Author Topic: parrafin  (Read 1064 times)

Offline rustinsmommy

  • Young Cheese
  • **
  • Posts: 10
  • Cheeses: 0
  • Default personal text
parrafin
« on: March 29, 2010, 05:21:31 PM »
I can't find cheese wax anywhere except ordering it and the shipping is more than the wax. Can I use parrafin to wax my cheese? I want to make a farmhouse cheddar or a gouda, but I don't have wax. :-\


Guests, join the CheeseForum.org community to remove this ad.


Offline MrsKK

  • Old Cheese
  • *****
  • Location: Wisconsin
  • Posts: 1,875
  • Cheeses: 61
  • Default personal text
Re: parrafin
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2010, 09:36:11 PM »
Paraffin wax is pretty brittle and will crack quite easily.  I bought cheesewax online and waxed my first few cheddars, but ended up with cracks in it, too.  It was quite discouraging, so I went to using lard to coat my aged cheeses.  I've been very happy with that method.

Offline DeejayDebi

  • Old Cheese
  • *****
  • Location: Connecticut
  • Posts: 5,803
  • Cheeses: 95
    • Deejays Smoke Pit and DSP Forums
Re: parrafin
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2010, 09:49:36 PM »
I hate waxing. Even if it can be used over it. I prefer to use olive oil or vaccuum bagging. Cheddars are great with the lard bandage method, but I still have to have omeone else remove the bandage because it will develop mold well (I am alergic to green mold).

Offline rustinsmommy

  • Young Cheese
  • **
  • Posts: 10
  • Cheeses: 0
  • Default personal text
Re: parrafin
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2010, 10:07:19 AM »
Can i do a natural rind on a cheddar? I don't have a vacuum sealer nor the funds to buy one at this time. How do you do a lard and bandage wrap and would that work on Gouda too??

Offline DeejayDebi

  • Old Cheese
  • *****
  • Location: Connecticut
  • Posts: 5,803
  • Cheeses: 95
    • Deejays Smoke Pit and DSP Forums
Re: parrafin
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2010, 12:09:46 AM »
The best illustration I know for cloth bandaging is: Here

It will work on any cheese you want to age.


Guests, join the CheeseForum.org community to remove this ad.