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Old 04-10-2010, 10:53 PM   #1
thdewitt
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Hello,

I made a farmhouse cheddar yesterday and it all turned out great. One slight problem, it has been air drying in my kitchen today and it seems to be starting to crack very slightly on one edge. Is is drying too quickly. I have a extra aging room with 90% humidity, but it said to air dry it for 4-5 days at room temp.

Thanks,
Tom


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Old 04-10-2010, 10:56 PM   #2
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looks good. Do your pics have lines in them or is it too many brews today?


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Old 04-10-2010, 11:02 PM   #3
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One of them is a blurry because I didn't use a flash. The lines are also from the cheese cloth and the drying mat. I will wax the cheese after it dries for a few days. Then age for 3 months.
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Old 04-11-2010, 04:36 AM   #4
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I don't think there's anything to worry about...how about a recipe?
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Old 04-11-2010, 01:08 PM   #5
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Looks good man.

As long as it is not cracking on the sides or in the center you should be good.

I like to allow it to dry out until you can barely see a shine from any moisture in the light and then wax or vacuum seal.

What type of press did you use?

 
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Old 11-20-2010, 03:44 PM   #6
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How did the Farm House Cheddar turn out? I just printed out a recipe for this type of cheese and am planning it for Christmas Holiday time.

The picture above looks great.

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