Author Topic: The Leaning Stilton of Eccles Take Two.  (Read 692 times)

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Re: The Leaning Stilton of Eccles Take Two.
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2013, 03:31:30 AM »


I fear that this cheese is suffering the fate of my last one.............

Slip skin  :( :(

It has a patch which is soft and oozing out a very liquid cheese.

I had it at about 15c (59F) in my kitchen in a covered box. I think the humidity was too high so I have now moved it to a temp controlled fridge set at 13c (55f) without the lid on.

When I first noticed this patch i cut a piece out and rubbed salt into it to try and stop the infection, this was obviously a blind guess at what to do.

Any help much appreciated.

Thanks

GA


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Re: The Leaning Stilton of Eccles Take Two.
« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2013, 08:15:08 AM »
Well it seems to have survived (just). It developed a few cracks and has oozed a bit, but I will be opening it tonight.



I will be eating it along with my sourdough baguettes which are proving as we speak (24hr ferment).

I will post again with pictures when it is cut.

Cheers

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Re: The Leaning Stilton of Eccles Take Two.
« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2013, 01:47:05 PM »
Disappointment I am afraid. From the outside it looks and smells like stilton,

But on the inside it is more like a Port Salut.   :'( :'(

Not much in the way of blue but very creamy and tasty sort of a cross between Port Salut Camembert and Stilton





I seem to have had problems with my humidity and I think the curds were still too wet. Not quite as much of a disaster as last time.

I think I have created a new style of cheese which obviously I won't be able to repeat it (like my beers   >:D )

So it is now called The Eccles Notsoblu   :D :D

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Re: The Leaning Stilton of Eccles Take Two.
« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2013, 04:29:59 PM »
I make a motion to the chairman that we all hop a flight to console our brother and try his new cheese, baguette, and pale ale. Who seconds?  ;)

Merry Christmas to you, gray!
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Re: The Leaning Stilton of Eccles Take Two.
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2013, 11:09:46 AM »
I'm gone ;D
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Re: The Leaning Stilton of Eccles Take Two.
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2013, 03:05:26 PM »
I"m on my way DS. I've family in Eccles, and I think that cheese, bread and ale needs to be shared! ;-)

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Re: The Leaning Stilton of Eccles Take Two.
« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2013, 04:44:25 AM »
Thankyou very much for your kind words.

It actually tasted quite good a bit runny in the centre.



Excuse the photo it was christmas eve.

Didn't have pale ale in the end I had a nice dark porter followed by elderberry stout (8%) which went really well with the cheese.  :D :D