Question for y'all. I smoked a pound of Gouda n let it breathe overnight on counter. Vac sealed it next morn n put it in basement where stays a cool 50 deg. I noticed some moisture inside bag tonight. Is this normal? Checked seal it is good. Should i remove it to let moisture dry off then reseal?
i recently sent a message to M RT about moisture in my vac seal bag with the cheese and he says some cheese just has more moisture in it than others. i actually didnt notice the moisture till i opened the bag. he suggested to NOTt wrap the cheese in paper towel when packaging cause it can suck the smoke flavor from the cheese.
Wade, it would be recommended that if you are planning on long term storage that you wax your hard cheeses. Oiling will keep air from reaching your cheese which in turn inhibits molding. Vegetable oil will work just fine although it would be a good idea to refresh the oil every week or two and or along any cut edges. Store your oiled cheese in plastic containers.