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My first brie!


Yum. I finally had a chance to make brie. I actually did it when I took the cheese making class. We all split up and worked on a different cheese in the same kitchen so we could kind of watch each other (a lot of cheese making is waiting or idly stirring). I got the brie. But since then, I haven't tried it with our milk.

So 3 weeks ago, I started a batch. It felt a bit squishy this weekend even though it's officially not done for 4 weeks. I thought I would go ahead and give it a shot!

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Yummy! It's a bit young. You can see the chalky interior is rather large. Typically it's a bit smaller than that. Goat milk brie never tends to be a completely uniform paste - the gooey outside gets too strongly flavored before the very inside is done. I still have 5 wheels left and I kept them in the cheese cave until next week. I bet they will be perfect!
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Oh [sign in to see URL] TM you have way more patience than I! emoticon

We have a farmers market here that sells "goat" products. From milk to cheeses and lotions to soap.
I love the cheeses and the soap! emoticon

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The patience part is VERY hard. This is the youngest aged cheese I've made. Most of them are TWO MONTHS! It's sooo hard to wait. I have blue cheese and gouda ripening too right now. But it will be weeks and weeks and weeks before I get to try them!
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Wow, that looks good. Would playing with the temperature or location in the cheese cave make a different and help it ripen more evenly?

I love brie, but I usually get cow's brie. And I prefer it not runny, hehehe.

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Yes, the temperature and humidity can really affect the way it ripens. If it's too warm, it ripens too fast on the outside. I do think that's what's going on. I turned down the cheese cave a bit. The temperature control on it isn't very good at all. The last cheese cave we had was a full sized fridge, but it stopped working earlier this year. We are now using a tiny little fridge, no bigger than an ice chest. It's working pretty well so far but has big temperature swings.

Goat brie is always runny! I don't like runny cow brie because it is too strong. But goat just tends to have a softer paste. This one is likely going to be too soft though!
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Gimme... Me want... YUM

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Oh that looks yummy!!! You can keep the blue cheese (can't stand that stuff!!!), but the [sign in to see URL] yes!!!

I do enjoy a good cheese!!! emoticon

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Oh I love blue [sign in to see URL] up on salad, melted on steak, or [sign in to see URL] go, mouth is watering! emoticon

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