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Smoked cheddar and mozzarella

cashew

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Looks good, bet it tastes good too. I just fell down the cheese smoke hole, and had to look up times since I just fired up the smoker for my first cheese attempt.
 

escopeton

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I tasted it again with the wife a few hours later and they flavors had time to develope. Very nice.
 

wbf610

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I find that if I let mine rest overnight, then vac pack and rest for a few weeks, that it tastes much better than without the rest.
 

gmc2003

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Are the resting in the fridge or out on the counter? Cover?
I let it rest on a cooling rack uncovered/counter for a few hours, then place in the fridge loosely covered with plastic wrap overnight. Vacuum seal in the morning.

escope you cheese looks good, and nice video.

Chris
 

zwiller

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Nice vid. Great TBS and color.

I did 8 blocks a month ago to the date today. Sampled and still too young at 2 weeks. Edible but rough/strong. Alot of guys say 6 weeks is required and also say it continues to get better with age like a year+. Planned to rest on counter but the girls complained. I was surprised myself how strong it was (4 hours cob). Due to this, I did uncovered overnight in fridge and vac sealed next day. I am not confident the overnight rest is critical but I bet if you vac sealed the cheese right away it would deform or smoosh (technical term). :D
 

escopeton

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Are the resting in the fridge or out on the counter? Cover?
I rested it in the fridge covered with plastic cling film. By the time, I got them in the house and sampled them, they had cooled down enough to wrap up.
 

wbf610

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Are the resting in the fridge or out on the counter? Cover?
On the counter for a few to cool, then in the fridge overnight. I have also just vac packed after a brief cooling rest on the counter, and it was fine.
 

cmayna

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Yes, don't be in a hurry to taste your smoked cheese. I'm currently consuming cheese that I smoked over a year ago. I would say that the soonest I would taste some cheese would be a good month after it was smoked. One needs to always plan in advance when it comes to smoked cheese.
 

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