In the past I may have made some unkind comments about blue cheese, even after making several attempts to make a lactic blue. My version of Stilton has started to change my mind.
This Stilton was made on December 27, 2014 and was my first attempt at a real blue cheese and not some little cheese I decided to throw together on a whim. I am very pleased with how this is turning out.
I am happy with how solid the rind is.
The holes have appeared to have stayed open. I was worried they would close in.
There are some nice browns, greys, whites and blue hues on the rind.
I took a sample and I quite enjoyed the taste. It still needs some time though.
I want to age it for another couple of weeks and then when I go to teach a cheese making class in Grande Prairie I hope to share it with the coordinator, who happens to love blue cheese.