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Offline dbudge55

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Question about PCs
« on: October 17, 2017, 09:42:55 AM »
It's been a long time since I've been here but I'm finally getting back to making cheese. I'm venturing into making Bries and Cams as I get going and I see my vendor has PCs that are low, medium or high proteolytic activity. Does anyone have an opinion which of these I should be buying for either Brie or Cam.

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Re: Question about PCs
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2017, 10:32:50 AM »
So I got my question answered by master cheese maker Yoav Perry"

"Start with medium to gauge what you like, adjust from there. More proteolysis = softer cheese faster ...but also higher ammonia buildup"

"extra proteolysis is a good way to counteract acidic/dry curd. But always choose based on balance of flavor, aroma, texture and looks"

" also consider the entire combo with of cultures, milk flavor, aging conditions and your own desires: mushrooms? Garlic? Thin? Supple?"

"last and not least, it is totally okay to blend 2-3 strains of PC..."
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Re: Question about PCs
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2017, 11:08:50 AM »
Thanks for sharing this.
Many times I found myself messaging Yoav too for my cheesy problems :)
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Re: Question about PCs
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2017, 11:28:29 PM »
I wish he would start selling again.  I am running low on my favorite pc .

I might have to set up a lab and culture it.

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Re: Question about PCs
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2017, 09:41:23 AM »
Boy, me too. I was just getting back into it when he stopped. I've been using The Cheese Connection in Seattle in the mean time. They have a reasonably broad selection if you've never looked.

http://www.cheeseconnection.net
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