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Offline harlan

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Odor of young Camembert?
« on: December 16, 2009, 04:47:05 PM »
Just tried making camembert for the first time this weekend.

It's been about 4 days since I put the young cheese into my ripening area at 50F and 95% humidity.

I took the cheese out to dab off the moisture and turn, and I noticed that it has a faint aroma similar to blue cheese.

I've never made blue cheese before so I don't think it could be cross contamination.

Is this a normal smell for young camembert?

Thanks.


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Re: Odor of young Camembert?
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2009, 04:56:59 PM »
Which blue cheese aroma in specific? Is it butyraldehyde and/or butyric acid? Or is is more like a damp cellar, or more like the earth where mushrooms grow, or more like an old musty shed?
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Re: Odor of young Camembert?
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2009, 09:51:59 PM »
It is sharp and tangy smelling not earthy or damp.

It is a pleasant odor.

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Re: Odor of young Camembert?
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2010, 10:34:20 AM »
Harlan,
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