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How do mature and mild cheeses differ?
« on: 01/05/2008 16:15:23 »
So many cheese related posts lately, here is another.
Why is 'mature' cheese, crumblier than 'mild' cheese? Is it just because it's older?
« Last Edit: 02/05/2008 10:25:43 by chris »


 

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Re: How do mature and mild cheeses differ?
« Reply #1 on: 01/05/2008 17:41:41 »
I think it gets dryer.. and therefor looses moisture to to the age and becomes more crumbly! That would be my guess anyways!
 

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Re: How do mature and mild cheeses differ?
« Reply #2 on: 01/05/2008 18:17:09 »
I've read on certain packs of mature cheese about the formation of salt crystals which I have indeed seen and tasted......I wonder if this has something to do with it.
 

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Re: How do mature and mild cheeses differ?
« Reply #3 on: 01/05/2008 23:25:05 »
Al i know is i dont like mature , so the wife buys it knowing i'm not going to cut big chunks off which leaves more for her.
 

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Re: How do mature and mild cheeses differ?
« Reply #4 on: 02/05/2008 01:05:59 »
It is a question of time - it does get a little dryer but not appreciably. The main thing that happens is the mold has more time to make the flavor that each particular mold gives to it particular cheese. It is all in the mold.
 

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Re: How do mature and mild cheeses differ?
« Reply #5 on: 02/05/2008 01:59:37 »
It is a question of time - it does get a little dryer but not appreciably. The main thing that happens is the mold has more time to make the flavor that each particular mold gives to it particular cheese. It is all in the mold.

This must make you very tasty Jimmy Boy !!   ;D

 

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How do mature and mild cheeses differ?
« Reply #6 on: 05/05/2008 04:25:16 »
Isn't salt used to help preserve and dry the cheese??
 

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