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Cheese 3

Postby this41uk » Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:33 pm

Had another go, this time I got a cheese mould. :roll:


The new and improved Hobby Stuffer/Cheese Press :wink: :wink:

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The mark 2 was a bit wet but tasted nice, so hopefully I've squeezed a bit more whey out of this one. :D

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I also made Ricotta from the whey sorry no pics it went straight into some spinach and ricotta pasties.

If this works I'm going to have another go at Stilton :idea:
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Postby saucisson » Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:07 pm

Looks interesting, can we have a few more details?

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Postby BlueCheese » Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:55 am

Looks nice, what cheese are u going for?
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Postby this41uk » Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:02 pm

I used the Stilton recipe but without the Stilton (half the quantity). I added 1/2 pint of double cream to it.

So I'm hoping that I'll get White Stilton/Cheshire type cheese.

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Postby saucisson » Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:12 pm

saucisson wrote:Looks interesting, can we have a few more details?

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I meant of the use of the hobby stuffer as a cheese press :D


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Postby this41uk » Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:45 pm

Sorry :oops:

I started of by balancing a 10BL weight ontop of the follower, this slipped off 2 or 3 times so I though what about using the hobby stuffer.

The prob was that the mould was just 2 wide to sit on the base of the stuffer.

So I built the base with lids of plastic tubs.

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And topped it of with the metal top of my scales. This gave a firm base for the mould to sit on, so then all I had to do was turn the screw.

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Postby saucisson » Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:11 pm

Thanks Tim, people have expressed concerns over the plastic gears when stuffing, did/do you have any worries when pressing? Which mould did you go for? Sorry for all the questions I haven't done a properly pressed cheese yet .

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Postby this41uk » Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:25 pm

So far I had no probs with the plastic gears; I applied pressure slowly over 3 days turning the cheese 2 to 3 times each day.

I removed the air release piston from the plunger to give an even pressure across the top of the follower.

I used the M3 115x115x130 with M5 Follower from Moorlands

This is not a large mould it's just slightly smaller in circumference than the plunger on the Hobby Stuffer.

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Postby this41uk » Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:51 pm

Hi
The end result

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Tasted nice but a bit moist.

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Postby BlueCheese » Fri Sep 14, 2007 2:32 am

Looks good, got a close up ;)
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Postby Ild » Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:30 pm

It looks very good indeed! :lol: :lol:
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Postby this41uk » Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:42 pm

This is as close as it gets

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Sorry can't take anymore I've eaten it :lol: :lol:

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Postby saucisson » Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:18 pm

:D

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Postby BlueCheese » Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:04 pm

LOL, yup wanted to stick my nose in their and take a bite.
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