Well, my first attemp at Crottin may be a failure. It started out with a loose set which I drained in cheese cloth to get a moldable curd. They looked ok week one and mold was growing fine. At 12 days I cut into one and noticed a slightly off flavor to it, but since I have never tasted it before I thought it might be me. Day 13 I noticed a foul smell begining to come from the ripening box. Today, day 14 it smell horrible. I melled the mold throughout the whole ageing process, but this odor is very strong and not appetizing at all (actually it is the opposite I am still feeling a little ill from the smell). They have no visible signs of spoilage, so I am assuming the curds being wet in the begining may have led to to much moisture in the ripening box. I am going to toss them now. Poor little Crottins.