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Old 07-26-2010, 01:01 PM   #1
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Default What makes cheese "sharp"?

I love "extra sharp" cheddar cheese. Since a fellow at work has fresh whole milk from his cows, I am going to start making cheese this fall. I'll start out simple and work my way up.
But, my ultimate goal is Blue Cheese.

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The sharp flavor comes from extended aging.

Blue cheese is made like other cheeses, but then the penicillum bacteria is added. It's not any harder at all.

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you need a sharper knife.

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Isn't it Bleu Cheese?

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the nice thing about bleu(ue) cheese is that you can use your favorite blue as a culture for it and hopefully succeed in recreating the flavor.

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How do you age cheese if you don't have a cave?

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How do you age cheese if you don't have a cave?
old fridge, or cooler.
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