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Blue & White Molds, Freeze Dried - Rehydrate Before Adding?
« on: November 13, 2012, 06:01:36 PM »
I came across a site today with an interesting Gorgozola recipe, but there was a comment on there about Penicillium candidum and P. roqueforti needing to be rehydrated 24 hours before use--and not to spray on the cheese, but to add it to the milk.  I've used both before and never rehydrated either.  How necessary is the rehydration then?  And what's the difference if it is rehydrated?
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Re: Blue & White Molds, Freeze Dried - Rehydrate Before Adding?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2012, 07:34:36 PM »
I have tried it both ways , I think I get a more intense bluing if I hydrate for 24 hours, or at least over night. also I think the the flavor of the blue is not so centralized in my piercings.
The outside blues are more even and a lot more appealing.
but I am still trying to figure things out on my blues IMO the 24 hour re-hydration is a plus 8)
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Re: Blue & White Molds, Freeze Dried - Rehydrate Before Adding?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2012, 12:49:06 PM »
H-K...when you said you get a more even and appealing blue on the outside...was that by adding it to the milk, or spraying it on after?

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Re: Blue & White Molds, Freeze Dried - Rehydrate Before Adding?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2012, 12:54:03 PM »
I add it to the milk before the rennet, I am sure I lose some when the whey is drained yet as my rinds show I still have more than enough for the cheese to turn its wonderful moldy blue  :P
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