First batch of holiday cheese

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by mriversinco, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. mriversinco

    mriversinco Fire Starter

    Since I finally got a smoker that can do some cold smoking and the amps I decided to do my first batch of holiday cheese.  Didn't want to over smoke it so I tried to keep it in for 2-3 hours but had some problems with the cherry pellets and keeping them going.  About the 3rd try they finally took so I hope I'm right on the time but totally guessed.  Did the following cheese:

    Mild Cheddar

    Sharp Cheddar

    Coastal Aged Cheddar

    Colby / Jack marble


    Now comes the hard part and the wait.  Can't wait to see how it turned out and if I need to adjust times.

    Pre smoke

    Post smoke

    vacuum bagged and ready to age
  2. handymanstan

    handymanstan Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Nice looking cheese.  I do love Cherry smoked cheese and think you will be very happy with it.  Please let us know how it turns out.

  3. Wow! You must be the most popular person at holiday time indeed! Good job!!! Cheers! - Leah
  4. That looks great, can I smoke cheese in an MES 40" using the AMNPS pellets and tray?
  5. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    You can smoke it better than a lot of folks. Don't turn on the MES mix apple and hickory pellets .

    2 hrs smoke time for 4 oz blocks.  vac seal for 30 days and great smoked cheese.
  6. That sounds great.  I should have the tray delivered by Wednesday.  Can't wait to try.  I don't have a vacuum sealer though, mine died a couple years ago and I never replaced it.
  7. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's some good looking cheese. Happy Holidays to ya.

    Also Smoker317 - You can do it without a vac pac it just wrap really tight in saran wrap.

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