Hi, I just finished my 2nd try at Romano cheese and after brining it for about 14 hours and letting it dry for about 5.5 hours, I noticed that it is a bit spongy! Is that ok? Should I not age this cheese, I’d hate to wait 12 months and find that it is bad. Help.
Chris, Be patient. You may have picked up some bacteria during the make process but you also may have a cheese that takes a little time to settle down. I have had cheese that I had to throw out but the decision was always made based on smell rather than texture. Way more times than not would the cheese transform into something better rather than something bad. Just give it some time and use your nose.