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Offline Penny C. Liam

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My first blue Stilton style cheese
« on: March 26, 2015, 10:35:45 AM »
The cheese was made in two molds and was a bit too thin to age any longer for fear that it would dry out, so I am eating it.  It is very tasty, rind and all.  Not at all as strong as it could be but a nice mild blue taste.  The cheese is a bit creamy in texture, not at all granular as I thought it would be.  The taste explodes after each chew, it’s a pleasure.  Like nothing I have ever tasted before, unique. It smelled really good for at least two months. 

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Start date:  Jan 8 2015
End date: March 26, 2015
Cheese type: Stylton style cheese:
Yield: 147 grams per liter

Ingredients - Quantity
Milk 3.25 % 5.3 liter
Cream 35%:1 cup
CaCl2:1/2 tsp
Rennet:1/4 tsp double strength
Starter:4 ounces Flora Danica culture
Penicillium Roqueforti VZ3 DVS:1/8 tsp

Add milk, cream, CaCl2  heat to 86F
Add roqueforti,  wait 5 min for mold to re-hydrate
Add starter and ripen for 30 minutes
Add rennet 1/4 tsp in 1/4 cup water, set for 105 minutes for a clean break
Ladle into a cheese cloth lined colander in sheets keeping the colander in whey for 90 minutes at 86F
Hang the cheese cloth bag to drain for 30 minutes
Place bags in a pan to drain overnight add 8 pounds of weight
Next day, break curds and fill 2 Camembert molds flip several times a day for 4 days, first 2 days at RT, then in a cold place. :
Pierce holes in the top and sides with the thermometer needle.
I aimed to keep it at 50-55 at 90 R.H. but it varied up and down around those values.   

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Re: My first blue Stilton style cheese
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2015, 12:17:17 PM »
Congratulations! You're now the owner of a brand new cheese!
It's probably a pathogen.

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Re: My first blue Stilton style cheese
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2015, 01:16:12 PM »
Looks good. When will you be able to taste cheese over the Internet?... ;-)


Have a cheese!


:-) Danbo

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Re: My first blue Stilton style cheese
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 06:36:12 AM »
Danbo, it's a real blessing that smells don't transmit on the internet, I think. 

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Re: My first blue Stilton style cheese
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 12:14:00 PM »
At least there should be a "smell blocker"... Don't you just hate those pop-up-smells.... ;-)