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Offline Shazah

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Camembert - Increasing Salt Flavour
« on: March 17, 2012, 07:58:12 PM »
Hi
I unwrapped one of my Camemberts yesterday but it's not quite ready to eat yet.  I'm hopeful they'll be lovely in a couple of weeks.

Earlier in the week I tasted a mass produced Camembert that had a little added salt flavour.  I'm guessing this was probably added to extend the life of the cheese.
I'm keen to add a subtle salt flavour to mine but I'm unsure how to go about it.  Should I add more salt to the initial brine and/or leave the cheeses in there for longer??

Any help you can give me would be appreciated.

Thanks
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Re: Camembert - Increasing Salt Flavour
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2012, 10:01:55 PM »
I am not big on the mold types but if I remember right the curds are salted before draining and molding.

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Re: Camembert - Increasing Salt Flavour
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 09:40:44 AM »
i havent attempted camembert, but my book says to salt at 2% during the drying stage

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Re: Camembert - Increasing Salt Flavour
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2012, 05:01:11 PM »
Shazah, if you want more salt flavour and are brining I'd brine longer or use a higher % salt brine, there's a discussion here on pros and cons of brine salt % for brining (not ripening cheese like Feta in).

Me I dry salt 1/2 teaspoon salt per side of each of my cams and find they are slightly too salty for my taste, so have reduced a little on my latest batch.

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Re: Camembert - Increasing Salt Flavour
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2012, 09:36:27 PM »
Thanks everyone.  I think I will try John's idea with the lesser amount of salt as I don't want it to be overpowering.
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