1st cheese in the fridge smoker

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by bill mt top, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. bill mt top

    bill mt top Fire Starter

    Sorry, no pics. Had to get the kids to their after school functions. I cold smoked some monterey jack for 3 hours. Inside temps didn't even hit 90°, so I was pretty happy with the cold smoker I made. But, the outside of the cheese never got that hardness texture, nor did it darken. Did I do something wrong? I have it loosely wrapped with saran wrap on my kitchen counter now, but I'm not home to check on it.
     
  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    It's fine, Age it for at least 2-3 weeks then enjoy.
     
  3. bill mt top

    bill mt top Fire Starter

    Ok, thanks! Hope my family will leave it alone for that long!
     
  4. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    sounds good but you know what they say right ????

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    LOL share when you get the chance I have a fridge smoker also, would like to see you set up on the fridge.
     
  5. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    You are fine.  The time that you smoke a product is irrelevant without considering the type of wood, color and density of the smoke.  I like to smoke cheese to the desired color regardless of time it takes to get there.

    If you intend to wax your hard cheeses, allow to air dry for a day on a rack at room temp.  This will help in the waxing process.  There are other ways to hold cheese for shorter periods.  Maybe you will find the following helpful.  "Smoked Cheese From Go To Show" w/ Q- View

    Enjoy.

    Tom
     
  6. bill mt top

    bill mt top Fire Starter

    Thanks Tom. I read that link. Not sure if I'm ready for waxing and all that yet. I'm having fun just eating it, lol. Here's some Monterey Jack with jalepeno I did. I sprinkled it with some cajun seasoning. Came out pretty good!
     
  7. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    looks great will have to try the sprinkle thing     good job
     

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