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Offline Boofer

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Re: Cheddar me this
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2013, 09:33:25 AM »
Thanks, guys.

I took this cheese out and flipped it quite often over those months, trying to imagine what it was doing inside the vacuum bag. Now I have its sibling, made a week later with a different culture mix, to compare it to. Hmmm.

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Re: Cheddar me this
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2015, 08:36:11 AM »
Pretty much down to empty cheese shelves presently, I was scrounging in the cheese drawer for a scrap of cheese this morning when I came across this little nugget.

Not quite 3 years old, but promising an interesting diversion, I cut into it. Amazingly cut-worthy. :) There's a slight white waxiness on the outside of the cheese...the result of being vacuum-bagged for so long. I have seen a similar characteristic in some waxed cheeses. It doesn't negatively impact the enjoyment of the cheese though.

The cheese holds together rather than crumbles away when it is sliced. There is a slight tang to the flavor that lingers on the tongue. I've sliced this cheese to take for my lunch along with a sliced Braeburn apple. Yum! :P

With three cheese wheels (Montasio, Tomme, & Tilsitter) freshly-made over the past two weeks, I am looking forward to more fully filled cheese shelves in about four months.

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Re: Cheddar me this
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2015, 08:43:11 AM »
Can I have it?  :P
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Re: Cheddar me this
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2015, 10:30:45 AM »
Can I have it?  :P

Sorry Stinky, I think it's gone.
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Re: Cheddar me this
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2015, 11:32:07 AM »
AC4U for your patience in aging that beauty!! ;)
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Re: Cheddar me this
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2015, 03:26:58 PM »
A cheese for you. Really nice - I wish that I had a cheese that old! :-)

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Re: Cheddar me this
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2015, 05:57:58 PM »
Another cheese for you Boofer!  That's a great looking piece of aged cheddar.  Well done.
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