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Offline graysalchemy

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My Blue cheese Smells of cabbage
« on: April 17, 2014, 10:07:18 AM »
Just went to look at my blue cheese in the cave, when I opened it i was hit by a terrible smell of cabbage or dimethyl sulfide. I know you get ammonia which is related to protein breakdown and I suppose DMS is as well. Anyone else heard  of this or more to the point smelt it.  :( :(


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Re: My Blue cheese Smells of cabbage
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2014, 01:31:28 PM »
Never had it that noticeable myself , but it is a natural occurrence in cheese , perhaps it just needs some air.

Catabolism of sulfur-containing amino acids plays an important role in the development of cheese flavor. During ripening, cystathionine β-lyase (CBL) is believed to contribute to the formation of volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) such as methanethiol and dimethyl disulfide.
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Re: My Blue cheese Smells of cabbage
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2014, 01:37:00 PM »
Thanks for that, that's what I thought it was.  :)

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Re: My Blue cheese Smells of cabbage
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 12:24:58 PM »
"Your blue cheese smells of cabbage,
and your father smelt of elderberries"


Sorry.  Couldn't resist.

 :D ;)

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Re: My Blue cheese Smells of cabbage
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 02:30:59 PM »
Never had that happen :o, always get the ammonia aroma
I agree with Jw just air it for a few hours
act as if it were impossible to fail.


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Re: My Blue cheese Smells of cabbage
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 02:38:09 PM »
"Your blue cheese smells of cabbage,
and your father smelt of elderberries"


Sorry.  Couldn't resist.

 :D ;)

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Re: My Blue cheese Smells of cabbage
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 02:40:15 PM »
Never had that happen :o, always get the ammonia aroma
I agree with Jw just air it for a few hours

I am not around till tuesday so I will give it an air then. I have moved it to a much cooler cave now at about 5c as it was going a bit soft in the regular cave and it is only 6 weeks old, and need it to last out a few more weeks yet.

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