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Who cut the cheese?

Discussion in 'Smoked Cheese' started by hero23, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. hero23

    hero23 Newbie

    I did and I'm smoking it! This is my 1st time trying this but it is looking good. Mild cheddar split six ways. I don't have a vacuum seal, so my question is... should I wrap the cheese or is it ok to put it in a zip lock bag? Time to go check on it again. Thanks!
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Since you do not have a vac sealer here is how I would do it - wrap each piece in plastic wrap and stick into a baggie - try to suck all the air out and let it sit for 2 weeks to ripen

    Get some pics up so we can see what you did
  3. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Zip lock make a cheap freezer sealer.  it is a pump and works fine if you are doing a lot. 
  4. richoso1

    richoso1 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  5. I have a FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer it does a great job of sucking out the the air and sealing against freezer burn it would be a wise investment to get one they have so many uses other than using for food.
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    I have one too and have been using it for about 15 or more years. We first got it when we had a small catering company. They work great and have saved me lots of $$$   
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    The food saver is the best bet. Now it wil pay for itself in no time. But for the cheeses I would use the zip-loc bags. Heck we all did before we had the food saver sysytems.