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My First 2 Cheddars
« on: April 09, 2009, 09:28:36 PM »
Here are my first 2 Stir Curd Cheddar's made with raw milk.The difference with using "Raw Milk" was incredible. I urge  anyone who is serious about making cheese to try  with raw milk even if it involves a long journey to fetch it.

I wonder if these are the first cheddar's made in Thailand?

Cheddar #1

Cheddar #1


Cheddar #2


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Re: My First 2 Cheddars
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2009, 09:30:25 PM »
Just a note. Cheddar #1 has colouring added to it. Cheddar #2 has no colouring.

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Re: My First 2 Cheddars
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2009, 12:35:41 AM »
Nick:

Those Cheddars look great.  How long do you plan to age them?

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Re: My First 2 Cheddars
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2009, 06:07:03 AM »
They do look good.  What do your moulds look like?
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Re: My First 2 Cheddars
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2009, 06:53:35 AM »
Hi, they haven't been aged yet, this after about 3-4 days air drying.

As for the molds..I don't have any yet, I`m mid way through a build of one.
They were actually pressed in a small plastic bin about 7 inches wide and a saucer used as a follower.


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Re: My First 2 Cheddars
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2009, 09:51:28 AM »
Lookin' VERY good, Nick!

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Re: My First 2 Cheddars
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2009, 08:09:36 PM »
Great start Nick.  So will you introduce your Thai friends to cheddar, or selfishly keep them all to yourself?  Me, I'm selfish - mostly.  What do you think about a bit more color next time?

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Re: My First 2 Cheddars
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2009, 08:45:14 PM »
Really great looking cheese Nick! Hey you might start a fad there. Authentic American style cheddar. Great job!

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Re: My First 2 Cheddars
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2009, 09:39:25 PM »
In my opinion, making them was the easy part, the hardest part is waiting for them to age, I can't wait to try one

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Re: My First 2 Cheddars
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2009, 10:51:39 PM »
That is always the toughest part!


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Re: My First 2 Cheddars
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2009, 07:31:03 AM »
Nick,
I agree that aging is the toughest part.  How do you plan to age them?
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Re: My First 2 Cheddars
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2009, 08:05:07 PM »
Nick,
I agree that aging is the toughest part.  How do you plan to age them?

I have waxed them and converted an old fridge I have, obviously I have to be careful living in a tropical climate