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Goudette - Cheddar Gets a Cave Mate


home, cheesemaking, gouda, brine, salt crystals, little seed farm

Meet the Stacked Goudette. She's no baby gouda! I didn't want to part with the many pennies it would take to get gouda or baby gouda molds so I formed the curd inside the same small sized hard cheese mold I used for my first farmhouse cheddar. Sometimes beautiful things happen when you have to improvise - I'm hoping my Goudette is one of those. Baby goudas (not the Laughing Cow Babybell kind, I'm talkin' about the real deal) weigh a little less than a pound, while a full sized gouda wheel can weigh up to 30lbs. The Goudette is weighing in at 2lbs after a swim in the brine this morning and a day drying out. Who knows what changes in flavor and texture the stacked shape will create... I guess we'll find out in 2-6 months!

home,cheesemaking,gouda,brine,salt crystals,little seed farmsalt crystals on the exposed side of the rind help to ensure even brining

cheese, cloth, drying, brooklyn, little seed farmcheese cloth dries fastest in the window (when you don't have a line outside!)

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