Cool nights means Time to smoke cheese.

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by link, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    WIth the cooloer nights back it was time to start getting some cheese going for the holidays. I did 8 lbs (4 Sharp Cheddar and 4 Monterey Jack). I used a 12" A-Maze-N Tube in my Ceramic egg grill and used Beech pellets for the first time with cheese (hope it is good).

    This all smoked for 2 1/2 hours.


  2. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    L, Looks like you have some tasty treats for the holidays!
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    How nice to get the stash back!

    Were still waiting on the cooler weather down here.

    Probably late November before I can smoke any cheese.

    I'm hoarding what I have left from last winter.

  4. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I know what you mean Al, I am completely out. and I usually wait about two months before opening so I still have to wait.

  5. brickguy221

    brickguy221 Smoking Fanatic

    How many hrs should cheese be smoked and what is the best kind wood pellets to use???

    I bought some sharp cheddar cheese today and want to try it for the first time.
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Still too hot here. But that's supposed to change next week. Calling for lows in the mid 20's! Brrrr!
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    2-4 hours. Really depends on the wood you use and the cheese. Then you need to let it rest a good 4-8 weeks before trying it.

    Mild woods work the best, any of your fruit or nut woods work well. apple, peach, cherry pecan, alder, maple are all good choices.
  8. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Isn't that bizarre? It was in the upper 80s and low 90s here last week and now highs are in the 70s with lows in the low 50s. Talk about temperature shock. Sorry to hear about the mid 20s! Not ready for that at all lol!
  9. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good job! Nice to have that going.

    A neighbor gave me three pounds of Gouda from his trip to the Netherlands.

    Monday I will smoke it either early morning or late night.  He doesn't know it, but he will get it back as a gift.  His family loves smoked cheese.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  10. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking cheese!

  11. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Wow, that sounds great. Smoked Gouda is awesome.

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