etsolakis wrote:Is it right to spay bresaola with white mold (using commercial salami), without using any casing?
It won't do any serious harm, but bresaola 'should' have a casing.
The main roles of a casing are:
- to protect the product against harmful airborne organisms; and
- to attenutate case hardening of the product.
(any others? I'm busy cooking dinner...)
The role of the mould on the casing is to prevent the colonisation of the casing by harmful organisms, therefore, it would be a good idea to use a mould directly on the product, but I think it would be a better idea to use a casing.
Having said that, I know that other members here have had satisfactory results without casings (e.g. for coppa and bresaola).
Those are my hurried thoughts anyway.