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Smoked Cheese for the holidays

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I've got 3 turkeys in the curing brine for Thanksgiving, will buy 3 more on Thanksgiving Eve to put in the curing brine for our Christmas Party the 3rd Thursday of December.

For all the holiday events, need to accompany all with Smoked Cheese - a favorite for all!

Bought 10 slabs of Longhorn Cheddar at Bassham's yesterday, doing the smoking on them today.  Here it is relatively cool, around 58° this morning at 6 am.

Made two stacks of the cheese, 5 slabs each and cut into ¼'s.  You can see the curd on the end slice:


Cut them into ¼'s and laid out on the Amazen mats on racks in my smokehouse:


Lit the pellet A-Maze-N unit after heating the pellets (comb. of  Pitmaster and corn cob) in the microwave for 2 minutes and let it burn down to smoldering:


(Sorry, we just had the outside of our house painted - this is while on the BBQ grill).  Then, after about 5 minutes and the flames going out, into the smokehouse:


And just let it do it's wonderful Todd Johnson thing for about 8 hours!  So simple, so easy, so why not?!
 

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(Yes, a big mouse nibbled on one of the pieces on the left of the bottom rack.... great sharp cheese!)
 

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Looks good Pops!

That's a mess of cheese, but I'm sure it will be eaten up quickly!

Al
 

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Wow! That's a lot of cheese.... but 6 turkeys??? Impressive!
 

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What a lovely stack of cheese 


That reminds me I must do another batch...
 

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Wow! That's a lot of cheese.... but 6 turkeys??? Impressive!
Yes, I cure and smoke at least 3 turkeys, around 15lbs apiece for Thanksgiving (one for the family, one for my youngest son's boys to go back to college with, and one for my chiropractor) for Thanksgiving.  Then, I buy at least 3 - 20lb turkeys on Thanksgiving Eve to put down for Christmas for our Stroke Folks Christmas party too on the 3rd Thursday of December.

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/174365/the-party
 
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Oh, and a BIG BTW, here is the web address to which this whole thread is made possible by Todd Johnson, inventor and producer of this amazing cold smoking device!

http://www.amazenproducts.com/Default.asp

His service after the sale is also Amazing, too!
 

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Great lookin cheese! Looking forward to seeing those turkeys!
 

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Looking Great, Pops!!


Better do something about that "Mouse". 


And "Right On" about Todd Johnson!!  He's the Best !!


Bear
 

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They finished at 5pm (the pellets burned out throughout the tray) and pulled and packaged them up in 4 - 1 gallon ziploc's to let them mellow for a couple weeks or more; trying hard to forget about them, lol!
 

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Nice post Pops.  I've driven by Basshams 1000 times while driving on  820 but never stopped. They sell beef too right?  Great smoke. Just in time for the holidays. Point! Brian
 

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