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Offline zenith1

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Labelling - Aging Cheeses
« on: May 05, 2009, 02:12:52 PM »
I was curious as to how everyone labels the cheese in their caves. Now that I have a number in my cave it occured to me that I had better find a solution to labeling. The ones that I have waxed are not a problem, but what about the natural rind varieties? What solutions have been tried?
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Re: Labelling - Aging Cheeses
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2009, 02:54:52 PM »
Yes, I am wondering the same thing. I currently have seven in my cave with two drying and waiting to be entered.

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Re: Labelling - Aging Cheeses
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2009, 04:07:52 PM »
Hi all!  I made up a little label/sticker that I can use.  It just has 3 blanks to write in on the bottom. Cheese name, Date produced and batch number that correspond to my cheesemaking notes.  This is a far off view but you get the gist.  I have some on regular paper that I press into the warm wax and then dip again over it to seal it onto the cheeses I wax.  It works really good and makes them look purdy! :)


Here is is on a Camembert.

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Re: Labelling - Aging Cheeses
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2009, 05:03:24 PM »
That's what I do too Chili. It's fun and impresses the friends, but it doesn't address the issue with unwaxed cheeses.

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Re: Labelling - Aging Cheeses
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2009, 05:22:41 PM »
Oh... missed that!  Could use a stick pin! :)

There was some discussion previously.... HERE... talked about using edible ink pens.

Maybe something like those printable food grade paper supplies that they use on cake decorating.

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Re: Labelling - Aging Cheeses
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2009, 05:30:01 PM »
You know... how about something like these from Rockler, customized branding irons!!  It would certainly give it a cool look.  Many of the Parmesans are branded.

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Re: Labelling - Aging Cheeses
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2009, 06:50:11 PM »
At my wifes suggestion I have tried using a craft type paint brush(very small) dipped in food coloring to write identification on the edge of the wheels. I have oiled over this with no problems. I am only using an identification number at this time but one could easily put any information on the wheel including using custom stencils. For me the problem is solved.
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