Smoked Cheese Tasting Party

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by bearcarver, May 2, 2010.

  1. bearcarver

    bearcarver OTBS Member

    Finally took my smoked cheese out of the fridge after it's rest since 4-17-2010.
    Here's the link to that "Cheese Smoke":

    Then I decided to have a few people over, to help taste each kind, as I cut open the packages.
    The scores will be listed after each cheese description, on a scale of 1 to 10, and in the following order:

    1st score will be what I give it (61 year old male).
    2nd score will be from an 86 year old male.
    3rd score will be from a 67 year old male.
    4th score will be from a 38 year old male.
    5th score will be from a 34 year old female.
    6th score will be the overall average.

    Mozzarella sticks soaked in Pickled Red Beet Juice---3--5--4--4--3--3.8

    Colby Jack---5--7--7--6--7--6.4

    Colby Jack (soaked in Pickle Juice)---3--5--7--5--4--4.8

    Colby Jack (soaked in Hot Pepper Juice)---3--4--4--4--5--4

    Pepper Jack---7--7--8--7--8--7.4

    Mozzarella Sticks---10--8--8--9--9--8.8

    Mozzarella (Polly-O)---9--9--8--10--8--8.8

    Horseradish Cheddar---7--9--7--5--7--7

    Looks like I'll be smoking more Mozzarella ![​IMG]


  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I wish you had room for an old fat kid 51 yrs old for a judging spot. But it looks great and I still haven't smoked any cheeses yet. But soon I have to.
  3. Smoked cheese probably my favorite smoke yet. It so nice to have around for a snack or a slammich crackers. Just plan useful and easy.
  4. Yep nothing better than a bunch of good smoked cheese and a bunch of wine.
  5. tjohnson

    tjohnson Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    And what was used to wash your pallet between the different cheese?

    Check your mail my friend!

  6. Looks Great John, I never thought of smoking Mozzarella sticks. Great Idea...[​IMG]
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver OTBS Member

    LOL---To be honest, we didn't drink anything in between cheeses. I didn't want anything to kill the tastes of the cheeses, and the 67 year old had to take the 86 year old to his Doc at the VA, when they left here. They had to hurry. We had a bottle of wine after the quick testing.

  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver OTBS Member

    Thank You Paul for the points, and thank you all for the nice comments.

  9. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    John - really nice looking cheese smokes ya got! Thanks for sharing the poll from your friends. Kind of nice to know what to start out with [​IMG]
  10. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim OTBS Member

    really nice layout of cheese there. I tip my hat to you. [​IMG]
  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver OTBS Member

    Thank You Sumo. I try to report things that might save others some time. I sure saved a lot by reading others' posts.

    Thanks Jim--I appreciate it

    I learned that Mozzarella was the best cheese I smoked.
    I also learned that even soaking Colby Jack overnight won't make it absorb either pickle juice, or hot pepper juice.
    I also learned that smoking cheese is real easy with the A-MAZE-N-SMOKER.

  12. scarbelly

    scarbelly OTBS Member

    Looks like I'll be smoking more Mozzarella ![​IMG]


    Since you are using the A-MAZE-N-SMOKER you really need to try fresh mozzarella - let it sit out or a couple of hours to get a skin on it then smoke it - the best part is you get to eat it as soon as it is chilled.

    Great post with the ratings and thanks for sharing this with us
  13. awsome display!!!! i love smoked mozz
  14. meateater

    meateater SMF Premier Member

    Awesome smoked cheese post! I need to try some Mozz. Somehow that one eluded my smoker. [​IMG]

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