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Smoked three types of Cheddar and one Monterrey Jack this weekend:

 

Tillamook Extra Sharp Cheddar - 2lbs

 

Tillamook Medium Sharp Cheddar- 2lbs

 

Tillamook Monterrey Pepper Jack- 2lbs

 

SC Daily Chef Sharp Cheddar- 5lbs

 

Cheese Log:

 

Sliced and ready:

 

I use an AMZNPS with apple, and the Creative Smokealator X52 (more to come) for a cold smoke generator piped up to a MES30 box.

 

I shoot for color instead of a specific time, put this in at 8am with an ambient air temp of 60F and a smoker temp of 65-70F. By noon it was 85F air temp with a 75F and rising smoker temp, so I pulled the cheese racks and put them in a cool room.

 

Rested the cheese for about 6-8 hrs and then back in the smoker for another 2hrs after the sun went down.

 

Really came out with a beautiful bronze apple smoke color.

 

I did try several samples today after an overnight rest and it turned out amazing.

 

Into the fridge today for a quick rest and vacuum pack for a 4 week mellowing. The samples did have a delicious smoke rind and was not bitter at all.

 

All vac packed up for storage.

 

 

 

Thanks for looking and happy smokin!

 

John - Montana


Edited by redheelerdog - 10/17/15 at 12:09pm
post #2 of 7
Great color on the cheese!
post #3 of 7
Nothing better than smoked Tillamook! Pepper jack is out favorite! Just cut into a two year old block of it and it is fantastic!
post #4 of 7
Nice. Getting to be cheese time here
post #5 of 7

RHD, looks scrumptious!

post #6 of 7

John can't wait to see how much better that looks.Wish we had that cheese this side of the USA

Richie

post #7 of 7

Dang it man that looks good, Nice job 

 

A full smoker is a happy smoker 

 

DS
 

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