Preserving mold cultures

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    I have a wonderful blue cheese mold (grew it) that I want to preserve. How do I do that, freeze it?

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    I have done this by using a slice of real sourdough bread or real pumpernickel bread. Regular store bread won’t work. Use a pea size speck of your blue mold and let it set on the bread in a moist container. Once fully covered in blue mold then air dry the bread and either zip lock or vacuum package. It will keep indefinitely if completely dry and just scrape a little of the mold into the milk as it ripens.

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