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Offline JeffHamm

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Re: My 4th Tomme
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2014, 02:03:48 PM »
Just an update on the rind development on this.  The linens are getting over-run by moulds now.  We're now at 916g and 15.0 x 4.6 cm, for 1.13g/cm3.  I gave it a brushing down after the photo and it sort of has a wet grass type aroma.  This is different from the aroma I usually get from brushing back my rinds, which is normally more like hazelnuts.  The brown mould is one I don't usually get so, something is different in this cheese's world and it's attracted new helpers.  Still a few months to go before it's ready I think, but coming along nicely.

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Re: My 4th Tomme
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2014, 09:14:53 PM »
Looks very promising, Jeff. Quite a Geo bloom going on there, but it's clear there's a lot more growing under it. Should be interesting down the road.

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Re: My 4th Tomme
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2014, 01:00:55 AM »
And I thought my recent Caerphilly was scary! You have some pretty impressive growth on that cheese. I think my husband would be very worried indeed if he saw something like that in my cave. Of course that might teach him to keep his nose out of there!
Thank you for the progressive pictures Jeff. That provides quite an education on how a rind might progress. A cheese to you for helping my education yet again.
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Re: My 4th Tomme
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2014, 02:11:26 PM »
Thanks all.  Yes, the rind is progressing nicely.  I've given it a brush, which helps to "refresh it" and mix up the spores over the surface.  Looks less scary now, but you can see the linens undercoat.

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Re: My 4th Tomme
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2014, 08:26:56 PM »
Hi Jeff,  Just quick question... are you worried about the weight loss ? I wonder how thick the rind is.  It certianly looks wonderful and something I keep trying for but never quite get there.  I think my 'Cave' (wine fridge) is a little too dry and sterile.  Back on the 'SHow my your Cave' post you can see mine. it now has a waxed St Paulin and and a Cheddar.  Maybe I need to re-engineer the 'cave' with wooden shelves and work on the RH.

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Re: My 4th Tomme
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2014, 01:35:11 AM »
Hi Mal,

Not worried about the weight loss.  Most of the weight loss is shedding excess moisture.  Will take this out to around 7 months and then cut into it.  I've got a Dunlop that is close to a year old that I'll cut into around end of November when my parents come.  Will see how thick the rind is on that. ;)

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