That is what usually happens to mine. I have taken to moving them to another cave at 5c, seems to be working at the moment.
Wow I thought I was the only one with deformed Fourme! Thanks very much for letting me know I'm not alone graysalchemy
Well Slumpy went under the axe last night... OK, not an axe as such, but a rather sharp knife instead.
The paste was chalky in the centre with almost no trace of blue - I suspect the air-holes blocked up too fast due to the collapsing nature of the cheese. Under the rind was some goo... how on earth I managed slip-skin on a blue cheese with no Geo is beyond me! The runny section tastes fantastic... sort of brie-like. The centre tastes of a very mild blue and is pleasant enough whilst the rind is pretty funky, to be honest!
I've vacuum-wrapped one half and a quarter and put back in the cave to see what happens. The remaining quarter is being eaten apace. I will try this again though if my ongoing Stilton is a success I may start to major on those. So many cheeses and so little time
I'll leave Dumpy in the cave a while longer to see how the little chap progresses. Thanks again for any comments or advice.