It has been a while since I last updated the condition of my Clothbound Cheddar, it is time to look at the cheese now that it has reached a milestone. Most of the recipes for cheddar say that you can try it at 3 months. I don’t like the taste of soap, though Lifebouy has a nice piquant flavour but that is a different story; so I will wait a few more months to break out the trier and sample.
The lard is really doing its job and the mould is staying in the cheesecloth, I am really happy with how things are going
I am surprised that there isn’t a funky smell coming from the ripening box. The box smells clean and is pretty clean too. No coating of blue mould over the sides or on the wooden trivet I have the cheese sitting on. This is my first clothbound and I am still learning the in’s and out’s of things. For now I will keep on keeping on with this cheese and see how long I can go before curiosity wins out and I try a sample.
I will have some pictures up on the Facebook page later this week, to be honest they are no extra pictures this time, just these. Until next time…..