Todays Play Day

Discussion in 'Cheese' started by oregon smoker, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Today was the day to play, had a ham in one smoker with a basic orange/teriaki glaze. sorry no pics. while dealing with all the rest it was rested and carved before i knew it. here is the cheese... ran into a great xxx sharp white cheddar from Yancy's out of New York at Costco and this is what started the ball rolling, then a good friend dropped of some extra sharp Tillamook cheddar and said while your at it. ran into some reserve white cheddar from Ireland (Costco) and Dublinger from Ireland (Costco) both way to good as is...we will know in two weeks! with the extra room threw in pecans and then thought i would try something. this will be really good or will be really wrong ! , Sea salt with roasted garlic, ran thru the processor to be sized to go in a salt grinder, you never know till you try. will update as i find out, might have a pile that sticks together due to the little moisture in the garlic and moisture here in SW washington, could go either way.

    Hope all had a Great and Safe weekend with Family and Friends.

    Tossed in some Q view for comments.

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  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    OH man that is some great looking cheese!
  3. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Behold! The Power of Cheese!

    Man-o-man, that looks great!
  4. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  5. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Looks good. Nothing worse than having a bunch of beautiful cheese and not being able to touch it for 2 weeks. I feel your pain.
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great color on the cheese!
  7. waiting will not be the problem, we have plenty at various stages of aging (sealed in the deep cooler) the wait will be to see if the sharp white take to the smoke well or... i end up being the proud owner of a pile of horrible cheese, let the saga continue and will update as time marches on.

  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The sharp white will take a lot more smoke than the softer cheeses. I have left seriously sharp cheddar in the smoker for 6 hours & it wasn't too smokey.
  9. thanks Al,

    what you are looking at is 3 1/2 hrs on the tillamook and the whites went close to six hours. the oils and sweat was present when i pulled the whites so i let them set for a few to set them, then dabed them on a paper towell prior to wrapping them up in saran wrap. tonight i will pull them out and then vacume seal them. i am pretty optimistic that they will be great based on the little taste test last night ....not sure how that little piece fell off of the three but you know when they fall you must taste [​IMG]

  10. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Super job!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  11. brentczech

    brentczech Fire Starter

    Oregon Smoker,

    Great looking stuff man. I am VERY new to smoking cheese but I have read several threads and yours has the BEST look.

    Smoked cheese will go along great with some nice craft beer found up in the Oregon area.

    Enjoy and please follow up how it tastes.

    thanks for sharing.

  12. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking forward to seeing how these come out - I bet they will be awesome. 
  13. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  14. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Wish I was a mouse at your House!!
  15. Looks great.  I am thinking of doing my first cheese this morning.  Any recommendations?
  16. i have not met a cheese i did not like smoked. the harder the cheese you will tend to smoke longer and the softer the cheese the less time you may have it in the smoke. most of my cheese runs from 2 hrs to 6 hrs. some of this also wil depend on personal tastes.

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