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Offline Max

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Did I ruin the cheese?
« on: May 12, 2012, 07:08:20 AM »
I smoked 1 lb chunks of cheddar, Gouda, and pepper jack for 2 hrs. The cabin temp was around 90 degrees. The cheese started to sag a bit thru the grates and had a pretty good amount of sweat at the end. Not melted but soft to the touch. Where do you draw the line between keep vs toss?

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Re: Did I ruin the cheese?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2012, 07:10:40 AM »
It will be fine. Let it get cold in the fridge and air dry for a few hour. Then wipe down and vac seal it. Wait a month before eating.

It will look strange but still be edible ;)
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Re: Did I ruin the cheese?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2012, 08:35:33 AM »
What he said. 1 Month minimum.
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Re: Did I ruin the cheese?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2012, 10:25:30 AM »
Like the others said, it will be fine. pat dry and cool to firm back up.

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Re: Did I ruin the cheese?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2012, 03:39:47 PM »
Like the others said give it time.  No cheese is ruined, can always grate into something!

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Re: Did I ruin the cheese?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2012, 05:45:54 PM »
Thanks. Most of it would get grated anyway, so I'm glad it is not a waste.

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Re: Did I ruin the cheese?
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2012, 08:19:38 AM »
Next time you could throw a bowl of ice in there to help with the temp.

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Re: Did I ruin the cheese?
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2012, 12:46:59 PM »
The only time you are really in trouble is when you cut the cheese and it smokes...........BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Re: Did I ruin the cheese?
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2012, 02:44:44 PM »
Like the others said give it time.  No cheese is ruined, can always grate into something!

+1 on the grating.  My first batch of cheese melted quite a bit.  After a month the worst looking melted stuff was grated and used on pizza.  Best pizza ever!

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Re: Did I ruin the cheese?
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2012, 02:40:48 AM »
Grating does work well. Besides the tip MrSlick posted; when I make grill cheese sandwiches from smoked cheese I grate the cheese instead of slicing it.

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Re: Did I ruin the cheese?
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2012, 11:33:49 AM »
Yeah we did that ona batch of cheddar. It was ugly but it tasted just fine.  We liked to slice it up, arrange it in one layer on a dinner plate then mircowave it untill it starts to bubble then eat in on Ritz  crackers. Yum! ;)
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