My First Cheese Smoke w/ q-View!

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by joopster, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    I smoked a log of colby jack the other day.  About 3 hours in the smoke and then let rest for 18 hrs.  Wrapped in saran wrap and put in ziplocs and into the fridge.




    I bought some extra sharp, vermont sharp and some gouda today and it is currently on the smoker...


     
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good man,  I love doing cheese.  3 hours seems just about right.
     
  3. talan64

    talan64 Meat Mopper

    Looks great!!

    I just smoked 2 lbs of Colby and 2 lbs of Pepper Jack, last week.  Vacuum sealed and mellowing out in the bottom of my garage fridge.  Next up for me is Swiss (for a friend) and Gouda.
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2014
  4. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That got some real nice color. Now the wait
     
  5. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    the longer i wait the better? right?
     
  6. Looks great. I just did six pounds last night for three hours with cherry pellets.
     
  7. Wait at least three weeks. And I haven't been doing this for long, but I've figured this out: Smoke some more right now. Because in three weeks, when you tear into the batch you are waiting on, you don't want to be three weeks away from enjoying more.
     
  8. Nice looking cheese, I love smoked Gouda. Yes, the longer the wait the better, I have found that 3 weeks is the minimum wait for me. Open up and enjoy !

    I do as bertman suggested, don't get caught having to wait 3 weeks before you can enjoy some more, also packaged into smaller portions makes it last a little longer....sometimes. 
     
  9. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    This will give me about 4 lbs of cheese.  I will get some more in a week or two and do some more...
     
  10. I just pulled some Colby Jack out of the fridge a few days ago that I smoked 11 months ago and it was AMAZING! 
     
  11. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    I want to wait 20 years on a couple cubes ;)
     
  12. Good Luck! I was only able to wait 11 months due to the fact that I accidentally buried it under some stuff I smoked a few months ago! [​IMG]
     
  13. beef77

    beef77 Smoke Blower

    Looks awesome Joop
     
  14. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic


    Resting for packaging tomorrow....
     
  15. Mighty fine lookin cheese!!
     
  16. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    In twenty years I am sure to enjoy it!
     
  17. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great, nice job!![​IMG]
     
  18. The waiting is the hardest part - sounds like a good song. lol. I am cold smoking my first batch of cheeses today (tonight) and then I am going to Hawaii for 3 weeks - just because I KNOW I wouldn't wait to dig in!
     
  19. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    That gouda and extra sharp were excellent.  Waiting on my pepperjack at the moment..
     
  20. Looks great. Makes me crave some smoked cheese! 

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