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Smoked Cheese, The First Batch of the Winter

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A couple of weeks ago, the temperature dropped here in the Canadian Rockies. It was time to smoke cheese! Last year I didn't do enough cheese and I was totally out!

I wanted to try a different smoke. I have always thought that oak whiskey barrel smoke has a medium but true smoke that would be good on cheese. So, I loaded up my A-Maze-N with pellets and put it in my pellet smoker with the smoker turned off. It was about 6 C (43 F) so I wasn't too worried about the ambient temperature.

I had havarti, old cheddar and extra old marble.

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I ran the smoke for 3 hours.

I brought the cheese in and let it cool and sealed it in vacuum bags.

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It is 2 1/2 weeks ago that I smoked the cheese and today I opened a package and had a snack.

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The Verdict

I really liked the smoke from the oak barrel. It has a definite smoke hit without being sharp. I recommend it for you to try in a cheese smoke.

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motocrash

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Looks good disco.I love me some havarti!
Have a good remembrance day.

Bill
 

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Nice job Disco. Real nice color.
Where did you get the oak barrel?? I'm due to smoke some cheese and was thinking about trying Jack Daniels pellets.
Gary
 

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Nice job Disco. Real nice color.
Where did you get the oak barrel?? I'm due to smoke some cheese and was thinking about trying Jack Daniels pellets.
Gary
Thanks, Gary. The local Home Hardware carries Louisiana Grills Tennessee Whisky Barrel pellets but I am sure Jack Daniels it the same idea.
 

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Excellent lookin cheese smoke Disco! Reminds me I need to get some more smoked up!
 

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Very nice, Disco - Havarti is one of my favorites to smoke - that and Gouda are the ones I do the most. It helps that Cash and Carry have large blocks of Havarti that are inexpensive.
 

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Very nice, Disco - Havarti is one of my favorites to smoke - that and Gouda are the ones I do the most. It helps that Cash and Carry have large blocks of Havarti that are inexpensive.
My wife is big on smoked gouda but cheese prices here are high and gouda is very expensive. Jealous, Buddy!

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Looks real good Disco!
That's some good looking cheese!
Al
 

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Great looking cheese Disco, I'm glad your restocked. Although I mostly do cheddar I do try to slip in a Gouda once in a while.

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Great looking cheese Disco, I'm glad your restocked. Although I mostly do cheddar I do try to slip in a Gouda once in a while.

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Chris
Thanks for the point, Chris. Variety in your cheese is a gouda thing. Don't hate me.

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Seeing that with the crackers is making me hungry
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Seeing that with the crackers is making me hungry
Richie
Thanks, Richie but I suspect there a few tasty morsels in the Richie house to take care of that hunger!
 

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Yes sir they waiting for T-Day kids will most likely never do anything like this LAZY
But as you and our fellow SMF we will continue to keep it going Thank You for all of what you provide
Richie
 

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