Cheese after smoke

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by lspencer23, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. lspencer23

    lspencer23 Fire Starter

    Quick question for you,guys, after i smoke my cheeae should i wipe the moisture off when letting it sit on the counter or no??? Thanks in advance
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

     I do, just because I have found the oily Sweat can have a bitter taste...JJ
  3. siege

    siege Smoke Blower

    Smoked or not, always dry the outside of cheese before putting in the fridge. Moisture promotes mold. Blot with a paper towel, pressing lightly. If the towel becomes damp, blot again.
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2015
  4. muralboy

    muralboy Smoking Fanatic

    I would suggest patting dry rather than wiping though.
  5. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I also like to put it in the fridge uncovered over night to dry it out a little further. Seems to do the trick. Then I Vaccuum seal and wait patiently until it's time to rip them open and enjoy. Can't wait for some cooler weather!
  6. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    All the above are good answers.  If moisture appears, I personally do not intentionally take the moisture off as I can't see taking off what just took time putting on. There are many variables that can cause moisture on cheese such as the temp difference between the smoke, smoker, cheese along with the ambient temp and humidity, type of smoke generator and of course wood.  The trick to eliminating moisture is coming up with the right combination.  If possible experiment using different equipment and keep detailed notes on any changes and the results.  

    Vacuum pack your cheese in several packages and allow to cure for different periods of time before sampling, depending on the thickness, two weeks is a very short time to cure for optimum results.  Only time will tell.

    Good luck and enjoy your cheese.

  7. lspencer23

    lspencer23 Fire Starter

    Thanks for the responses, but sorry i dodnt clarify i was meaning moisture from the,fridge when i am done resting it not the oily type from the cheese but,the condensation
  8. doctord1955

    doctord1955 Smoking Fanatic

    yes pat the moisture from condensation off!   I've never had it gather moisture sitting in the frig myself!  How warm is your cheese getting when u cold smoke it?

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