Green Blue cheese?

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Green Blue cheese?

Postby DanMcG » Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:55 pm

A friend gave me a piece of blue cheese from a small cheese maker, but instead of blue veins, it's green. I haven't opened the vac sealed package to taste it yet, but was wondering what gives the mold its color? the starter or time or something else.
To be perfectly honest green cheese doesn't look very appetizing to me.
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Postby saucisson » Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:14 pm

A picture paints a thousand words... some blue cheeses can be greeny blue, but I'm guessing yours is very green :)
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Postby DanMcG » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:04 pm

Well not the best pic's but I think you get the idea. The taste test was very very salty.

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Postby saucisson » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:15 pm

Looks very much like a stilton:

http://www.bedfordcheeseshop.com/images ... 311756.jpg

which can be a bit salty...
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Postby wheels » Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:59 pm

I agree with Dave - the veins look very much like some of the cheaper pieces of Stilton that we can buy on the local market - I assume that these are cheaper as they didn't make 'top grade'. That said they're superb value and taste no different.

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Postby DanMcG » Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:05 pm

So back to my original question, what gives the mold it's color. the starter, the process or something else?
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Postby wheels » Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:29 pm

Dunno Dan, Sorry.
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Postby grisell » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:23 pm

Spam.
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Postby DanMcG » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:41 pm

grisell wrote:Spam.

But at least he didn't copy and paste his answer :0
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