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Title: Repair for slimy feta -type cheese
Post by: Bernardsmith on December 24, 2017, 12:41:02 PM
Just made a version of feta (using cow's milk) and placed this in a brine made from whey and salt, vinegar and Ca Cl. A couple of days later and the cheese is slimy. Is there a way to repair this? Do I simply air dry the cheese and make a new batch of brine or is this cheese lost?
Title: Re: Repair for slimy feta -type cheese
Post by: AnnDee on December 24, 2017, 06:47:46 PM
Put more cacl on the brine and you can rinse the feta before rebrining.
Title: Re: Repair for slimy feta -type cheese
Post by: Gregore on December 24, 2017, 11:16:33 PM
Yes more cacl , about double what you already used .  The slimey part will not go back to normal so wipe / wash it off.

Title: Re: Repair for slimy feta -type cheese
Post by: Bernardsmith on December 25, 2017, 12:27:44 PM
Thanks Gregore. I did wipe of the "slime" and air dried the cheese for a couple of days and that seems to have resolved the problem. The cheese is now quite edible and more to the point - enjoyably edible.