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Offline Digdagdug

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My first natural rind cheddar
« on: November 11, 2013, 12:48:04 PM »
This was a 3 gallon cheese in the cave for two and a half months. The texture and taste were classic.
Total beginners luck I'm sure. I have others aging and I hope they're this good.
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Re: My first natural rind cheddar
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2013, 04:19:49 PM »
YUM!! this looks like its tastes epic

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Re: My first natural rind cheddar
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2013, 05:21:31 PM »
Oh wow! What a rustic looking cheese! Well done!!! A cheese for you for such a classic looking cheese!
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Re: My first natural rind cheddar
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2013, 01:15:58 AM »
A very professional-looking cheese! A cheese to you! ;D

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Re: My first natural rind cheddar
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2013, 11:44:13 AM »
A cheese to your for an outstanding success.  Well done!
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Re: My first natural rind cheddar
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2013, 08:25:33 AM »
Beautiful cheese!

It looks like it was clothbound. Is that correct? I love the look of the individual curds fused together. It looks much older than 2 1/2 months.

Well done, Digdagdug.

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Re: My first natural rind cheddar
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2013, 09:14:15 PM »
Thank you all for the cheeses!
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It looks like it was clothbound. Is that correct?
This was only wiped. Why does cheddar get the cloth treatment? It seems like a great cheese for a natural rind since it's nice and dry and the rind is stable even in my "natural" cave.
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It looks much older than 2 1/2 months.
I suspect that it 'speed aged' because my cave was at 50% RH for half the time the cheese was in there. It definitely seemed like an older cheese to me as well.
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Re: My first natural rind cheddar
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2013, 06:32:19 AM »
That is a tasty looking cheese!
Juustoa is my main cheese!