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Blue Cheese - Innoculating From Store Bought Blue Cheese
« on: January 23, 2010, 02:40:32 PM »
Hello Everyone,

Is it true that we can "inoculate" a batch of milk by using a piece of store bought blue cheese? This would replace the "Penicillium Roqueforti" you normally buy.

Cacio

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Re: Blue Cheese - Innoculating From Store Bought Blue Cheese
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2010, 05:41:26 PM »
Hi Cacio

Yep that works fine, I've done it in this batch and in this batch, and in this one.

There's a discussion on that here and another here.

The trick is getting the vacancies in the cheese in which the mold can grow, after you pierce it.

Have fun.

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Re: Blue Cheese - Innoculating From Store Bought Blue Cheese
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2010, 09:01:38 PM »
Thanks John!

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Re: Blue Cheese - Innoculating From Store Bought Blue Cheese
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2010, 06:30:27 AM »
Ya!  I scraped a few grams of the blue out of a blue cheese I made before, and used that in storebought milk, along with buttermilk as a starter culture (which I learned from this forum), and made some blue cheese that I liked very much, all for the cost of the storebought milk, so it was about $1.78 for a pound of blue cheese!

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