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Offline Cheesetart

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Can I age a Cambozola in my normal cheese fridge?
« on: May 14, 2010, 12:43:59 PM »
I've got several cheese in my cheese fridge -- most are vacuum sealed and all doing well.  I also have an Asiago and soon to be a Emmental that are not sealed.  I'm really tempted to also add a Cambozola -- reading through some of the posts and Brie's recent photos just have me anxious to try one.  I'm concerned that it might not be a good thing for my unsealed cheeses -- but on the other hand, I should be able to control with some ripening containers -- maybe?  I tossed around the idea of another cheese fridge -- but at this time, I'm not quite sure where I will put it.  Still an option to consider.
So the real question is -- can  the Cambozola be aged with my other cheeses?  Thoughts?
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Offline Cheesetart

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Re: Can I age a Cambozola in my normal cheese fridge?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2010, 08:28:01 PM »
well, not sure that it matters.   After all of this time making cheese, this one seems to not want to make clean break.  Going to wait a bit and check it again, but it is fighting me before it gets started...................
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Re: Can I age a Cambozola in my normal cheese fridge?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2010, 09:01:53 PM »
Hang in there kiddo!

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Re: Can I age a Cambozola in my normal cheese fridge?
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2010, 06:40:05 AM »
I decided to let it sit overnight -- just to see what would happen, and still only minimal curd.  The only thing that I can figure is that I misjudged the rennet.  I made Emmental on Friday and it worked beautifully--- so I can't imagine that the rennet was bad............obviously just miscalculated.............
I have tons of office work to do today -- but I might jump in, run for more cream, and give it another shot.  I won't rest until I give it another shot!
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Re: Can I age a Cambozola in my normal cheese fridge?
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2010, 09:42:58 PM »
Sorry to hear that. I am sure you know the drill though ... was it UHT milk? ESL? Was the rennet old?

As for aging them together yes you can keep it in a container with some air flow and limit the cross contanination of the mold. You could also consider sealing the other cheeses.


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