Perry's Cheese Blog — AFFINEUROFTHEYEAR

Affineur of the Year Update

Perry Wakeman AFFINEUROFTHEYEAR

Affineur of the Year update! More aptly, our Priscilla update! We are extremely pleased with the explosion of cheddar based colonies forming on the rind. We haven't had to re-lard which is good news as this can sometimes stifle growth and also make the cheese a bit less predictable. We are being more delicate with our brushing, more of a massage than a brush. I think this is the main contributor to the awesome patchwork style of microflora which is now established. Weight is steady, but we've pulled back on the temperature due to the delay in the 'Affineur of...

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Affineur of The Year Competition!

Perry Wakeman AFFINEUROFTHEYEAR

About a month ago, I received a very special cheese. A three-month-old Quickes Cheese! Why was is it special you may ask, as it's part of an initiative put on by our friends over at the @cheese_academy & @quickescheese to establish the Affineur of the Year! To be honest, it is a competition but it will be quite fascinating the direction that each maturer takes. So what's my maturing plan, I think I'll be pushing some of the temperature and humidity norms of maturing cheddar cheese, just to see what happens. Looking at the cheesy stats, PH, water content and weight, I think this cheese...

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