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1st Cheddar
« on: July 03, 2014, 09:07:16 PM »
Have not posted for awhile, been waiting to report on my 1st cheese. It was a cheddar made 15 months ago.
I have made several since with variable results, but here is the report on my very first cheese.
It is wonderful!
Very sharp cheddar flavor. Very creamy, but at the same time a little too crumbly. It even melts! Was not expecting that with a cheddar.

Here are some pics:
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Re: 1st Cheddar
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2014, 08:37:18 AM »
Nice, 15 months amazing
Have a cheese this looks very good ;D
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Re: 1st Cheddar
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2014, 03:27:08 PM »
Thanks for the cheese H-J-K. I have had better texture on my latter cheeses, but the taste of this one is the best I have had. Time to get another one going.
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Re: 1st Cheddar
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2014, 04:22:10 PM »
It's an amazing colour. Did you use annato?

Many extra-vintage cheddars give a creamy-yet-crumbly profile.This one looks like it fits the bill. AC2U.

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Re: 1st Cheddar
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2014, 04:47:19 PM »
It's an amazing colour. Did you use annato?

Many extra-vintage cheddars give a creamy-yet-crumbly profile.This one looks like it fits the bill. AC2U.

Thanks for the cheese.

Yes, I used Annato, and way too much. This was my first cheese and when shopping for supplies I saw a review that indicated you needed to use more Annato than the directions called for. I did. It was way too much. I think I used 2 tsp in this 2 gallen of milk cheese. I may use 1/2 tsp in my next one.
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Re: 1st Cheddar
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2014, 09:33:58 AM »
Another cheese to you for a great first cheese !

You deserve ten more for having the incredible patience to wait 15 months to open your first cheese !

That has to be a record of some kind.

Great work , the texture looks perfect for an aged cheddar. ;D
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Re: 1st Cheddar
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2014, 11:43:19 AM »
seriously, the patience really is as impressive as the cheese looks  8)

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