Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Opening The Camembert!


Hello Cheesy Friends :)

Well, I opened one of the Camemberts last night for Christmas Eve. 

It wasn't great. :(

As you can see it was terribly runny. I did some research and talked to a few buddies on a cheese forum. 

OVER-RIPE.

Meaning: I left it "aging" too long in the cheese cave.  The recipe I used stated that it could be ripened in the cheese cave for 3-5 weeks. I pushed it at six weeks. I should have taken it out of the 10 C cave after it ripened for 3 weeks, and put it into the cold fridge to stop the ripening process.

But funnily enough, I did the same thing last year and it was just fine! Cheese making is a real learning process!

It was still good, but really too strong for both me and Alex.

Next time I make this, I'll open it after three weeks I think. If I still have the same problem, I'll have to find a new recipe. I'm not sure what to do with the second wheel though. It's already stinking up the place lol...

Never give up!!! :)