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Patterns - how to?
« on: February 25, 2014, 09:16:30 AM »
Stupid question, but how do cheesemakers get the pretty patterns in their cheeses?  For instance, Gianaclis Caldwell's Elk Mountain, tomme-styled cheese with the pretty colander pattern?  Pre-press (e.g., 30, 60 and 90 minute press and flip) with cheesecloth, and finish out press without cheesecloth, in the appropriate mold?
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Re: Patterns - how to?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 10:51:56 AM »
Yep. Elk Mountain I believe drains longer before the final mold. Something like 3+ hours. Same idea though. Stabilize, then shape, then brine. Depending on moisture, can at times do after brine.
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Re: Patterns - how to?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2014, 10:57:34 AM »
Thanks Pav.
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