Here's an update at just over a week. The onion, garlic, plain (I left one plain for comparison purposes), pepper corn, and sage mix-ins have all been bagged. The neglected cheese is growing hair and age spots. It's hard to see because I'm just leaving it in its aging container, even during photo shoots. I'm not sure it will work as well as its inspiration because of the poorly sealed rind. We'll see though--that's half of the fun!
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The coated cheeses are just chillin' in the cave. I have learned that they are a little messy to turn (hence the big finger print). The cocoa stiffened up pretty well, the cinnamon and paprika didn't...
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I'm not sure when to cut into these guys. Thoughts?