First try at cheese

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by ptcruiserguy, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. Okay I received my AMNS today, with some Hickory and Mesquite.

    So I took a small block of Cheddar, small block of Colby Jack, and a small block of Pepper Jack

    cut them into small long blocks and now am cold smoking them.

    Lighting the AMNS was a breeze and the dust fired up and is smoking fine.

    Will send pics when it is done.

    Also would like to thank everyone in this forum for all the advice again.

    And also I want to thank Todd for such a great product. Thanks Todd.
     
  2. You are really going to like that thing. Turns $2 a pound cheese into $10 a pound cheese. It's like magic.
     
  3. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Post your pics when you're done.

    Make sure you vac seal and allow to rest for 10 days or so.

    Smoked cheese can be bitter until it mellows out

    ENJOY!

    Todd
     
  4. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    I  age mine at least 21 days before eating.   I get $3 for 4oz presmoked weight.
     
  5. Okay here are before and after pics of my first go at cold smoking cheese:

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    Okay this is the Cheddar and the Colby

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    And of Course Pepper Jack

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    Looks like it turned out okay..... I guess I will know in 2 to 3 wks.

    Thanx for lookin'
     
  6. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very Nice Color!

    Waiting Sux!

    Todd
     
  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congrats on your first cheese smoke. Let us know how it turns out
     
  8. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    Can't wait to here the results, I'm sure it will be delicious!

    I have a hot spinach dip recipe that calls for smoked mozzarella cheese. If I can find it I will share it with you guys, that dip is delicious, I think I got it from food network's website.
     
  9. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yup, good looking product there- doing some every couple weeks keeps the waiting pains at bay once the first is ready.
     
  10. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice color!
     
  11. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job
     
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Real Good, PTC !!!

    Bear
     
  13. Looks good to me. How long did you smoke it for?
     
  14. [​IMG]   21 days
     

  15. I let it smoke for 2.5 hrs. That seemed to be a average smoke time and I can adjust from there.
     
  16. billyj571

    billyj571 Smoking Fanatic

    Nice job
     

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