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Blowtorch That Rind!
« on: December 01, 2013, 11:27:24 PM »
I haven't tried a natural rind yet and I admit I don't know much about it. As I was researching on the subject, I found out about torching the rind to give it a rustic look.

Check out the video, where the cheesemaker mentions it and notice that he bagged the cheese for aging (at about the 3 minute mark in the video).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GHfL8U03RA



Source: http://www.artisancheese.ca/

Very crafty!

Just when the blue mold thinks it won the battle, "Think again" says the cheesemaker armed with a blowtorch ;)
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Re: Blowtorch That Rind!
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2013, 04:39:07 AM »
Wow, I wonder what kind of aroma and flavor you get from that treatment.
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Re: Blowtorch That Rind!
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2013, 08:35:46 AM »
That is something I will definitely have to try soon.

I like the look.
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Re: Blowtorch That Rind!
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2013, 01:42:48 PM »
I would assume the rind would have to be fairly developed and very dry before attempting this.

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Re: Blowtorch That Rind!
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2013, 07:53:21 PM »
Interesting.
On their website they say that it is "toasted over an open flame before aging". So the flavors would have time to really develop in the rind.

Cheese Notes says that the flavor is "caramel, popcorn and toasted almonds"
http://cheesenotes.com/post/39845248619/tomme-brulee

I love toasted almonds - Adding this to the list of things to try, maybe on a nice Hispanico

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Re: Blowtorch That Rind!
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2014, 09:25:23 PM »
Inspired by the video I toasted the rind of a Hispanico I made.
Made the cheese:  20131222
Toasted it and bagged it:  20140106
Opened and tasted today:  20140817

The toasted rind was lost on a poorly executed cheese. The base cheese turned out bitter with a crumbly texture. There is a little roasty flavor, but I find it overshadowed by the bitter flavor. I will try this again, if only because it looks cool!  ;)
Oh, and I made this without a proper press. Don't press overnight with weights that can move!




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Re: Blowtorch That Rind!
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2014, 09:33:14 PM »
WOW! Thats pretty cool flac! Did you use a kitchen torch? I cook sous-vide a lot and was thinking of buying a little torch-aid gadget that could possibly serve for this as well. Its called the searzall.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHU9ZsCKssE


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Re: Blowtorch That Rind!
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2014, 11:41:58 PM »
Thank you!
I think I need more power! That searzall is crazy

I used a culinary torch: http://www.bonjourproducts.com/53826.html