave is between 10 and 11 degrees celcius (50-52 degrees fahrenheit)
I don't think I have an infestation problem because after the one camembert that I made, I sterilized inside and out of my workspace and cave, including hygrometers, outside of ripening boxes, EVERYTHING with bleach solution. I have never had PC grow on any other make, so I don't really get it. Maybe it is just the strain of geo I have, that grows too quickly and tends to grow thick?