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Let the holiday cheer begin!!! 10 pounds of Cheeesus!!!

post #1 of 19
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This time of year, I start processing stuff for the holiday gift baskets. Last year we had meats and cheesus. This year we are going to mostly do cheese. Maybe some lox if  Ican find some decently priced. So for this smoke I thought why not try the UDS and the 12" AMNTS. When I started the cheese the ambient temp was 60º. BY the time the cheese was done it was 55º. The smoker with the 12" tube rolling tbs at the bottom stayed at 62º the entire time.

 

 

5 pound loaf of sharp and a loaf of pepper jack.

 

 

Cut in half, then quarter each half

 

 

 

Can't see it, but the TBS is in coming out!

 

 

Holy Cheesus!! There was a bit of moisture in the air so getting some steamy smoke.

 

 

 

Despite the steamy smoke it all turned out good! I let it rest for two days in the smoking fridge, then vac packed it all up. Several more batches and we should have enough for the holiday gift baskets!

 

 

Enjoy!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 19

Love smoked cheese!  Looks great!  Am I on the Christmas list???

 

Kat

post #3 of 19

That's a lot of cheese.

 

Looks good.

post #4 of 19
Looking good Case. My stock is getting low so I have some cheese smoking to do. When you rested it in the fridge for two days, was it wrapped at all?
post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by Humdinger View Post

Looking good Case. My stock is getting low so I have some cheese smoking to do. When you rested it in the fridge for two days, was it wrapped at all?

Kurt,

 

I just loosely covered the pile with saran wrap. I always rest it prior to vac packing it. Thankfully I have a spare fridge dedicated to smokey smelly foods!

post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by c farmer View Post
 

That's a lot of cheese.

 

Looks good.

Adam,

 

This is batch one of probably four! Last year we gave out 20 baskets, I think that was all... Each had four types of cheese, a smoked salmon fillet, smoked almonds, pepperoni and Canadian bacon. This year just cheeses and crackers.

post #7 of 19
That's going to be some nice gifts!!!
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post

Kurt,

 

I just loosely covered the pile with saran wrap. I always rest it prior to vac packing it. Thankfully I have a spare fridge dedicated to smokey smelly foods!

 



Sounds good case! Thanks for the info. I love my second fridge. It only contains three things; 1)Beer 2.) Things I haven't smoked yet. 3.) Things I have!
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post
 

Kurt,

 

I just loosely covered the pile with saran wrap. I always rest it prior to vac packing it. Thankfully I have a spare fridge dedicated to smokey smelly foods!

 



Sounds good case! Thanks for the info. I love my second fridge. It only contains three things; 1)Beer 2.) Things I haven't smoked yet. 3.) Things I have!

Sounds just like my spare fridge! This time of year though it gets cold enough to leave the beer out making more room for the smoked goods!

post #10 of 19

Dear Santa,

 

I have been a reasonably good, fat old guy last year. 

 

I want some of Case's Cheese for Christmas!

 

Disco

 

PS Thanks for the great Qview, Case.

post #11 of 19
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Sounds just like my spare fridge! This time of year though it gets cold enough to leave the beer out making more room for the smoked goods!

 



Yes sir! Cold front just rolled through my area. The days are nice and crisp again. Though we gotta be careful storing beer cases in the garage. Some kids in the area like to go "garage shopping" if the door gets left open... :-P
post #12 of 19

i need to stock up on more smoked cheese...the wifeys daughter demolished most of my last stock

post #13 of 19

Looks good! I have about 20 lbs to smoke, but we still have some pretty warm days yet. 

post #14 of 19

Everything looks great DS, I'm sure all will enjoy.

 

Tom

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Everything looks great DS, I'm sure all will enjoy.

 

Tom

Thanks Tom! I've been getting hints from all those that received last years! 

post #16 of 19
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Looks good! I have about 20 lbs to smoke, but we still have some pretty warm days yet. 

Thanks Alesia! Normally we'd be too hot still, but not this year! We've had a crummy fall!

post #17 of 19
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i need to stock up on more smoked cheese...the wifeys daughter demolished most of my last stock

We go through a ton of cheese, I have to hide s few blocks so I can have a few slices for myself!

post #18 of 19
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Dear Santa,

 

I have been a reasonably good, fat old guy last year. 

 

I want some of Case's Cheese for Christmas!

 

Disco

 

PS Thanks for the great Qview, Case.

Disco next time I'm up your way I'll drop off a chunk or two!

post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by KathrynN View Post
 

Love smoked cheese!  Looks great!  Am I on the Christmas list???

 

Kat

Thanks Kat! The wife has limited my gift baskets to immediate family this year! I don't think she considers SMF immediate family, even though I do!

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