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Re: Creamy Blueberry Delight
« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2012, 12:54:56 AM »
A shame Boofer.  This has looked so promising it's a shame to hear it's not lived up to it's great expectations.  Still, some time alone in the cheese fridge for it to think over what it has done is sometimes all a bad cheese needs to change its ways and move to the good books.  Let's all hope this one does just that.

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Re: Creamy Blueberry Delight
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2012, 04:36:23 AM »
Very sad, Boofer.  How long do you think you'll wait to try it again (being an aficionado of this last-ditch aging hope myself - usually it DOES work, but I've never tried on this type of cheese before, only "failed" hard cheeses).

On the good side, at least it's not ME in the timeout corner this time.   ???
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Re: Creamy Blueberry Delight
« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2012, 08:42:26 AM »
On the good side, at least it's not ME in the timeout corner this time.   ???
Oh, george, you do love me after all...  :)

A shame Boofer.  This has looked so promising it's a shame to hear it's not lived up to it's great expectations.  Still, some time alone in the cheese fridge for it to think over what it has done is sometimes all a bad cheese needs to change its ways and move to the good books.  Let's all hope this one does just that.

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As a consolation, I sliced my Esrom #4 and enjoyed it, melted, with some ham on sourdough toast with honey mustard.
 
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Re: Creamy Blueberry Delight
« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2012, 04:49:16 AM »
Oh, george, you do love me after all...  :)

But of course I do, Boofer - you provide some of the best cheese distractions porn around!

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As a consolation, I sliced my Esrom #4 and enjoyed it, melted, with some ham on sourdough toast with honey mustard.

And breakfast porn as well.   :)
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Re: Creamy Blueberry Delight
« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2012, 08:53:58 PM »
You guys crack me up!   ;D
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Re: Creamy Blueberry Delight...Post-Mortem
« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2012, 06:56:33 PM »
Today, as I reached in to get Beaufort #5 to check & flip it, I noticed something unusual down on a lower shelf in the Boofer cave network. As I viewed it and picked it up, I said to myself "This certainly can't be good!"

Cracks...cracks in the rind! :o

Yes, Sailor, I know...I know. You tried to tell me. When I sliced it open, it was all too apparent that the blueberries had done their dirty work and acidified the inner paste. That made the paste dry, crumbly, and chalky. The promise of what I had anticipated was everywhere that the berries were not, especially along the rind...soft, creamy, wonderful paste. The berries, which had been rehydrated and soaked and leached for several hours, were now dehydrated once again and harder than when they went into the curds.

I trimmed off parts of the cheese that hadn't sustained the berry calamity and vacuum-sealed them for a little forlorn hope in the future. The majority of this cheese was committed to the deep...end of the garbage can. So long!

I can't shed a tear...must...move...on. :'(

Ah, just over the horizon lies my Second Try. 8) There is hope. Oh look, a rainbow!

This presentation offered for all those fine, foolish folks who would try this cheese. :P

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Re: Creamy Blueberry Delight
« Reply #36 on: October 26, 2012, 07:45:08 PM »
The long road of engineering a cheese :)
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Re: Creamy Blueberry Delight
« Reply #37 on: October 26, 2012, 11:32:38 PM »
C'est la Gruyere guerre. ;)

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Re: Creamy Blueberry Delight
« Reply #38 on: October 27, 2012, 05:26:52 AM »
Wow, Boofer, I don't think I've ever read of you actually dumping a cheese before - but now that you've done it once, you can say you'll never have to do it again, right?   :)

You haven't said, though, what the paste actually tasted like (the good creamy bits).  I'm interested in what a blue without the blue resembles ...
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Re: Creamy Blueberry Delight
« Reply #39 on: October 27, 2012, 08:55:31 AM »
That is so sad boof :'( I was looking forward with anticipation, it just sounded soooo good.
and as you continue on with your blueberry delight, I am inspired to try another Swiss ???
(now that I am over the fear of failure) ;) 
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Re: Creamy Blueberry Delight
« Reply #40 on: October 27, 2012, 01:33:09 PM »
Wow, Boofer, I don't think I've ever read of you actually dumping a cheese before - but now that you've done it once, you can say you'll never have to do it again, right?   :)

You haven't said, though, what the paste actually tasted like (the good creamy bits).  I'm interested in what a blue without the blue resembles ...
Trust me, this isn't the first cheese that has seen the dumper. ::) This one was just more visible so it had to be publicly given the heave-ho.

The taste of the creamy portion offered what could have been..."Blueberries & Cream". You've tasted other soft cheeses that weren't blue, right? My Reblochon had a nice soft, creaminess to it. Quite similar.

As I said, onward and upward. I hope to have corrected this major failing in my Creamy Blueberry Delight Redux.

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