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Offline Revilo

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Hi from south-west Germany
« on: June 24, 2015, 09:55:37 AM »
Hi everyone,

I’ve been checking this site for a while now for various problems that I’ve had. Thought it was about time I joined :D

My diet as a kid was pretty much 50% cheese, but only this winter did I start to make some when I was given a recipe for paneer. I found it relatively easy, so I thought I would try mozzarella. It was then that I realised that it isn’t all so simple. After chucking away quite a lot of ‘broken curds’ from supermarket milk, I was about to give up (nicely put) when someone told me about a raw milk tap at a farmer in the next village. From then on, I have mainly been making Camemberts and am waiting on couple of Stiltons. Wish I had more aging space and time now …

Looking forward to be able to ask questions and hopefully answer a few too  :D

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Re: Hi from south-west Germany
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2015, 12:42:02 AM »
And a "welcome to the forum" from Holland, neighbourhood of Gouda to be more accurate....
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Re: Hi from south-west Germany
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2015, 02:26:22 AM »
Welcome.  :)

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Re: Hi from south-west Germany
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2015, 11:00:02 AM »
Welcome to the forum, sooner or later somebody's gonna ask this question,
 Where's the pics? ;)

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Re: Hi from south-west Germany
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2015, 02:12:41 PM »
Welcome to the Forum. My step daughter just returned from Switzerland-Germany and was highly impressed with the cheese making-----seems you live close to some of the best in the world----we should be asking you the questions ;)
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Re: Hi from south-west Germany
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2015, 06:32:14 PM »
Welcome also from the Land DownUnder :).  This place is full of amazing people with wonderful cheeses and a fantastic willingness to share.  Have fun and hope to see some of your Cheese efforts.

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Re: Hi from south-west Germany
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2015, 08:25:19 AM »
Hi,

thanks for all the welcomes  :D Been pretty busy the last week, sorry it took a while to reply.
I live pretty close to France as well, which means you can get a lot of different cheeses (Camemberts particularly) from the supermarkets there that you can't in Germany. They're pretty good  ;D
At the weekend, I cut open a Bleu d'Auvergne which I had been ripening for about 2.5 months. I thought it was a lost cause, because after 3 weeks or so of ripening, a brown/red/furry mould covered it. I scraped it off though and was amazed that the cheese turned out pretty nice (rather intense  ^-^). Here's some proof ;)

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Re: Hi from south-west Germany
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2015, 10:42:37 AM »
That looks like a nice blue cheese, quit scraping the rind  :( it give the cheese it's character
Still let me give you you're first cheese,
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Re: Hi from south-west Germany
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2015, 10:27:04 PM »
let me give you you're first cheese,
 

... and a second cheese from me. A great looking blue.
Welcome to the forum.
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