I'm not an expert on bees wax, ear wax or leg waxing! I can tell you however what my cheese book says.
1. Make sure the cheese is dry and cool
2. Place wax in the pot, double boiler etc. heat to wax to 250F or 121C to eliminate any surface bacteria that may have formed on the cheese.
3. Hold cheese by the sides and dip one half in the wax in an "in-out" motion. Let the wax dry and harden, and then dip and coat the other side. Let the wax cool, look for any missed spots and repeat again. Two coats are sufficient.
I'm yet to give the below a go, but its a plastic coating you add prior to waxing it says:
- For use on cheese that are to be stored or matured. Plastic cheese coat will provide a clean dry surface prior to waxing. Apply a thin coating with a sponge or paint brush to half of the cheese. Allow to dry overnight and repeat for the other half of of the cheese.