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Offline Brian

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Propionibacterium
« on: January 07, 2009, 09:52:20 PM »
Will this infect my other cheeses in my cave like bleu cheese mold did to my supply a few years ago?

Thanks

Brian


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Offline Likesspace

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Re: Propionibacterium
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2009, 10:12:05 PM »
Brian,
I don't think you need to worry about cross contamination at all with a swiss. I've kept these cheeses actually touching Gouda and Cheddar with no problems whatsoever.
You need to know that I DO wax my swiss attempts. I'ts such a pain to try to maintain the proper humidity and keep the mold at bay.
That might be the reason why I've never had any problem with cross contamination.
Even without waxing the swiss, if it's stored with cheeses that are waxed I don't think you will have any problem.
I hope I'm right about this.

Dave

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Re: Propionibacterium
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2009, 02:01:30 AM »
I don't know Dave, you could be. Let's think about this logically, it's a bacteria not a mold, mold goes airborne (Rangers hoe), bacteria is less likely to jump, I would think.

I don't know Brent try it and let us know, I think you'll be safe.
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