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First successful munster
« on: August 01, 2010, 12:18:44 PM »
Opened this cheese today; it was made on 16 May.
The rind is soft, almost sticky but not quite. The rind has some unwanted spots but that doesn't seem to have affected the cheese. It definitely has a strong B. linens odor, the gym bag thing, but not unpleasant.
This is the most delicious cheese I have made. It has a very complex flavor, with good mouth feel. There is a nice bite to the finish but not acidic or bitter. I've never eaten a munster except for commercial American types. This cheese has that flavor, but times 10.
I would recommend this to any of you that like washed rind type cheeses, on the strong side.

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Re: First successful munster
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2010, 09:55:26 PM »
Looks good Pam. This is one of my favorite sandwich and general snack cheeses. Definatelt stronger flavor than the deli stuff - especially the rind but very pleasent.

Good job!

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Re: First successful munster
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2010, 10:27:26 PM »
Nice. I'll put that in my scrapbook as a textbook example of a Munster. Or is it Muenster?

Why can't I get that nice color in my Esrom?

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Re: First successful munster
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2010, 06:43:14 AM »
Nice looking cheese. Too bad we can't pass slices around.

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Re: First successful munster
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2010, 01:23:47 PM »
Slices?  How bout a wedge!  LOL  Really looks good. 
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Re: First successful munster
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2010, 02:39:06 PM »
What culture/additives did you use?

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Re: First successful munster
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2010, 03:46:08 PM »
I used my own cultured buttermilk as the starter (which I get from making cultured butter; I've had this strain going for several months, and initially made it by adding Meso Aroma B to cream.)  I also added B. linens, and, of course, rennet.
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Re: First successful munster
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2010, 03:46:44 PM »
Hey - why don't you drive over the mountain and share ;-)  I'll supply the wine.  That cheese looks scrumptious!

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Re: First successful munster
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2010, 04:03:11 PM »
I have never made a French style muenster it looks and sounds totally different than the American variety. Almost bought some last night at Whole Foods but I had already grabbed 5 or 6 others to try. Didn't want to go totally broke all at once. Is it strong like reblochon?

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Re: First successful munster
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2010, 04:42:30 PM »
Bonnie, you come here and I'll share! But hurry, it's going fast!
Debi, my munster is way stronger than my reblochon, but very tasty.

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Re: First successful munster
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2010, 06:47:47 PM »
Hmmm might have to try this as long as it's not bitter.

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Re: First successful munster
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2011, 05:33:52 PM »
I used my own cultured buttermilk as the starter (which I get from making cultured butter; I've had this strain going for several months, and initially made it by adding Meso Aroma B to cream.)  I also added B. linens, and, of course, rennet.
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Re: First successful munster
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2011, 02:55:15 PM »
I mostly went by the recipe from 200 Easy Homemade Cheeses. I used a 3x floc multiplier, with floc at 14 minutes. I added 1/8t B. linens to the milk but only used salt and water for my washing. After brining and air drying, I aged it in my cave/fridge at +/- 50F, washing it every other day for 2 weeks, and twice a week for another 2 weeks.
I used a small tomme mold. Cut at 10 weeks.