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First Brie
« on: December 09, 2017, 06:09:50 PM »
My Brie looks terrific, and has been aging in wrap for a while.  It's starting to feel soft in the center, even though by the calendar it's not supposed to be ready until December 27. 
Can I cut it to check, or will that mess everything up? 
I'd rather it be ready around Christmas, as I have my Brie loving daughter coming home then.
Any advice appreciated.

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Re: First Brie
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2017, 07:16:44 PM »
How long is "a while?"
How many weeks are you calculating that it would be "ready" Dec 27?
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Re: First Brie
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2017, 07:33:32 PM »
It's been aging for about 3 weeks.  Finished on Nov. 14 and bloomed on both sides in about a week, then was wrapped more or less on Nov. 21.
I think I'd better wait a bit more.

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Re: First Brie
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2017, 10:11:26 AM »
Typically they take 6 weeks if aged in a fridge.  In a warmer cheese cave much faster. I keep mine in a mini fridge at 42°F.  I had originally bought it to age blues separate from the rest of my cheeses but couldn't get the temp high enough.  Works great for brie and other fresh cheese though.
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Re: First Brie
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2017, 08:21:26 PM »
Hm.  This is in a 55 degree fridge/cave.  So it may age more quickly?

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Re: First Brie
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2017, 11:06:11 PM »
Yes, it will.  I age mine at 54 degrees and at 4 weeks they are ready.  In fact, beyond that and they over-ripen too fast
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Re: First Brie
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2017, 01:29:17 PM »
okay, then I am going to move it to the regular fridge.  That should slow it down some.  Thanks for the replies!