Edam- alternative to wax

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    I live in a tropical country, and I got into cheesemaking because it’s fun and I wanted to try it but also because it’s really hard to find good cheese here. I recently made an Edam, but as you can imagine I can’t get my hands on wax. Does any one know of any good alternatives to wax- I have heard storing it in oil can work, but I am wondering if i can just plunk it in a bowl of oil or if I have to do something different. Side note- vacuum sealing is not really an option either.
    Any tips and tricks greatly appreciated.

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    Tom Moran

    Daniel, I don’t know that much about oil but would stay clear of that for several reasons. I have had very good luck with cream wax and it is available from several cheese supply companies. Most contain a anti mold agent that is way better than dealing with mold getting under regular waxes.

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