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!
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
There is hope. Oh look, a rainbow
!This presentation offered for all those fine, foolish folks who would try this cheese.