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Re: going to try this cheddar
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2012, 09:54:46 AM »
I just took my first Gouda out of the press and it as well as my Gruyere both seem to have a good knit, but thats why I am holding off on the cheddar, the extra processing the curd needs before actualy forming a cheese has me wanting some practice and successes to bukild confidence.
The heating pad and opot are a great idea, but my press isnt wide enough, Guess that means back to the wood shop and amp it up a bit!  ;)


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Re: going to try this cheddar
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2012, 10:45:52 AM »
The heating pad and opot are a great idea, but my press isnt wide enough, Guess that means back to the wood shop and amp it up a bit!  ;)
Yeah, let's build over spec!  ...just in case. ;)

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Re: going to try this cheddar
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2012, 10:58:31 AM »
YUP  ;D I am sure glad I had this setup in mind and built for it or I would have been disappointed when it wouldn't fit ::)
The outside pot is the biggest one I have in the house so I just made sure it fit just in-case ^-^
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Re: going to try this cheddar
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2012, 04:05:50 PM »
It has been 5 weeks of ageing for this one, I will have to cut this up tomorrow or Wednesday,
need to get it wrapped and boxed for Christmas gifts and sent out so it gets there on time :D
Of course I will have a few bites to see if it is worth sending wouldn't want to send something no one is going to eat :o
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Re: going to try this cheddar
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2012, 04:18:30 PM »
You're going to need my address then???  LMAO


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Re: going to try this cheddar
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2012, 01:49:11 PM »
Cut up the farm house cheddar and our Caerphilly this one was 5 weeks old.
has a nice flavor although a little dry and crumbly, it has a nice mild cheddar flavor still creamy.
Thinking if left alone for a few more weeks it would have come together with a little more flavor, still a very eatable cheese :D
I think it was just to young, oh well I still have half of it and vacuum bagged it for further ageing.
Very happy with the overall flavor and texture, gonna do this again :)
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Re: going to try this cheddar
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2012, 01:53:31 PM »
It looks good.

I think my next make will be a Caerphilly. I haven't seen it in the shops here.
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Re: going to try this cheddar
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2012, 09:02:52 AM »
I think my next make will be a Caerphilly.
But I think this was the Cheddar....

Wow, 5 weeks is rather young. Patience. Resist the temptation to cut a cheese before its time. Now you have a better idea of what a 5-week-old Cheddar is like. ::)

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Re: going to try this cheddar
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2012, 09:57:59 AM »
I think my next make will be a Caerphilly.
But I think this was the Cheddar....

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My mistake.  :-[
I assumed wrongly based on the 5 week comment.....
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Re: going to try this cheddar
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2012, 10:07:08 AM »
Wow, 5 weeks is rather young. Patience. Resist the temptation to cut a cheese before its time. Now you have a better idea of what a 5-week-old Cheddar is like. ::)

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I know for a normal cheddar it is a little young (DDUUHH by about six months) this recipe was supposed to be the quick ageing one that is ripe as early as three weeks, I made it just for that reason and that allot of my friends and family don't like very sharp cheeses (wus up wif dat?) ::)
so then the young cheese, some of these people think a medium store bought Tillamook is to sharp, anyway this one will fit the bill for what they like.
I will be making a traditional cheddar soon it will be aged much much longer 8) I do like a cheese that bites back.
back in the eighty's a friend of mine brought back a 15 year old cheddar from Wisconsin from that day on I have been hooked on sharp cheese :P 
the only way I will be able to taste that again is buy it, don't know if I will be around that long ??? If you believe the dooms dayers we aint gonna be here tomorrow so what the hec  ;)
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Re: going to try this cheddar
« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2013, 04:38:02 PM »
I duh'no but this one is quite dry, it's tasty but it is crumbly, havin some on crackers for a little snack,
I need to figure something else to do with it.
isn't to melt-able, maybe turn it into a spread some how, HHHMMmm
any ideas out there ;D
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Re: going to try this cheddar
« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2013, 05:21:03 PM »
I did a farmhouse cheddar not too long ago and only aged mine for 4 weeks and like yours it was somewhat dry and crumbly, it had good flavor but I agree with you in that a few more weeks in the cave would only improve the flavor.

Patience is a virtue but I can only take so much, I had to sample it and besides I didn't have much else in the cave at the time.