The cave is about 8-10 C at the moment. I think what happens is that when the cheese first goes in the ripening box, I didn't have the lid far enough ajar, and given how wet the curds are, once in the box the humidity just spikes and this ends up being the wrong situation for development. Then again, the paste was fine for the first and 2nd piercings (the bits that oozed out), so I'm pretty sure if I cut it then it would have been ok? It may be that I needed this to be cut sooner, or as you say, wrapped and put in the regular fridge to really slow it down. Will get there though.