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Offline Naplesfrank

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Hard Cheese, Surface Cracking - Cause & Remedy
« on: June 24, 2012, 06:31:11 AM »
 I made a wheel of Pecorino Romano around the end of March.  While aging, my cheese cracked in a few places.  I washed the mold off of the wheel and placed it into a Rubbermaid container with a damp paper towel.  Thankfully the cracks disappeared within 4 days.  Well, last night I washed the mold off of the cheese again and low and behold there were a few cracks.  I was wondering since the cheese is now 3 months old, should I wax it to keep it from further cracking or should I repeat the same steps as before to rid the cheese of its cracks?  Thank you...


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Offline Tomer1

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Re: Hard Cheese, Surface Cracking - Cause & Remedy
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2012, 07:09:26 AM »
You can wax it to prevent further drying.
Cracking is likely from low humidity.
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