There are two very delicious food holidays coming up that we wanted to share with you all because cheese and guac deserve to be celebrated! Guacamole Day is on September 16th and Cheeseburger Day is on September 18th. Happy cooking EGGheads! It's time to think about getting out to one of the many #EGGfests around the country - see a list here
Ok. It's done over a week earlier than expected. My humidity levels are half what's recommended and I had some surface mold. Based on weight loss - it's down to about 65% of what I started with, I needed to refrigerate.
I cut up some of it to eat and see what I'm dealing with. Tastes great. I mean, really great. Kind of musty, earthy, beefy. Can't wait to use it in some appetizers.
I brushed off the surface mold and god knows what else, then gave it a vinegar bath with some scrubbing, then rinsed it off, dried it and it looked pretty good. No funky odors, ('scept mold and the treatment seems to take care of that - we eat moldy cheese all the time). No signs of spoilage. I suppose If I'm not sick in the next day or two I'll be in the clear (seriously, nothing is going to survive the curing this thing got - 2 weeks of dry cure with sodium nitrate and sodium nitrite).
I'll try posting more pics when it's all purdy and stuff like VI does.
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