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Re: John's Cheese #033 - Blue Cheese #3 (Stilton Style)
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2009, 03:31:26 PM »
Most of my "professional" recipes call for piercing at 6 weeks so the cheese should be firmer by then. Dave's recipe call for different.

If it were me I would take the cheese down to the local fencing studio and have them pierce it.
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Re: John's Cheese #033 - Blue Cheese #3 (Stilton Style)
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2009, 07:01:29 PM »
How are you going to "spear" these? I would hate for them to fall apart again.

Size 2 metal knitting needles?

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Re: John's Cheese #033 - Blue Cheese #3 (Stilton Style)
« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2009, 08:03:30 PM »
L.L...
I have heard of quite a few people using knitting needles to pierce their blues.
Personally I wouldn't know a knitting needle from a greyhound bus so I can't offer any suggestions here.
I do know that everything I've tried is just a bit too big with an old stainless thermometer probe being by far the best.
If I could find something that is stainless steel and just a tad bit smaller than the thermometer probe I think I would have a winner.
I'll ask my wife about the #2 knitting needles to see if these might be the size I'm looking for.
Thanks for the idea!
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Re: John's Cheese #033 - Blue Cheese #3 (Stilton Style)
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2009, 01:45:02 AM »
Tea, says use a teflon knitting needle.
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Re: John's Cheese #033 - Blue Cheese #3 (Stilton Style)
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2009, 04:51:12 PM »
Just posted latest picture near start of this thread of my unwanted orphan Blue Cheese #3 out in the garage in solitary confinement, no blueing yet.


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Re: John's Cheese #033 - Blue Cheese #3 (Stilton Style)
« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2009, 06:21:11 PM »
John, it looks like it's listing to the left.
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Re: John's Cheese #033 - Blue Cheese #3 (Stilton Style)
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2009, 07:41:08 PM »
I think I'd use the cordless drill in your final pic for the piercing.
Power tools and cheesemaking. Mmmmm...sort of warms the heart, doesn't it?

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Re: John's Cheese #033 - Blue Cheese #3 (Stilton Style)
« Reply #37 on: February 03, 2009, 08:17:56 PM »
Carter, be nice, just because yours is all nice and square ;).

Dave, ha, ;D! Friend across the street just got a new drill press yesterday, maybe I'll have to ask him to inaugurate with my Blue Cheese #3 ::).
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Re: John's Cheese #033 - Blue Cheese #3 (Stilton Style)
« Reply #38 on: February 03, 2009, 08:37:03 PM »
Sorry, wasn't trying to be mean.
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Re: John's Cheese #033 - Blue Cheese #3 (Stilton Style)
« Reply #39 on: February 04, 2009, 05:57:36 AM »
Sorry, I was being playful, I know you are not mean, just changed my post above from tear to wink ;).

Actually all this roundness is getting a bit boring, I think we should come up with some more fun shapes, as long as they don't fall over!


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Re: John's Cheese #033 - Blue Cheese #3 (Stilton Style)
« Reply #40 on: February 04, 2009, 01:09:26 PM »
I said that in another thread, but I can't come up with anything too exciting. Tea mentioned heart shape, not too keen on that. There's round, square, rectangle, pyramid, pear shaped for some provolone and I've seen Pineapple Cheddar in a book. The only problem I see is it has to be a 2D shape so a follower will work. We could do animal outlines, kind of like cakes.

"Happy Birthday Dear" "Wow Dad that's one awesome looking cake" "Shaaa that cheddar, Baby!" "My friends were right you are stupid" "Your friends are stupid" and it continues until the police arrive.

There's star shapes, Oh I could do a star of David and sell them to Synagogue's.
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Re: John's Cheese #033 - Blue Cheese #3 (Stilton Style)
« Reply #41 on: February 04, 2009, 02:57:41 PM »
Then you will have to go through the whole kosher routine.  sheesh!

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Re: John's Cheese #033 - Blue Cheese #3 (Stilton Style)
« Reply #42 on: February 04, 2009, 10:25:39 PM »
All that really means, in terms of religion as opposed to a government thingy, is that I need to have my facility and equipment blessed by a Rabii and use Kosher ingredients.
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Re: John's Cheese #033 - Blue Cheese #3 (Stilton Style)
« Reply #43 on: February 05, 2009, 02:19:35 PM »
Yes I realise that, but from what I have heard, they can be quite difficult too.

Actually I was having a look on Cheeselinks yesterday, and they have a heart mould in.  It could onl be used to shape soft cheese by the looks of it, but just thought I would mention it.

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Re: John's Cheese #033 - Blue Cheese #3 (Stilton Style)
« Reply #44 on: February 07, 2009, 07:21:25 PM »
Success, just updated photos above with snap from this afternoon, blue mold appearing 1 day after covering with upside down bowl to increase humidity ;D!