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Offline LanduytG

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Whats the best cheese
« on: April 05, 2014, 06:06:45 AM »
Want to try some smoked cheese before the weather gets much warmer. I see a lot about smoking but have not seen much on what the favorite cheese is to smoke. I have had smoked Swiss and thought it was good stuff but nothing elseeg.

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Offline rajzer

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Re: Whats the best cheese
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2014, 06:25:02 AM »
What's the best cheese?  What's the best wine? Only you know the answer to that!

Offline KyNola

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Re: Whats the best cheese
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2014, 06:25:22 AM »
My vote goes for cheddar and/or gouda but there are lots of other cheeses that are delicious smoked as well.  Cheddar and gouda are just my preferences.

Offline RedJada

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Re: Whats the best cheese
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2014, 08:33:57 AM »
I did a little blu cheese for the first time in the last batch. Man it came out great, salads, burgers, steaks you name it. Ill be doing larger qty in the next cheese smoke.

Offline Salmonsmoker

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Re: Whats the best cheese
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2014, 08:52:14 AM »
Pretty much any cheese you want to try. Here's a partial list of cheeses I've smoked:  cheddar from mild to extra sharp, colby jack, mozzarella, muenster, gouda, swiss, asagio, fontina, cream cheese, pepper jack, parmesan, romano.....I know there are a few more but can't think of them right now.
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Offline LanduytG

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Re: Whats the best cheese
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2014, 10:04:05 AM »
Never thought of Blue Cheese, I will have to give that a try. I bet a smoked blue burg is great.

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Re: Whats the best cheese
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2014, 12:01:35 PM »
  I have smoked string cheese.  Turned out great.  Hard to keep around once the grandkids found my stash.  ;D    ;D    ;D

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Offline LanduytG

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Re: Whats the best cheese
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2014, 12:39:04 PM »
I'm doing the triple smoked bacon and thought it would be a good time to do cheese. Decided on swiss and cheddar.


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Offline Shasta bob

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Re: Whats the best cheese
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2014, 01:09:18 PM »
That's easy-Smoked Cheese. Really my favorite is the horseradish cheese from Rumiano's in Crescent City, California I smoke it with 3hrs. Of hickory.
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Re: Whats the best cheese
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2014, 02:25:28 PM »
My vote goes for cheddar and/or gouda but there are lots of other cheeses that are delicious smoked as well.  Cheddar and gouda are just my preferences.
X2. Cabot makes a 3 yr aged white extra sharp cheddar that is my favorite, 2 hours of apple. This is the kind of question where you are likely to get a different answer from everyone who responds.
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Re: Whats the best cheese
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2014, 06:43:27 PM »
Got to say Triple Pepper cheese is my favorite!

Offline Northern_Hunting_Mom

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Re: Whats the best cheese
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2014, 09:12:54 PM »
I have bought smoked Havarti, even smoked jalapeno Havarti and I love it.

Would it be safe to say that the hard cheeses need to rest for 4 weeks and the softer cheeses do not need such a long wait time between smoking and eating?

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Re: Whats the best cheese
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2014, 09:36:11 AM »
I have bought smoked Havarti, even smoked jalapeno Havarti and I love it.

Would it be safe to say that the hard cheeses need to rest for 4 weeks and the softer cheeses do not need such a long wait time between smoking and eating?
That's what I've found NHM. The smoke compounds take longer to migrate inward with the harder cheeses. Just checked my supply and it was smoked back in Sept. It's all still excellent and enjoyed almost daily.
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Offline LanduytG

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Re: Whats the best cheese
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2014, 02:10:33 PM »
OK, I  have my Swiss and Cheddar, now how thick should it be cut? I thought 3/8 or so. Cheddar is in a 4x4x1.25 and the Swiss is in a wedge.

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Re: Whats the best cheese
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2014, 03:50:13 PM »
Mine is Ghouda then colby jack then string.