Author Topic: Benji's Cheddar Extravagansa (First Cheddar)  (Read 1559 times)

Offline Ariel301

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Re: Benji's Cheddar Extravagansa (First Cheddar)
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2009, 10:04:24 PM »
Looks great!

I just tried my first cheddar and never got a clean break. The curds basically formed into little chunks and sank to the bottom; they looked like they had already been cut. (I think I may have accidentally overheated it...I was babysitting a nephew and niece unexpectedly while making cheeses) I kept going with it, and pressed it, and it looks good and tastes good. We'll see how it ages.

How long are you going to age yours?

Keep us updated on it!


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Re: Benji's Cheddar Extravagansa (First Cheddar)
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2009, 07:49:57 AM »
Wow, that really looks excellent. What size is the block of cheese. You said 4 gallons of milk so I am guessing that it is about 6" round and about 3-4" thick.  Also is it normal for cheddar to have a spotted yellow and white look or is that just the picture?