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Offline GlennK

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I want to cut the cheese
« on: November 30, 2013, 08:54:01 PM »
I'm planning a 2 gal. Colby and I'm going to put it in my 4 inch mold, and I was thinking of cutting it in half, at some point. Should I wait till it's aged enough, or can I cut it before I wax it? Does it matter?
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Offline Pete S

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Re: I want to cut the cheese
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2013, 09:27:56 PM »
  I cut mine at the time. I wax or coat them.
 this works for us. The cheese might age differently and probably in less time with the smaller size.
 We are pleased with the results.       Pete
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Re: I want to cut the cheese
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2013, 07:52:47 PM »
I would cut it at the time the it is starting to dry. I think that's when the rind starts forming.


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Re: I want to cut the cheese
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2013, 08:04:50 AM »
I age mine whole , and when I feel it's time to try it , I cut off a piece and re-coat or wax the cut edge and put back in cave for further aging if needed.

But it's personal preference in the long run.

A two gallon make in a 4 inch mold would make two nice cheeses.

What I have done in the past , is put half the curds in the mold , then a thin piece of plastic (cut just a little smaller than mold) , then the other half of curds on top and press , after pressing , they easily separate into two nice cheeses.

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Re: I want to cut the cheese
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2013, 01:16:31 PM »
I'm pleased to read that jwalker. I bought some cylindrical moulds with end caps and had wondered how well that methos would work to press two small cheeses on top of each other in the same press.

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Offline GlennK

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Re: I want to cut the cheese
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2013, 03:24:20 PM »
Jwalker - good idea!
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