This update comes in a bit late, but anyway:
Below some pictures of the situation on 30th september (in Flickr I labeled them 28th by mistake).
So I ditched C1 and C2 on 30th, after deciding the smell was unbearable (not the famous sweat socks smell, but really bad).
Now I have temperature 10C and humidity 80%. I'm pretty happy with that.
On monday this week (5th oct) I pierced A and B, using my thermometer stick as the piercing instrument. It worked pretty well. Cheese felt soft while piercing, even though it is solid to touch on the outside. I liked the soft perception, and am hoping for excellent texture.
A was markably softer than B, as it has been from the beginning.
Did I mention earlier, A bloomed a few days before B did, so I'm thinking the temperature might have slowed blue down. As you see from the pictures, C1 never bloomed, so at least 50C is too much for blue to survive (funny, since it seems to be so resistant to everything).
I'm getting RAW MILK on sunday! Whoohoo! So the experiment shall get follow-ups then (the long-promised comparison of cross contamination blue->gouda might be coming).
A, B, C1, C2 on 30th sept
A, B on 30th sept