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First cheese smoke w/ pics

Discussion in 'Smoked Cheese' started by captainjosh, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. I bought about 8 blocks last week to try smoking cheese for the first time. Smoked for about 3.5 hrs with apple chips and pellets in my MES 30, using my Masterbuilt external smoke generator set-up. I cycled the heat on every so often and stayed between about 40-60 degrees, ambient temp was 30. Vacuum sealed everything, I will check on the first piece in about a month. I did some Cabot Vermont Extra Sharp, Seriously Sharp, Store brands: mild cheddar, sharp cheddar, Monterey Jack, pepper jack, and Gouda.

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  3. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great. Don't be in a hurry to taste it. Let it mello out.
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  4. Thanks! I plan on letting it mellow for a month, from what I read, appreciate your input! I’ve got some fresh hocks and BBB that will be out of the cure next week, so that’ll keep me occupied.
  5. I just cracked the seal on some Cabot xtra sharp I did a month ago. 3 hours with Apple pellets in the tube. It was very good.
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  6. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks real good!
  7. pa42phigh

    pa42phigh Fire Starter

    Nice job
  8. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Master of the Pit

    Cabot cheese is my favorite(although I might be bias). Your's is looking good.

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  9. idahopz

    idahopz Smoking Fanatic

    Best cheddar in the world in my humble opinion, but then, I grew up in Vermont. :D
  10. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Master of the Pit

    Where in Vermont?

  11. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    CJ, Awesome looking cheese,nice color.I too love Cabot cheese as I also grew up in VT.
  12. idahopz

    idahopz Smoking Fanatic

    South Burlington back in the 60's - good ol' days to me
  13. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Master of the Pit

    Burlington same time period. Things have changed in both cities for the worse in my opinion.
    Captain sorry about the highjack.
  14. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Double hijack ,sry CJ !-I grew up in Essex Jct , also back in the 60's .
  15. No worries... thanks for checking out my post and commenting!
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  16. sauced

    sauced Master of the Pit

    Great looking cheese!! Hardest part of smoking cheese is the waiting period to eat it!! lol
    Also...keep an eye out for horseradish cheddar, when it's smoked it is absolutely amazing!!!
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  17. Thanks sauced! Horseradish sounds awesome, I might look for some tonight.
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    I found it after work, one chunk already didn’t make it to the smoker, thanks for the tip sauced!
  19. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Master of the Pit

    If your into pepper Jack, then you should also try their Habanero cheese. I agree the horseradish is fantastic.

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    sauced Master of the Pit

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