I have been tempted to take the next few weeks off from writing and concentrate on Family and personal cheese making, but I have some pictures that I wanted to share. They from a Yukon Raft tasting, but of two of “The Big 3” cheese that I made this year. The Clothbound Cheddar and Josef.
Tonight I sampled one of my Yukon Rafts. They are 5 1/2 weeks old and so far they are amazing.
Soft , gooey and a great smell. I used a spoon to peel back the “lid” and then used crackers to scoop out the heavenly paste within. I know this is a bit of a tease, but I will post more in a few weeks when they are a little older.
Now that there is a break in my Cheese Making Class schedule I can play catch up on some the cheeses that I have made. The one I often get asked about is my latest batch of Spruce Wrapped Reblochon, which I have nicknamed “Yukon Raft”. It has been about a month since they were made and I wanted to give an update as to their progress.
I was waiting for the Geotricum to bloom before I could start washing the cheese with the beer that I had selected, around day 4 I was pleased to see that they were ready to get a good coating of the beer wash.
I did learn some interesting things that can be helpful when preparing your wash solution. (more…)