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Offline Tomek

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The Re-paraffin
« on: October 15, 2015, 08:20:30 AM »
Hello,

I would like to ask if can i re-paraffin homemade cheese (I mean, I've  cut off one slice of cheese and then tought that my cheese could be a little more mature). I wonder also if I could paraffin cheese bought in  the store.

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Re: The Re-paraffin
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2015, 03:32:11 AM »
Tomek, welcome to the forum. Yes, you can re-paraffin the cheese. Don't try to just add paraffin to the existing (that doesn't seem to work well); instead, take off all the paraffin and completely re-coat it.

If you cut a slice out, you will probably want to go ahead and cut it in half -- I doubt that you would be able to get it sealed as well if there is a large concave in the shape.

Sure, you can paraffin cheese from the store, assuming you are talking about a paraffin-suitable cheese. (For example, I woudn't suggest using paraffin on a brie!) Are you wanting to do this in order to prevent mold, or to try to let it age more? I don't know how well the latter might work; I guess it would depend on how the store-bought cheese was made.
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Re: The Re-paraffin
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2015, 01:27:31 AM »
Thank you, this is what I wanted to know.