First Smoked Cheese !!

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by waterinholebrew, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey all, figured it was time to smoke my first cheese.... I know, I've not smoked cheese yet...please forgive me ! :biggrin:

    My wife got a heck of a deal on the cheese, $1.49 for 1/2 lb. packages.... So, here we go !



    In the MES unplugged on my new Qmatz with the AMNPS & Pitmaster's Blend dust !

    Done some mild & medium cheddar, colby jack, monterey jack & my fav... pepper jack !


    Few hours of smoke, temp was stable at round 68-70* !

    Now to brown bag em up for a rest in the fridge for a couple days, vac pack & the wait !
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2015
  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Justin you didn't make enough, wait ill you see how color they get as they age.
     
  3. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    You've been very busy lately!!! Nice smoke...
     
  4. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I know Richie, I should have done at least double.... I can't wait to try it in a few weeks, thanks for dropping a line !
     
  5. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great. I've got some old cheddar & halapeno cheddar smoking as we speak.
     
  6. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Woody, had a few days off... Was time to crack a few cold ones & get some smokin done !
     
  7. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice looking smoke rivaled by a great price on the cheese!
     
  8. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks AK, I can't wait to try this stuff ! Yours sounds great !
     
  9. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking good...... now its all about the patience.
     
  10. That looks like some good cheese! If vacuum sealed how long can you store cheese in the fridge for?
     
  11. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If properly vacuumed, it will store well for months......if you can leave it alone that is.
     
  12. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Better get more going Justin.

    This will be the last time you will have to wait for cheese to age.
     
  13. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job WHB Just did some myself. 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker 

    DS
     
     
  14. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks b-one !


    Thanks Foam, and yes.... I'am patient, I think ! LOL. :biggrin:
     
  15. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    WHB, Congratulations on some great looking cheese.  Buy what you can and take it easy on the amount you smoke at one time, it helps in planning what to smoke the another day. [​IMG]

    Continue using the dust, if you begin to notice hot spots, try pulverizing it into powder, it will burn even cooler.

    Enjoy your cheese,

    Tom
     
  16. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    cmayna is correct,  If you plan to store longer, you may want to consider waxing.

    Tom
     
  17. kevin8967

    kevin8967 Newbie

    How long should you let it age in the frig?
     
  18. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    How much time do you have?  The average age of the bulk of my cheese is 4.5 years old.  I have some Limburger  that is 15 years old.

    If you are asking how long to let it mellow, it depends on how the smoke was applied along with the color and density of the smoke.

    Tom
     
  19. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Tom, appreciate the advise & info !
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2015
  20. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the info Craig !
     

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