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Offline JeffHamm

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Re: 1st Grana - Romano
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2014, 12:27:06 AM »
Yes, these lipase cheeses have a wonderful aroma.  You will love this cheese when it's ready, but until then, you must be patient grasshopper.

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Re: 1st Grana - Romano
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2014, 04:29:16 AM »
One question to the Cheese Gurus; how long before one starts the alternating oil and salt treatment?

The make instructions seem a little sparse on that detail.
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Re: 1st Grana - Romano
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2014, 11:09:35 AM »
Hi Flound,

I did a quick search on romano in this board.  Found a bunch of threads, and generally, people seem to oil it around 6 weeks.  One or two "treatments".  Then, vac. seal around 6 months (to prevent too much moisture loss).

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Re: 1st Grana - Romano
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2014, 07:50:10 AM »
After nearly eight months of waiting, it's Romano day!

Made on March 2nd, I cut into it my little Italian buddy yesterday.

Texture is very Romanesque, hard, almost to the point of crumbliness, but stopping just shy. A bit of moisture, shreds nicely.

Nice bit of sharpness from the lipase up front, buttery notes right on its heels and a pleasant mouth feel.

I can't wait to try this on some pasta.
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Re: 1st Grana - Romano
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2014, 01:00:15 PM »
Congratulations on a beautiful looking make and on the patience to wait for opening! A cheese to you!
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Re: 1st Grana - Romano
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2014, 01:15:20 PM »
Great looking cheese! A cheese for you!  :)

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Re: 1st Grana - Romano
« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2014, 08:48:57 PM »
Beautiful looking cheese, Flound. Very classic.

A cheese for your efforts.

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Re: 1st Grana - Romano
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2014, 01:37:10 AM »
A cheese to you Flound!  Very good looking Romano.  I bet it will be very nice over some pasta. 
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Re: 1st Grana - Romano
« Reply #23 on: Yesterday at 03:23:39 PM »
Another cheese for your bulging collection :).  I'm going to start doing a hard cheese every month. each to age a year because good Parmesan and Romano are expensive and they are fairly simple recipes.