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Offline GBoyd

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Cabrales Question
« on: October 26, 2009, 04:58:02 PM »
This is just an idle question, I don't have any intention of making it anytime soon. But I thought of it after seeing the thread on wrapping a cheese with fig leaves:http://cheeseforum.org/forum/index.php/topic,2408.0.html

What do the grape leaves on cabrales do? It seems like it would be counter-productive to wrap a blue cheese with something. Wouldn't it inhibit the growth on the outside and cut off oxygen to the center?


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Offline FRANCOIS

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Re: Cabrales Question
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2009, 05:38:26 AM »
They work fine.  Just get a good blue growth going and pierce before wrapping.  Grape leaves, depending on variety, if blanched correctly will give an acidic tang to the rind.  In my opinion they don't take very well to being soaked in spirits (flavor wise).

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Re: Cabrales Question
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2009, 10:09:55 AM »
Okay. So it's mainly about the flavor from the grape leaves. Makes sense, thanks.