My blue

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    johnny larue
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    It’s about 320 grams or so and is more green than blue. I used a high quality piece of supermarket blue from France to inoculate it during ripening of the milk. It’s a little too rough shaped from poor wrapping but hopefully won’t effect taste. I’ll get to try in 3 weeks.

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    johnny larue
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    My blue is ready and came out so so, very mild more like a Camembert but still good

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    johnny larue
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    I made two small blues about 200 g each , they got really moody and stinky, so I washed with vinegar and scraped off most of the mold with a butter knife and LO and behold a few days later, they smell just like real blue and taste like it too!

    The bottom photo is what they looked like before washing and scraping, the top two are after

    #1993 Reply

    johnny larue
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    A new blue on the way with lovely white mold slowly turning blue green

    #1996 Reply

    johnny larue
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    A new blue

    #2000 Reply

    johnny larue
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    Mycelium- it’s alive!

    #2062 Reply

    LexDWeb
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    This is my blue (860gm) at day 11. Interestingly, the mould is only growing on one side so far. However I read in the notes on how to make blue that you should scrape mould off the outside and only let it grow in the holes – views?

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    johnny larue
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    Looks great, let it go! Grow!

    #2099 Reply

    Lycheese
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    Hi, I’m new to this forum and i wonder if anyone can help me with my farmhouse blue. I made it at the beginning of April and it developed this grey and white mould on the outside of it. I’m not sure if i should leave it on or try to get rid of it with salt or some other method. I keep it in small wine chiller at about 12 degrees. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

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    Lycheese
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    #2103 Reply

    Curd Nerd
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    Some great looking blues here!

    Lycheese, I would personally give this a salt wash if it were mine. There’s just a few spots there that look like they could head in the wrong direction so better to err on the side of caution. It certainly won’t hurt it.

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    Lycheese
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    Thanks for your reply. I started scraping and found the grey mold had gone right through the cheese so thought best it went into the rubbish.

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    madhatter64
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    Hi, I’m pretty new to cheese making, and this is my very first attempt at any cheese. I decided to make a blue.
    I don’t have a cheese press, so used two chopping boards with 2ltr of bottled water, roughly 2Kgs of pressure over night. next morning, it was still holding a lot of whey, so reformed the curds in the cheese cloth, and pressed it all day while I was at work. the result was that it was now too dry, but I put it in to a mould I’d made from a plastic tub.
    I put it in fridge in the garage, but it’s too cold, 6 degrees, and on the lowest setting. Humidity is way too low at 46%
    After a week I took it out of the mould to smooth down, the texture had improved, was still a bit crumbly, but did my best.
    Now 2 weeks and 3 days on and it looks like this. quite a bit of blueing from the cracks, and starting to forma rind, the texture is a bit more creamy, and since I’ve taken this photo I’ve smoothed out the cracks to steady the blueing.
    Smells good, and a the initial taste of the palette knife is pretty good, can’t wait for the next 3 weeks to try it properly.

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    Eric
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    My first blue.

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    Punkin
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    Eric, nice looking cheese. Very nice for a first time.

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