Author Topic: Chilipepper's Cheese #003 - Farmhouse Cheddar  (Read 724 times)

Offline chilipepper

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Chilipepper's Cheese #003 - Farmhouse Cheddar
« on: December 26, 2008, 10:19:00 PM »
Well here is the fruit of my first hard cheese adventure.  Only about 1 month old.

I don't have any pictures of the process but the recipe is pretty much verbatim from Ricki's book with store bought whole milk.  I didn't add calcium chloride however.

The cheese is well for lack of a better description...damn good!  Maybe a little dry but I've never had a farmhouse cheddar to compare it to.  It has a nice mild cheddar flavor and certainly gives context to the efforts.  I vacuum packed the other half and will try it again in a month or so... If I can wait that long!





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Offline John (CH)

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Re: Chilipepper's Cheese #003 - Farmhouse Cheddar
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2008, 10:21:58 PM »
Well that did turn out well, congrats . . . you going to re-use the wax?

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Re: Chilipepper's Cheese #003 - Farmhouse Cheddar
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2008, 10:31:03 PM »
I hope to.  I put it in a plastic baggie for now.  I need to figure out how to clean as there is a little cheese stuck to it prior to adding it back to the vat of wax.

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Re: Chilipepper's Cheese #003 - Farmhouse Cheddar
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2008, 02:21:44 PM »
Congrats Chilipepper that looks great.