Well Saturday it was time to fire up the AMNPS again and do a couple more rounds of cheese! Had been looking around for the last week to see what cheese's I could find at a decent price (our dairy is almost double what you guys pay down there ) Here is what I picked up, plus a couple packs of discount bacon for some near future fattys!!
Split the load between two smoke sessions, first round was 4.5 hrs with hickory pellets second load was apple.
Here is the hickory 4.5 hrs in
Second batch headed for some smoke, as you can see it's dark out, been on midnight shift this week so it was a late evening smoke.
After 4.5 in the apple smoke
Let it all sit out to dry after the smoke and then vac sealed it all for the 1 month wait.............
Here it is all packed up with last weeks smoke included
As I was checking out last weeks batch I noticed one of the seals had gone on the 3 year old cheddar, so I resealed it again but not before I cut a couple of test pieces, I was very surprised that it had only a slight bitterness to the edge but not bad at all and it tasted FANTASTIC and after only one week!!!!!!! I'm still going to give it the four week wait before I try again.
Thanks for looking CWS