I have meant to give an update on my second Josef for a while, things have gotten in the way. Work, illness, writer’s block and Blue Cheese. Now with this Josef reaching 4 months it was time to update you on its progress
7 months have passed since I made my Clothbound Cheddar (Made February 8th, 2014) and 4 months since the last update. I have made some changes to aging the cheese, it still has its own ripening box, but I have taken it off the wooden trivet and now placed it on cedar plank. This has seen an explosion of life and colour on the bandaging.
In my last post I talked about my first attempt at making a blue cheese. Things have progressed with these “Little Blue Barrels” and now they are covered with wonderful blue mould, the geo that I added has started to bloom and give some nice wrinkles too.
It is amazing how much a difference a week can make when aging these little things. I am constantly surprised at my sudden affinity for these cheeses that I swore I would never make (more…)