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Offline ivylog9

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cheese is swelling
« on: June 04, 2009, 09:56:07 PM »
My cheese started swelling 1 day after waxing. What have I done wrong. It is supposed to be Colby.


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Re: cheese is swelling
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2009, 11:22:04 PM »
Was it dry when you waxed it?

Offline ivylog9

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Re: cheese is swelling
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2009, 04:14:28 PM »
Uh, I think so... Maybe a little damp. DH said it was time to wax, but I think we waxed too soon? I used to make cheese years ago and I let it form a rind for 1-2- weeks THEN waxed. It had only been drying 3-4 days in humid conditions.

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Re: cheese is swelling
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2009, 04:32:34 PM »
Ivy - I typically air dry any of my wheel ~ 5 days before I wax them. I have not had that problem. Other than not being dry enough you could have had a contaminant that was gas producing making eyes in your wheel. What starters did you use?
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Re: cheese is swelling
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2009, 11:10:29 PM »
We used mesophilic starters, direct set from New England supply


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