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oil packed chevre - jar prep? and oil question
« on: July 24, 2012, 10:25:27 PM »
How do you prep jars for an oil-packed soft cheese??

I have been making a few batches of chevre in jars with oil.  I have not been boiling the jars, but I wondered if I should...

Also I am curious what types of oils are your favorites.  I am using an extra virgin olive oil, and it seems a bit overpowering.  Also tried a batch with an avocado/olive oil mix and it went down well - I think it got scarfed down on chunks of avocado.
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Re: oil packed chevre - jar prep? and oil question
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2012, 05:33:45 AM »
I sterilize the jars to prevent any yeast problems. 
You should try mixing canola (50%-75%) with EVO to get a more mild flavor.
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Re: oil packed chevre - jar prep? and oil question
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2012, 02:13:49 PM »
Thanks - sterilizing it is, then.

Are there any other oil suggestions/possibilities other than canola?

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Re: oil packed chevre - jar prep? and oil question
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2012, 03:43:18 PM »
Sunflour or corn can work aswell.
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Re: oil packed chevre - jar prep? and oil question
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2012, 09:33:26 PM »
Thanks - sunflower sounds good.  I'll see what I can find for cold pressed oils at the store...


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Re: oil packed chevre - jar prep? and oil question
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2012, 01:54:09 PM »
How do you prep jars for an oil-packed soft cheese??

I have been making a few batches of chevre in jars with oil.  I have not been boiling the jars, but I wondered if I should...

Also I am curious what types of oils are your favorites.  I am using an extra virgin olive oil, and it seems a bit overpowering.  Also tried a batch with an avocado/olive oil mix and it went down well - I think it got scarfed down on chunks of avocado.

Good idea is make mix olive oil 50%-sunflover oil 50%

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Re: oil packed chevre - jar prep? and oil question
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2012, 04:08:08 PM »
I generally run the jars through the dishwasher.  That's always been sterile enough for anything I've done.

BTW, be aware that cottonseed oil, canola oil, and corn oil are all genetically modified, unless you specifically buy organic.  That's a surprise I wouldn't want in any gift I'd ever get.

Sunflower oil is not GM, but the crop is heavily sprayed with pesticides.
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