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Re: Monterey Jack Recipe
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2008, 04:21:15 PM »
The recipe for this one said to dry until the cheese starts to yellow around the edges.  So did that, and waxed this morning.  I was surprised that even with the wax, you can still see the herbs showing through.  Interesting finish.
Again thanks for evens help.  Hopefully I can get these through the aging process in god health.


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Re: Monterey Jack Recipe
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2008, 04:31:13 PM »
Well don't they look nice and very well waxed, what are your tricks-traps to achieve that finish?

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Re: Monterey Jack Recipe
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2008, 04:47:29 PM »
Nicely done, Tea! :)

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Re: Monterey Jack Recipe
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2008, 04:38:32 PM »
Well considering I have only waxed these two, I'm not sure that I am the person to give you tips. 
I was just wondering if you use the liquid cheese plastic first before you wax?

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Re: Monterey Jack Recipe
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2008, 10:26:20 PM »
Well curiosity finally killed the cat.  I have been staking this cheese since I waxed them, and today I just had to try it, even though it has only been aging 3 weeks.
Having never tasted this cheese before, I can only say that to me, the cheese still seems a little young, with just a hint of a bite.  Lovely feel, and absolutely bursting with flavours from the herbs garlic.  The smells just hit me, as I cut into the cheese.
Have wrapped in again in plastic, and will age for another week or two, and try again.
I am really happy with this one so far, and will definately be making this again.
Yummy.


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Re: Monterey Jack Recipe
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2008, 08:49:13 AM »
Tea your Garden Herbed Monterey Jack does look great, lots of fun.

I've never waxed before . . . I think you used the plastic coating before adding wax right?

In the picture it looks like the wax didn't come off very well or that just your handiwork ;)?

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Re: Monterey Jack Recipe
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2008, 02:48:05 PM »
The white is the plastic coating.  I didn't expect it to look like that either.  I don't recall seeing that on commercial products, so it makes me think that they must do something different.
In reality, it peels off just as easily as store bought wax does.

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Re: Monterey Jack Recipe
« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2008, 08:25:42 PM »
Well I have been watching the other monterey jack that I did a wine bath with, and have noticed that the wax was lifting and starting to get a barrelled affect.  I opened it also this morning, and even though there doesn't appear to be any mould, (what I thought I would find), the cheese seemes to have aged well, with the wine flavours permeating through the cheese, but the middle has separated.
Any ideas/suggestions as to what may have happened.


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Re: Monterey Jack Recipe
« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2012, 12:32:52 PM »
Information on Monterey Jack Cheese is available here.

Monterey Jack Cheese Making Recipe


Neither of these links work.  Are they available elsewhere on the site?
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Re: Monterey Jack Recipe
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Re: Monterey Jack Recipe
« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2012, 09:56:26 AM »
Thanks. I'll give that recipe a try.  :D
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