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Offline electricshaman

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mellowing smoked cheese
« on: February 25, 2010, 03:32:04 PM »
I dont have a vac sealer.  What is the next best thing as far as letting the cheese mellow.  Is plastic wrap and ziploc bags ok.  Thanks

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Re: mellowing smoked cheese
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2010, 04:10:29 PM »
Wrap tight in plastic wrap and squeeze as much air as you can out of the zip lock.

That will work for ya.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2010, 04:34:28 PM by classicrockgriller »

Offline Paddlinpaul

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Re: mellowing smoked cheese
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2010, 04:51:09 PM »
Wrap tight in plastic wrap and squeeze as much air as you can out of the zip lock.

That will work for ya.
I hope so, that is how I did mine 12 days ago. 2 more days and I will try it. I can't wait, first batch of cheese for me.
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Re: mellowing smoked cheese
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2010, 05:47:30 PM »
Thanks boys,  that is what i have done. 

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Re: mellowing smoked cheese
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2010, 05:48:10 PM »
I do a lot of cheese each year and very rarely vac pac any of it. Wrap with plastic wrap and put into a ziplock bag. It will say good for many months. I have cheese in my fridge from last October and its just fine.

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Re: mellowing smoked cheese
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2010, 07:22:33 AM »
I just opened a block of smoker pepper jack from 1/17/2009 - it was great.
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Re: mellowing smoked cheese
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2010, 07:34:48 AM »
I started out vac sealing all of my cheese until my friend Pens pointed out that it really wasn't necessary.  Plastic wrap is a darn sight cheaper than vac bags too!

Thanks again for the tip Pens.

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Re: mellowing smoked cheese
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2010, 08:13:13 AM »
If you buy milk in the bags they work excellently with vacuum sealers. I save all mine for that.
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Re: mellowing smoked cheese
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2010, 08:23:10 AM »
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Thanks again for the tip Pens.
No problem, always more than happy to help.  :-[