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Re: Formaggio Ubriaco (drunken cheese),(Spanish) recipe
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2014, 06:14:31 PM »
I tried a cabra al vino recipe of Mary Karlin's but ended up tossing it (it was early in my schooling in cheese making though so I probably screwed up somewhere).  I've also tried to make some cheese sauces with red wine with equally disappointing results.  Your post is encouraging and I will definitively give it a shot, as it is pretty simple and that makes for less chance of me screwing something up again  :o.

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Re: Formaggio Ubriaco (drunken cheese),(Spanish) recipe
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2014, 04:08:02 PM »
Well thankyou and put some pictures of it I have never seen anyone else do one so it would be nice to compare :) good luck
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Re: Formaggio Ubriaco (drunken cheese),(Spanish) recipe
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2014, 12:42:13 PM »

I'm prepping to try this recipe, and I have a question about the wine:

1.5 L (1.5 quarts) Sweet Red wine” (this is really up to your personal taste)

I realize it says 'up to your personal taste', but do you have any counsel regarding sweet vs dry, and how it affects the flavour of the cheese?  Or is the primary purpose of the wine to assist with rind formation?  Which wines have you tried?

Thanks for your help,
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Re: Formaggio Ubriaco (drunken cheese),(Spanish) recipe
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2014, 01:23:45 PM »
I would recommend a dry as i believes it helps make a firmer paste.

Good luck and I would love to see some pictures of your make :)
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Re: Formaggio Ubriaco (drunken cheese),(Spanish) recipe
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2014, 07:50:11 AM »

I'm currently at the drying stage, after the first soak.  How red was your cheese after the first soak?  Mine's reddish, but not as red as I would have expected. 

Did you re-use your bath, or start with fresh wine for the second soak?

Thanks for your help!  I can't wait for the three months to be over!
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Re: Formaggio Ubriaco (drunken cheese),(Spanish) recipe
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2014, 03:10:31 PM »
I soaked it three times it's really up to you I soaked it let it dry soaked it again then let it dry it gets a lot redder once it's dried good luck :) and yes I reused my wine
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Re: Formaggio Ubriaco (drunken cheese),(Spanish) recipe
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2014, 08:58:44 PM »
You asked for photos.  Here is the after pressing, and then after the first soak.

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Re: Formaggio Ubriaco (drunken cheese),(Spanish) recipe
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2014, 09:02:51 PM »
A strange thing has happened, after the third soak: the cheese now sparkles!  Perhaps something in the wine has crystalized on the surface of the cheese, but it now sparkles.  Weird.  The bright dots you see on the cheese in the photos below are the sparkles, picked up by the camera's flash.

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Re: Formaggio Ubriaco (drunken cheese),(Spanish) recipe
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2014, 01:42:27 AM »
Looking exactly like mine, mine sparkled as we'll but my camera didn't pick it up, good luck  :D
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