Thursday, 10 January 2008

Cheese Update

It's been about 19 hours since I set the Brie out to ripen. Here's how it looks:





I got quite excited because they all looked as if they were starting to bulge, and in particular the topmost piece was looking exceedingly relaxed. I decided to move them to a darker cutting board, so that I could get a better contrast, but when I carefully lifted the pieces up I realised that it wasn't so much a case of the creamy centre starting to soften, but more a case of the rind starting to dry up and curl around the edges. And to make matters worse, the navy blue cutting board I chose to display the cheese on, just made the pieces look a sickly green colour.
See what I mean? Rind is dry, cheese is still rubbery, and now it has a repulsive green tinge to it. I'm covering it loosely in cling film, and I'll wait another day to see what develops.

7 comments:

Karen H. said...

Good Afternoon Dabrah,
You are more than Welcome for the Award. You truly deserve it. "THANK YOU" for the Link Love as well. I really enjoy visiting you as well. I do see a greenish tint to the piece of Brie on the left, but the one on the right looks fine to me. It could be because of the darker cutting board. I would give it a few more days. You must have PATIENCE dear. LOL. I'm one to talk as I don't have alot of Patience myself sometimes. I do hope that the Brie will do what it's suppose to do. Take care my friend and have a great evening. May God Bless You and Yours.

Hugs,
Karen H.

Dawn said...

I have never have tried to ripen brie. I have bought brie. It is very good. Best of luck on your venture of getting it to ripen !

Betty said...

I'm sorry, Dabrah, but I can't help you with the cheese problem you are having. Looks good to me, but what do I know? Nothing about this, lol.

Angela said...

I wish you success in ripening your brie. I've never experienced doing it myself.

Thanks for your visit today...please stop again I'm glad that you came for a visit.

Angela

Ex-Shammickite said...

Let's just get some nice wheat and sesame seed crackers and eat it! I'll bring the merlot.

Linda said...

ooooh you make your own cheese!?! So cool! It's interesting to hear that cheese making is a process - I've got this dream of raising organic goats and making cheese when I retire....

dabrah said...

Thanks for all the suggestions. The brie is starting to look a bit more relaxed so I should be able to put up another update soon.
Linda, I'm afraid I don't know how to make my own cheese. It would be nice if I could. Just blindly trying to ripen the brie!