A few weeks ago I made my first Clothbound Cheddar and I mentioned that I would post weekly updates to show the flora growth on the bandaging. I am happy to say that it is finally showing signs of life. The outer layer of lard is starting to dry and you can see some of the flecks of green and blue starting to show.
Now this is the first time I have every encouraged mould to grown on anything not ending “bert” so the temptation to scrub the cloth will have to controlled, and now on to the rest…
To say that I am impatient is an understatement, but after taking a good look at the cheese I was happy to see some green and blue starting to appear in the cloth.
Eventually when the flora, a nice way of saying mould, will spread over the cloth and then dry out. When this happens I will be able to brush the cloth to keep it under control, but until then it will run wild.
There are more pictures of the mould spots and they will be up on the Facebook Page later in the week.