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Asiago - at 7 months - Wow!
« on: December 11, 2015, 04:03:49 PM »
These cheese has been one of those that was just low maintenance the whole affinage. I gave it a turn and a brushing occasionally, but it form a nice strong rind early on, and just sat there, for months! The recipe is from Peter Dixon for an Asiago Fresco, able to be eaten at 2 months or so. Since it was a 6# cheese, I thought I should let it go out longer, so did not open it until today. I have no idea how it would have been at 2 months, but today I can say I am glad I waited. Half was vacuum sealed and back in the extra cave, as I needed more room in the better controlled cave. Milk was raw Jersey, starter bacteria was Su Casu + LBC80 and I used paste calf rennet.
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Re: Asiago - at 7 months - Wow!
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2015, 12:38:14 AM »
Looks like a winner, Susan. A cheese for your efforts.

Where's the flavor notes?

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Re: Asiago - at 7 months - Wow!
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2015, 07:03:24 AM »
Beautiful cheese! I have this recipe and now I am inspired to try it myself. :) AC4U

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Re: Asiago - at 7 months - Wow!
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2015, 11:27:03 AM »
Just the right amount of saltiness, nutty, spicy sort of sweetness, great aroma, very nice mouth feel. Added some to risotto last night which was great!
Susan

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Re: Asiago - at 7 months - Wow!
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2016, 11:00:23 PM »
Looking good Susan! How are things in sunny Cal?

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Re: Asiago - at 7 months - Wow!
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2016, 04:48:22 PM »
Rainy, would you believe it! Still no success at blue cheese. Good success with a couple of stinky cheeses. Really looking forward to playing with loads of fresh milk as soon as the colostrom/first milk is cleared from the farm cow. Trying to decide what to make with milk from a cow that actually has grass to eat!
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Re: Asiago - at 7 months - Wow!
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2016, 11:13:54 AM »
Rainy, would you believe it! Still no success at blue cheese. Good success with a couple of stinky cheeses. Really looking forward to playing with loads of fresh milk as soon as the colostrom/first milk is cleared from the farm cow. Trying to decide what to make with milk from a cow that actually has grass to eat!
  If you think it's rainy there Susan come on up to Washington State with me. LOL  Just started a thread on blues if you'd like to take a look at it.  trying to find a simple, easy way that works every time.   http://cheeseforum.org/forum/index.php/topic,15147.0.html

Love that cheese BTW.  I've bookmarked the thread to try it. AC4U  I can see 6 gallons of raw milk in my future. LOL
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Re: Asiago - at 7 months - Wow!
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2016, 01:10:41 AM »
It would be soooo nice to have access to fresh milk. Lucky lady! I'm looking forward to the write up...

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Re: Asiago - at 7 months - Wow!
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2016, 08:12:04 AM »
It would be soooo nice to have access to fresh milk. Lucky lady! I'm looking forward to the write up...
  I take it you're in Vancouver Canada and not Washington.
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Re: Asiago - at 7 months - Wow!
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2016, 11:40:25 AM »
That cheese looks amazing, AC4U. I love looking at all the cheeses here, they make me hungry.
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