Tasty To The Core – 8 Month Clothbound Cheddar – Sampling

Last month I wrote about my Clothbound Cheddar  and how it has aged.  This was the first time I have ever made a Clothbound Cheese and it has been an education.  I think I mentioned during the first post that I missed a step and that time would tell if it would be a problem.  At 8…

Clothbound And Down-7 Month Update

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…

3.5 Months Under Wraps – Clothbound Cheddar Update!

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…

Clothbound Cheddar Week 8 – Filling In The Gaps

I last posted about my Clothbound Cheddar just after week 5, there was some life to the mould/flora on the bandaging but it wasn’t where I thought it would be.  What a difference 3 more weeks make. I have a new dual zone cheese fridge and the lovely Cheddar has gone into a new ripening…

It’s Alive! – Clothbound Cheddar Week 3

The Clothbound Cheddar I made at the beginning of February is now into its third week of aging and with a few tweaks the flora on the bandages has really started to take off, so to quote Doctor Fankenstein “It’s Alive”.  There is more growth than in week 2, but that is what I had…

Showing Signs of Life – Clothbound Cheddar 16 Days old

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…

Making My First Clothbound Cheddar – Wrapping Around The Lard!

I have made several Cheddar since starting to make cheese.  All have been natural rinds or they have been vacuum sealed.  It was time to make my first Bandaged or Clothbound Cheddar.  I also decided that if I was going to make a Clothbound Cheddar, then it was going to be a big one.  So…

Cheese Tease – Clothbound Cheddar

If you follow Much To Do About Cheese on Facebook then you may know that I made my first Clothbound Cheddar last weekend. Normally I would have posted about the make by now, but things got away from me this week. Between preparing for upcoming cheese making classes and my day job it was a…

Camembert 2 – Ian 0 or How the Cheddar Saved the Day

Some times you come across something that can humble you, for years it has been Mozzarella for me. Now I have another and it is Camembert. I have posted about my earlier failure to make a Camembert for my Mother’s visit this past weekend. I tried again, and I thought things went well. The make…