During this episode, we learn about air drying and turning cheese after it has been pressed or brined.
These important processes can make or break your cheese, and I find that most cheese books pay scant attention to the topic. I bust all misconceptions and help you to prepare your cheese for ageing.
The news comes from Geekquinox; http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/geekquinox/scientists-cheese-arm-pit-sweat-toe-jam-184306621.html, and is totally disgusting! Another news item is the novel way they are planning to de-ice roads in Milwaukee, USA.
Listener questions range from making your own vegetable rennet to heating milk too high during ripening.
I mention another home cheese makers blog, Much To Do About Cheese, run by my Canadian cheese friend, Ian Treuer, specifically his post about making his own vegetable rennet; http://muchtodoaboutcheese.com/2013/12/05/there-was-a-snow-storm-i-was-bored-lets-make-rennet/
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So, until next time curd nerds, and remember to Keep Calm and Make Cheese!