here is an updated picture after a few rounds of washing. For these last few washes, I just used straight wine (but the particular wine, that's the secret. Let's say, you can't buy this in the store)
These cheeses are excellent ones to gauge mite activity. Mites blend in well with most cheeses due to similarity in color, but the light colored mites stick out like a sore thumb on the surface of these deep purple cheeses. Unfortunately, I can't get a picture with enough detail to show them. (let's just say, some times ignorance is bliss
The cellar here at home is where all of my experiments end up -this is where I try out new ideas and different methods. Hence why this black beauty is here.