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Bloomy rind with flowers or leaves as decoration??
« on: May 13, 2016, 09:42:36 AM »
Has anyone tried making a bloomy rind cheese and putting a leaf or flower on top of the cheese?
Where do the flowers come from?
Also, are you putting the flowers or leaves on after drying stage and before mold growth, or when you are wrapping the cheese?

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Re: Bloomy rind with flowers or leaves as decoration??
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2016, 10:36:44 AM »
Generally the flowers come from plants.

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Re: Bloomy rind with flowers or leaves as decoration??
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2016, 11:56:03 AM »
Ha. ha. Very helpful :)

i meant if you were selling these commercially, do you order them dried or something? Or can we use fresh ones from our farm?

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Re: Bloomy rind with flowers or leaves as decoration??
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2016, 08:07:00 PM »
Probably best to ask your state regulatory agency if doing this commercially. I have seen commercial cheeses with flowers, but don't know the requirements.


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Re: Bloomy rind with flowers or leaves as decoration??
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2016, 04:24:35 AM »
French Fougeru is a traditional brie type cheese that is covered with fern leaves.

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Re: Bloomy rind with flowers or leaves as decoration??
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2016, 01:01:33 PM »
Im just going to try it out on one or two small bloomies first, after mold growth and before wrapping. Mostly was looking for someone on the forum who had tried it before, or someone with a "safe"/approved flower petal distributor (haha sounds silly).
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