Author Topic: Can I use a rind from Taleggio as a starter of b.linens?  (Read 692 times)

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Can I use a rind from Taleggio as a starter of b.linens?
« on: October 22, 2010, 03:04:59 PM »
Hi, I am a new into cheesemaking,
want to do my first Taleggio, I have a little piece of store  bought cheese (also Taleggio), can I use a piece of rind as a starter, like people do with a blue cheeses?
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Re: Can I use a rind from Taleggio as a starter of b.linens?
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2010, 04:04:16 PM »
Yes, works same way. Puree and homogenize in 3% brine, and then filter and spray or dunk or wipe on with a rag.

Might get contaminated, so rind might not be exactly the same, but should be close.
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Re: Can I use a rind from Taleggio as a starter of b.linens?
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2010, 04:25:59 PM »
Thanks a lot LinuxBoy,
My recipe (from the 200 cheeses book) suggests to add b.linens during milk inoculation, can I do that?
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Re: Can I use a rind from Taleggio as a starter of b.linens?
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2010, 04:27:23 PM »
Yes, either milk or surface or both.
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