Monday, July 16, 2012

Wax On!

I waxed my first cheese!  It's the Jack.  The Jack, as you may remember, was a bit dry due to my mid-cheesemaking trip to Goodwill for the said wax, crockpot.

Here's the waxing process:

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That's me!

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It reminds me of a red Dilly Bar

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 This little spot was hard to get.  
Another good reason, I'm sure, to have properly dried curds.
I stuck it in the freezer for a minute, then redipped and it did ok.

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 Labeled

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In cheese cave to age along with my feta.

The little freezer in there doesn't like being kept so warm ~55F, so it constantly defrosts, dripping water down slowly.  This should be a wonderful humidifier for my cheese.  I won't have to worry about it now.

Now just waiting on the cheddar to finish pressing, then dry.  By then, the milkman will have come again, and I can start yet another cheese project. :)

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